By Greg Perkins
The Lady Lobos split the two games they played last week before heading to the Payson Tournament over the weekend. Tuesday’s game at Payson and Thursday’s home game against Holbrook both counted toward the power point standing, where heading into their week off Snowflake was ranked eighth with a 5-2 record.
Tuesday’s game was a struggle at the plate for the Lobos as they were held to just three hits by Payson pitching in the 7-3 loss. Tycee Coplan went one for three with a triple, reached once on an error, stole one base and scored twice. Tori Flake also went one for three. Ashlyn Butler was one for four and scored once.
Marisa Godfrey got the start in the circle, but pitched just one inning, facing seven batters. She gave up three runs, only one earned, on one hit with two walks and a strikeout. Flake took the loss, facing 17 batters in three innings of work. She gave up four runs, only three earned, on three hits with two strikeouts. Brylee Coplan closed the game, facing nine batters. She gave up no runs with four strikeouts and a walk.
Two days later, the Lobos defeated Holbrook, 7-2. The game was scoreless through two innings. In the third Snowflake pushed in three runs, then added three more in the fourth, which offset two by Holbrook in the top of the inning. The Lobos tacked on an additional score in the sixth to ice the win.
Following the week off the Lobos will return to the diamond on Tuesday, April 2, with a home game against Coconino. The next day they will play at Show Low, then host Round Valley on Thursday, April 4.
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By Greg Perkins