VX Roundup 2/28: Valerie Kaff strikes out 16 to lead Mountain View softball past Mesquite - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

VX Roundup 2/28: Valerie Kaff strikes out 16 to lead Mountain View softball past Mesquite

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Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 10:36 am | Updated: 11:29 am, Fri Mar 1, 2013.

Valerie Kaff pitched a complete game shutout as Mountain View cruised past Mesquite, 5-0, in a Division I softball game on Thursday. She struck out 16 and only allowed two hits. Sidney Ryan hit her fourth home run of the season. Kayla Jackson also had two hits including a double for the Toros.

Desert Ridge 3, Red Mountain 2: The Jaguars used a strong sixth-inning charge to upset the Mountain Lions. Bre Macha pitched the complete game and had an RBI at the plate in the losing effort.

Chaparral 10, Pinnacle 9: Kendra Coleman went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs as the Firebirds held on for the victory. Lauren La Terra went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the slugfest. The Pioneers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t push across the tying run.

Perry 3, Campo Verde 0: Jillian Leslie pitched her second straight shutout. Sabrina Nieto and Tayloer Aldridge each hit a home run for the Pumas (8-2).

Mesa 5, Chandler 4: The Jackrabbits used timely hitting and defense to edge the Wolves. Alisha Schomaker drove in three runs with a two-out, bases-loaded double. Allison Gray added two hits and two RBIs. Mesa turned three double plays to complement Amber Smith's pitching performance.


Williams Field 9, Basha 1: Skyler Wengert and Jaxxon Fagg continued to swing hot bats, going a combined 5 for 6 with two doubles, two walks and 3 RBIs. Jake Whillock stole the show for the Black Hawks on the mound, pitching a complete game, allowing only one run on four hits. Whillock’s first start proved to be a good one getting the Black Hawks to a 2-0 power point record, 4-1 overall. Williams Field scored four runs in the fourth inning to pull away.

Desert Mountain 7, Horizon 4: Cody Erickson smashed his third home run of the season and Jake McAdams added a solo shot as the second-ranked Wolves moved to 5-0 on the season. David Greer had a pair of singles and reached base four times. Adam Wolfe and Chris Isbell had a pair of hits for Horizon.

Notre Dame 4, Salpointe 3: Devon DeRaad had two extra base hits and an RBI, sparking Notre Dame. He doubled in the first and fifth innings. Kobie Foppe collected two hits, while Duncan Morfitt and Hunter Bross each had an RBI in the win. Austin Schnabel allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk over six innings and struck out nine on the mound.

Cibola 4, Dobson 2.

Girls tennis

Basha 8, Perry 1: Three of the singles matches went to a third game and the Bears were able to pull out all three. Jewell Brundrett defeated Gia Veloria, 6-1, 5-7, 11-9, Chayse Olson rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-7 win over Ashley Sun and Luz Garcia won her singles match, 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. Basha swept the singles matches.

Hamilton 9, Chandler 0: The Huskies played very well to cruise past the Wolves. Lydia Csernak, Jaimi Foster, Marissa Gautier, Katie Hilderth, Rachel Beglin and Jenny Diehl each won their singles matches in straight sets.

Boys tennis

Mesa 9, Desert Ridge 0: Brent Skabelund picked up his first singles win on varsity for the Jackrabbits. Mesa didn’t drop a set.

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