By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs softball team lost for the first time this season, falling 2-0 to the Lady Longhorns in Payson on Tuesday. The loss left the Bulldogs with an exceptional 19-1 record.
Payson hurler Arissa Paulson shutout the Bulldogs on just three hits and no walks while striking out 14 batters.
The Longhorns scored both of their runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Payson also had only three hits.
Arissa Paulson had a double and the only run batted in of the game in three plate appearances. She also had a stolen base. Payton Peterson and Sadie Dunman were also one for three for the Longhorns. Winslow committed two errors, with one leading to an unearned run.
Taylor Baca pitched well for Winslow, allowing just two runs, one earned, on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
Halle Hayes had two of Winslow’s hits and Renee Bollin the other.
Winslow Coach Kelli Fifelski said that both pitchers had pitched well, and that Paulson had thrown an exceptional game against the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs are slated to play the Blue Ridge Lady Yellowjackets today (April 11) at Lakeside and host the Globe Lady Tigers on Saturday. They will host the Holbrook Lady Roadrunners on Tuesday, April 15, and the Flagstaff Lady Eagles on Thursday, April 17.
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By Sam Conner