VX Roundup 3/27: Gilbert tops Basha in matchup of softball powers - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

VX Roundup 3/27: Gilbert tops Basha in matchup of softball powers

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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:47 pm

Gilbert's Lindsey Duncan took care of the pitching, while Marissa Stankiewicz, Dani Nelson and Taylor McCord took care of the hitting as the Tigers bested Basba, 9-2, Tuesday night in a matchup between two of Arizona's best teams.

After both teams scored runs in the first inning, Gilbert opened it up in the fourth and fifth innings thanks to timely hitting by Stankiewicz, Nelson and Taylor.

Seven Bears' errors on the day only aided the Tigers (20-2, 8-0) in their efforts, as they cruised to their 20th win of the year.

Duncan allowed just two runs on six hits in the win as Gilbert remained undefeated (7-0) in power point games, while Basha suffered its first PP loss of the season.

In other softball action, Red Mountain cruised past McClintock, 24-2. The Lions racks up three home runs, a triple and six doubles on way to a 24 hits. Bre Macha (5 -for-5, home run, two doubles and seven RBI) and Siera Phillips (3-for-5, two RBI) led the Mountain Lions offensively, while Ashley Hill and Marian Ruf also homered.


Spencer Applebach threw 2 2/3 innings of hitless ball in relief and Mesquite scratched across the game-winning run in the sixth inning of a 6-5 victory against Hamilton on Tuesday. Jake Howard hit a three-run home run, and both Applebach and Matt Waldron had two hits and drove in runs for the Wildcats. Skyler Palermo had two hits and two RBI for the Huskies, who won Horizon's Big League Dugout tournament last weekend.

Chandler's Alex Hennessey went 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Wolves rallied to defeat Dobson, 5-4. Chris Plitt gave up four runs in the first two innings to put Chandler in a 4-0 hole, but Chandler managed to score runs in the third, fifth and two in the seventh. Plitt managed to hold the Mustangs scoreless before being relieved in the eighth by Brandon Hudson. Hudson then pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the win.

Scott Kingery's go-ahead, three-run home run in the third inning paced host Mountain Pointe to a 5-2 win versus Marcos de Niza. Kingery's blast came after the Pride (9-6-1) were trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the third. He finished 2-for-3 with a double in addition to his 3-run homer. Mountain Pointe added two more insurance runs in the fourth and fifth innings to round out the scoring.

Joseph Eto allowed one run in a pitchers' duel as Mesa defeated Skyline, 2-1. Eto scattered eight hits and the Jackrabbits took advantage of two Skyline errors in the win. Michael Amado went the distance for Skyline, allowed no earned runs and struck out five.

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