By Greg Perkins
The Lady Lobos have compiled a 5-3 record through the first two weeks of the season. After going 3-3 at the Wickenburg tournament on March 1 and 2 to open the season, Snowflake added wins over Round Valley and Joseph City in regular season games played last week.
Hosting the Wildcats on Tuesday, the Lobos allowed four Joseph City runs in the first inning, then shut out the visitors the rest of the way for a 9-4 win.
Brylee Coplan went the distance in the circle, facing 30 batters. She allowed those four runs, only three earned, on three hits with six walks and nine strikeouts.
At the plate, Tyler Flake went two for three with an RBI and scored twice. Tycee Coplan was two for four with an RBI and scored once. Brylee Coplan helped her own cause, going one for four and scoring once. Ashlyn Butler was one for four with an RBI. Kimber Solomon had a big game, going three for three with a home run, a double, three RBIs and scored two runs. Alexa Jones was one for three and scored twice. Debbie Tai Neff went two for three with a double and scored once.
On Thursday, the Lobos took a 3-0 lead through two innings against Round Valley, then kept the shutout going until the bottom of the seventh, where the Elks finally scored three runs in the 9-3 Snowflake victory.
Brylee Coplan earned her second win of the week, again working all seven innings. She faced 32 batters, allowing three runs, none of which were earned. She gave up just four hits with one walk and struck out seven.
Solomon again hit well, going two for three with two doubles, an RBI and scored three times. Tycee Coplan was two for four, scoring twice. Flake went one for three with two RBIs. Ashley Gillespie was one for four and scored once. Jones went one for three with a double and an RBI. Neff went one for three and scored once.
On their first day of the Wrangler Tournament, the Lobos fell to Liberty, 10-0, and to Coolidge, 8-5, but picked up a 12-0 win over San Pasqual Valley, Calif. Four players homered in that game, including Flake, Corey Gardner, Shayna Austin and Jones.
Saturday’s results included Lobo wins over Round Valley, 15-1 and Mohave, 5-4. Their only loss that day was again to Liberty this time by a final of 11-2.
After hosting Payson on Tuesday, the Lobos will play at Joseph City on Thursday, March 14, then again against Blue Ridge at Lakeside on Friday. Next Tuesday they will see the Longhorns again, this time in Payson.
By Greg Perkins