LOCAL GLANCE (April 15): Prep Softball, Prep Tennis
The Kofa softball team continued its winning ways with a 10-1 thumping of Lake Havasu on Monday.
Kings starter Sarai Camacho earned the win with 11 strikeouts and surrendering one hit over seven innings.
Kaitlyn Swain led the charge offensively for the Kings, going 4 for 5, while seven other Kofa hitters recorded two hits, including Sally Gastelo with a double.
“We had plenty of hits,” Kofa coach Emma Morrison said. “We just came out pounding the ball.”
Kofa scored five runs in the first, four in the second and one more in the seventh.
“They just have that little bit of confidence and they're running with it,” Morrison said.
Cibola pounds Dobson
Cibola came out swinging in Phoenix Monday, defeating Dobson 18-7.
Cibola starting pitcher Sydni Lankford got the win, striking out six and walking two while giving up the seven runs on 11 hits.
Four Raiders had three or more hits, including Amanda Hernandez, who had four, and Alexis Evans, who hit a grand slam in the seventh inning.
Bethany Olea also provided some power, going 2 for 3 with a two-run homer.
Cibola had three big innings offensively with five runs in the third, four in the fourth and six in the seventh.
Gila Ridge boys beat Cibola
Brett Boyer took down Kevin Qian in their third and final singles match of the season, but that was the only win Cibola would get as the Hawks defeated the Raiders 8-1 Monday.
According to Cibola coach Duncan Phillips, the best match of the afternoon was No. 3 singles. Robin Beauregard defeated Abhijay Murugesan 7-5, 7-6 (7-5). Beauregard had lost to Murugesan previously 6-2, 6-2 at Gila Ridge on March 25.
Hawk girls beat Raiders
Katlyn Jones and Tayler McKenna finished undefeated at No. 1 doubles, winning their match 8-1 as Gila Ridge beat Cibola 8-1.
Jones won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.