By Greg Perkins
The Lady Lobos were involved in three shutout performances last week finishing on the winning side of two of them and on the wrong end of one.
Snowflake began the week with blanking St. Johns 6-0 in a road game Wednesday.
Brylee Coplan was credited with a no hitter, finishing the game with 13 strikeouts and just one walk against the 25 batters she faced through seven innings of work.
She helped her own cause by going one for four at the plate with a stolen base. Debbie Tai Neff went three for four, scoring twice. Kimber Solomon was zero for three, but reached on an error and scored once. Bailey Standerfer went one for two. Ashlyn Butler was one for three with a double. Tycee Coplan went one for two with a triple, walked and scored once. Tyler Flake was one for four, reached once on an error and scored twice in the win.
Thursday’s home game against top ranked Winslow was another shutout performance, although this time the Lobos were on the receiving end. Winslow scored just one run in each of the first two innings, but pushed in three in the third and closed out the game under the 10-run rule in the fifth.
Snowflake had just two hits in the game, one from Solomon and the other, which was a double, from Tai Neff.
Brylee Coplan pitched five innings, facing 32 Bulldog batters. She gave up 10 runs, one earned, on six hits with three walks and a pair of strikeouts.
Playing their third day in succession, Snowflake again saw only one side of the scoreboard light up, but like Monday’s outing all the runs, and there were a lot of them, were in the Lobos favor.
Snowflake scored 11 first inning runs against Alchesay in Whiteriver, leaving no doubt as to the outcome. The Lobos added 13 more in the next three innings before finishing the game early, 24-0.
Several players contributed at the plate. Marisa Godfrey was two for five with two triples. Flake went one for four. Courtney Baldwin was one for five. Tycee Coplan went one for two. Brylee Coplan was three for five with a home run. Solomon was one for four. Shayna Austin sent two for four. Alexa Jones was three for five. Tai Neff was three for four with a homer and two doubles.
Godfrey pitched four innings, facing 13 batters. She allowed just one hit with two strikeouts.
Just two weeks remain in the regular season for the Lobos, who stood at 7-6 in power point contests. After playing at Show Low on Tuesday, they will host Alchesay on Friday, April 19. Next week they play at Blue Ridge on Monday, at Holbrook on Tuesday and wrap up the regular season on Wednesday with a home game against Safford.
By Greg Perkins