By Greg Perkins
The Lady Roadrunners turned a four-game slide into a two-game winning streak at the close of last week with wins over Mogollon on Thursday and Globe on Friday.
Playing in Heber Holbrook took the early lead over Mogollon’s Lady Mustangs with three first inning runs, then opened the game up with seven in the third and nine in the fourth to secure the 20-7 victory.
Davi Reyes pitched four innings for Holbrook, facing 26 Mustang batters. She gave up seven runs, all earned, on eight hits with two strikeouts and six walks. Demo Perkins pitched the final inning, allowing two hits to the five batters she faced. She also fanned two.
At the plate, the Roadrunners pounded the ball, finishing the game with nine extra base hits. Alizia Foster had a huge game, going 3 for 4 with two home runs, a triple, stole two bases, had two RBIs and scored four runs. Tess Baldonado went 4 for 5 with a triple, a double, two stolen bases, two RBIs and scored four runs. Perkins went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles, a stolen base, an RBI, drew one walk and scored twice. Amber Shelendewa went 2 for 3 with a double and scored twice. Reyes was 1 for 2, walked once, stole two bases, had one RBI and scored twice. Kylah Spangler went 2 for 2 with two walks, two RBIs and scored twice. Alex Jeffers-Sample was 1 for 3 with two RBIs and scored once. Brandi Cline went 1 for 4 with a double, a walk, stole one base, had two RBIs and scored two runs. Lauren Silversmith went 1 for 2, walked once, had one RBI and scored once.
Friday’s game at Globe was even a bigger blowout for the Birds. They scored eight runs in the first, well more than enough to secure what ended up being an 18-1 victory.
Baldonado earned the win in the circle, giving up one run with nine hits and 13 strikeouts.
Holbrook finished the game with 21 hits led by Spangler, who went 4 for 4. Foster was 4 for 5 and Cline was 3 for 5.
After playing at Snowflake in their only game this week, the Roadrunners will wrap up the regular season next week with home games against Alchesay on Tuesday and St. Johns on Wednesday. They headed into this week ranked 15th in the power point standings and will definitely be playing in the state tournament, which begins with first round action on Saturday, May 3.
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By Greg Perkins