LOCAL GLANCE (March 10): Prep Softball
With Bri Stephens still suffering from a shoulder injury, Lezlie Morris stepped up, leading the Criminals to a 5-1 record in the Colorado River Invitational tournament over the weekend.
Besides the first game that Yuma High won by forfeit, Morris threw four complete games including three shutouts.
Yuma High beat Coachella Valley 10-0, Pahrump 7-0, Needles 6-0 and Faith Lutheran 9-3.
Linda Ontiveros led the Criminal offense the majority of the weekend.
“She really produced at the plate for us,” Yuma High coach Liz Huyck said. “She came up with big hits and was just consistent all weekend long.”
The lone Criminal loss came at the hands of Rancho in the semifinals. The combination of errors, lack of offense and a tired Morris led to a 12-1 loss.
“Lezlie did well on the mound,” Huyck said. “At the end she just ran out of gas. (We got) a lot of innings, a lot of game-time experience to get ready for this week”
Yuma High has three home games this week: 4 p.m. Tuesday against Cibola, 5 p.m. Wednesday against Holtville and 6:30 p.m. Friday against Gila Ridge.