The Centennial softball team had just four hits Tuesday, but that’s all the Bulldogs needed for a 3-1 win over Coronado in their Class 5A Southern Region playoff game at Centennial.
Rebeca Venzor-Nuno went 2-for-3 to lead Centennial (22-10), the No. 2 seed from the Desert League, which jumped ahead 3-0 after three innings on Coronado (9-9), the Desert’s No. 4 seed.
The Bulldogs held on with a strong combination of pitching by Teagan Clemmons and Lily Fournier.
Centennial will host Palo Verde at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will clinch a berth in the state tournament.
— No. 2M Palo Verde 7, No. 4M Liberty 2: At Palo Verde, Cameron Lauretta gave up two runs in the first inning before taking control, going the distance for a one-hit win for the Panthers (17-8), the No. 2 seed from the Mountain League.
Mya Bartlett went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Palo Verde. Liberty fell to 19-10.
— No. 1M Shadow Ridge 4, 3M Arbor View 1: At Shadow Ridge, Josslin Law tossed a complete-game four-hitter, striking out 10, to lead the Mustangs (16-4), who took control with a three-run sixth inning.
Arbor View finishes at 14-15. Shadow Ridge will host Liberty in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
— No. 1D Green Valley 10, No. 3D Faith Lutheran 0: At Green Valley, Avari Morris went 3-for-3 with a double to lead the defending state champion Gators (22-4) past the Crusaders (21-12).
Green Valley will host Coronado in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
— No. 1M Boulder City 11, No. 2D Clark 1: At Boulder City, Kylie Czubernat went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to help the Eagles (17-11) roll to a winner’s bracket victory over the Chargers (15-9).
— No. 1D Virgin Valley 10, No. 6 Pahrump Valley 0: At Virgin Valley, Reggi Frei went 3-for-3 with two runs and a double to help the Bulldogs (34-0) shut out the Trojans (10-14) in a winner’s bracket game.
Virgin Valley will play at Boulder City at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will qualify for next week’s state tournament.
— No. 5 Moapa Valley 15, No. 8 Canyon Springs 0: At Moapa Valley, Andie Woods threw a three-inning one-hitter for the Pirates (10-9).
Woods added a 2-for-2 performance at the plate with a home run, a triple and two RBIs. Canyon Springs finishes at 0-13.
Moapa Valley will host Pahrump Valley in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
— No. 2M SLAM Academy 17, No. 7 Valley 1: At SLAM Academy, Carmen Castro went 3-for-3 with two doubles and six RBIs for the Bulls (14-8).
SLAM Academy will play at Clark in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Valley finishes at 4-14.
— No. 1M Bishop Gorman 5, No. 3M Faith Lutheran 0: At Bishop Gorman, Kaden Soder tossed a complete-game two-hitter as the Gaels (28-2) shut out the Crusaders (16-10).
Billy Scaldeferri went 2-for-3 with two home runs and two RBIs to help Gorman, which will host Desert Oasis at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will clinch a berth in the state tournament.
— No. 2M Desert Oasis 7, 1D Green Valley 4: At Green Valley, the Diamondbacks (25-10) scored four runs in the last three innings to rally past the Gators (27-7).
— No. 4M Arbor View 13, No. 3D Centennial 9: At Centennial, Michael Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and the Aggies (15-17) scored seven runs in the sixth inning to beat the Bulldogs (22-12) in an elimination game.
Arbor View will play in an elimination game at Faith Lutheran at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
— No. 2M Pahrump Valley 9, No. 1D Moapa Valley 4: At Moapa Valley, the Trojans (24-7) scored five runs in the first inning and rolled past the Pirates (19-7).
Kyle McDaniel went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs for Pahrump Valley.
— No. 1M Boulder City 3, No. 2D Virgin Valley 1: At Boulder City, the Eagles (21-6) scored a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth to rally past the Bulldogs (19-8) in a winner’s bracket game.
Boulder City will host Pahrump Valley at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The winner will clinch a berth in the state tournament.
— No. 7 Western 8, No. 6 Clark 5: At Clark, Manny Esparza and Edgar Garcia had RBI hits in the 12th inning to help the Warriors (11-14) defeat the Chargers (15-12).
Western will play at Virgin Valley at 4 p.m. Wednesday in an elimination game.
— No. 5 SLAM Academy 6, No. 8 Eldorado 3: The Bulls (15-15) defeated the Sundevils (12-15) in an elimination game.
The Bulls will play at Moapa Valley at 4 p.m. Wednesday in an elimination game.