Basic’s junior pitcher was in control from the start, tossing a six-hitter and striking out 10 to help the Wolves to a 7-1 home win over Liberty in the winners’ bracket semifinals of the Desert Region Tournament.
The Rams took their first step toward their fourth state berth in five years with a 6-4 home win over stubborn Palo Verde in the opening round of the Mountain Region tournament.
Coronado and Centennial both won Tuesday to secure the No. 1 seeds for their respective region softball tournament.
Jaden Delchambre singled home the eventual winning run to cap a six-run sixth inning that lifted Foothill’s softball team to a 9-8 win at Liberty on Tuesday.
Kylie Sharapan singled home Roxanne Ines with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth as Arbor View’s softball team edged visiting Sierra Vista 6-5 on Friday.
Team previews (as submitted by coaches) for the 2019 prep softball season.
Here are the 2018 softball honors, as selected by the coaches.
Leah Becker was 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs and three RBIs to lead Foothill’s softball team to an 8-2 home win over Basic on Wednesday.
Makena Martin hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday to complete Palo Verde’s rally and help the Panthers’ softball team beat visiting Faith Lutheran, 5-4.
Chryshelle Abril-Ryan and Brianna Villarreal each homered for Spring Valley’s softball team Thursday as the Grizzlies rallied to beat visiting Bonanza, 8-7.