By Sam Conner
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs won five games and lost two at the Gracie Haught Tournament held March 18 and 19 in Payson. The results left Winslow with an excellent 13-5 record for the season. The Bulldogs lost to Apache Junction 4-0 in the first of three games on Friday. They then defeated Round Valley, 11-2, and Bradshaw Mountain, 10-5. On Saturday the Bulldogs lost to Benson, 6-5, but came back to beat Show Low, 8-5, Flagstaff, 13-1 and Estrella Foothills, 7-6.
In the 4-0 loss to the Apache Junction Lady Prospectors, Justine Butterfield took the loss for Winslow, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in two innings of work. Sherreise Beaty worked three innings and gave up a run on four walks. K. Pettis Miller shut out the Bulldogs on just three hits. Kelley McKinley was the batting star for Apache Junction with a home run and a double in three trips to the plate. Sierra Wilcox led Winslow with a 2 for 2 performance and Beaty was 1 for 1.
In the 11-2 win over the Round Valley Lady Elks, Beaty got the win by working four innings and giving up two runs on four hits. Morgan Thomas was 2 for 2 for the Bulldogs. Gabby Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a home run. Beaty was 1 for 2 with a triple. Wilcox, Alicia O’Haco and Alyssa Barton all went 1 for 3. Barton’s hit was a double.
In the 10-5 win over the Bradshaw Mountain Lady Bears, Butterfield got the win, giving up five runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits and a walk. Harleigh Scott led the Bulldogs at the plate with a 3 for 3 day including a triple. Gonzalez, Alyssa Smith, O’Haco and Wilcox were all 2 for 3, with Wilcox and Smith having doubles. Hailee Branson and Butterfield were 1 for 3, with Branson collecting a double.
In the 6-5 loss to the Benson Lady Bobcats on Saturday, Benson took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Winslow scored three in the bottom of the first and two in the second. Benson plated one in the third inning, tied the score with two in the fourth and scored the winning run in the fifth. Butterfield gave up four runs on three hits and four walks in 42/3 innings. Beaty gave up two runs on a hit and an error in a third of an inning. Winslow only had four hits. O’Haco was 2 for 3 with a double. Gonzalez and Wilcox were both 1 for 2, with Gonzalez having a double.
In the 8-5 win over the Show Low Lady Cougars, Butterfield was credited with the win, giving up three runs on a hit and a walk. Beaty gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. Gonzalez, Smith and Wilcox were all 2 for 3 at the plate, with Gonzalez having a double. Butterfield was 1 for 2 with a double and Thomas was 1 for 3.
In the 13-1 win over the Flagstaff Lady Eagles, Beaty allowed just three hits for the victory. Branson was 3 for 3 with two home runs. Wilcox was 2 for 2. O’Haco was 1 for 1. Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a double. Thomas, Scott and Beaty were all 1 for 2.
In the 7-6 win over the Estrella Foothills Lady Wolves, Deshi Kinlicheenie got the win with relief from Beaty. Smith led the Bulldogs at the plate with a 2 for 2 effort, including a home run and three runs batted in. Gonzalez and O’Haco were both 1 for 2, with Gonzalez having a home run. Branson was 1 for 3.
The Bulldogs are slated to host Greenway on Tuesday, March 29, and will be at Ironwood on Thursday, March 31, and at Coconino in Flagstaff on Saturday, April 2.
By Sam Conner