Local Glance: May 2
Rams' season ends against Bagdad
A nine-run defecit was too much for the Antelope softball team to overcome as the No. 18 Rams lost 15-5 to No. 15 Bagdad in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division IV state playoffs Wednesday night at Rose Mofford Softball Complex.
“We spotted them nine runs in the first two innings,” said Antelope coach Mike Jorajuria of the Rams' first playoff appearance in five years. “Hopefully now that they've experienced state this year they won't be as scared next year.”
Anna Tillou and Taylor Cruz each had two walks and a hit for the Rams, who had seven players come up with the team's seven hits.
Area players earn All Region honors
Ten Cibola softball players were named to the Gila Valley All Region Team — including Jackie Pierson who was named Player of the Year by the coaches.
Pierson is joined by teammates Alexis Evans, Bethany Olea, Mariah Caro and Melissa Padilla in earning first team honors.
Kofa's Miranda Brookhart, Amanda Young and Sally Gastelo as well as Yuma High's Isabel Villalobos and Allison Vega and Gila Ridge's Summer Ehrig were also named to the first team.
Grecia Villa, Amanda Hernandez and Hannah Lackey were all named to the second team for Cibola. Kofa's Miranda Mendoza and Robyn McCormick, Yuma's Linda Ontiveros, Ivana Aguirre and Gila Ridge's Kaelin Fox, Candra Land and Nikki Kelland also earned second team honors.