Apr 262013

By Greg Perkins
The Lady Roadrunners dropped their final game of the regular softball season to visiting Snowflake Tuesday afternoon, and will now await their fate regarding a possible state tournament bid. Holbrook entered the game ranked 20th in the standings and with the top 24 qualifying for the state tournament, the Birds still have an outside chance to reach the post-season despite dropping their final game.
The Lobos jumped out early, scoring three first inning runs, then tacked on another two in the third. Holbrook kept the game within reach through four innings to trail by only three, but in the top of the fifth frame Snowflake essentially put the game away with four runs. The Lobos added two more in both the sixth and seventh to eventually win the game 13-3, handing Holbrook its 10th power point loss against six victories.
Tess Baldonado took the loss in the circle, where she gave up 11 hits, but had six strikeouts and eight walks.
As a team the Lady Birds collected only six hits, had eight strikeouts and drew two walks. Kylah Spangler went two for three, Cierra Shumway was one for three and Amber Shelendewa went one for three with a home run.
If the Lady Roadrunners make the state tournament, they will open the tournament on Thursday, May 2, at the Rose Mofford Complex in Phoenix.