By Greg Perkins
The Lady Roadrunners defeated Alchesay for the second time this year with an 18-2 victory last Tuesday, then fell to Winslow, the top ranked Division III team in the state, for the second time this year the following day.
Hosting the Lady Falcons the Roadrunners scored just twice in the first inning to get warmed up, but in the second they pushed across 11 runs to open up a big lead.
Terra Hooker worked two innings in the circle, posting six strikeouts and no walks without giving up a hit. Demo Perkins worked three innings, giving up just two hits with three strikeouts.
At the plate, Elizabeth Luna led the way, going three for three. Alizia Foster also hit well, going three for four.
On Wednesday the Roadrunners ran into a machine known as the Winslow Lady Bulldogs. Hosting the top ranked team Holbrook gave up three home runs, all over the fence, including two by Taylor Baca. Winslow took the upper hand early with five first inning runs. The Bulldogs added two more each in the second and third frames, then closed out the game by pushing in 10 runs in the top of the fifth.
Winslow’s Halle Hayes dominated Holbrook as she pitched a no hitter. She issued no walks and collected eight strikeouts.
After playing at Blue Ridge on Tuesday, the Roadrunners will play at Snowflake on Thursday, March 21. This weekend they will be busy at the Gracie Haught Tournament in Payson. Following the tournament they will have a week off for spring break and will return to the field on Tuesday, April 2, when they host Joseph City.
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By Greg Perkins