Green Valley scored five runs in the fifth inning and rallied past Douglas behind pitcher Avari Morris to win the Class 5A state softball championship Saturday at CSN.
Avari Morris pitched two complete games as Green Valley won elimination games against Faith Lutheran and Spanish Springs in the Class 5A state softball tournament.
Faith Lutheran and Green Valley will play in an elimination game Friday at Bishop Gorman in the Class 5A state softball tournament — their fourth meeting this season.
Shadow Ridge defeated Green Valley in four sets to win the Class 5A boys state volleyball championship. Desert Oasis (4A) and Boulder City (3A) also won titles.
Faith Lutheran wasn’t expected to contend for the Class 5A state softball title this season. Now, the Crusaders are three wins from hoisting the championship trophy.
Shadow Ridge and Green Valley have played twice this season, with the Mustangs winning both matches. They will play for the Class 5A boys volleyball title Wednesday.
McKenna Young was 3-for-3 with two doubles and six RBIs to help Faith Lutheran past Green Valley for the Class 5A Southern Region softball title.
Faith Lutheran hosted Green Valley in a Class 5A softball game Tuesday afternoon. Green Valley won 15-4.
Palo Verde hosted Green Valley in a Class 5A softball game Tuesday afternoon. Green Valley won 8-4.
Connor Fields, a Green Valley High School and UNLV graduate, was involved in a scary BMX crash in last year’s Olympics in Japan and is recovering from a brain injury.