LOCAL GLANCE (Feb. 26): Softball, boys tennis
Yuma High shuts out Kofa
After a shaky defensive effort in the Peoria tournament to start the season, the Yuma High softball team saw that offense alone won't help it win games.
On Tuesday afternoon at Kofa, the Criminals got a big day at the plate to go along with flawless defense and beat the Kings 11-0 in five innings.
Lezlie Morris improved to 2-1 on the year by throwing a complete game for the Criminals, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out one. The sophomore also helped herself at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a triple and two runs.
Yuma High (2-3 overall, 1-0 in AIA Power Points) collected 18 hits on the day as a team. Junior Alicia Stephens went 3 for 4 with three runs and a double, and seniors Linda Ontizeros and Amanda Martinez each went 3 for 4 with two runs.
“We just came off that tournament and we hit really well, but our defense was awful,” Yuma High coach Liz Huyck said.
While the Criminals were perfect in the field, the Kings once again struggled on defense.
“Another bundle of errors cost us another game,” Kofa coach Emma Morrison said. “We have some work to do.”
Sarai Camaro was the losing pitcher for Kofa.
Yuma High has a doubleheader at San Luis starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, and Kofa gets a rematch against Cibola on Friday.
PREP BOYS TENNIS
Cibola shuts out Kofa
Cibola won six 6-0 sets en route to its 9-0 victory over Kofa Tuesday.
Brett Boyer and Abijay Murugesan won their sets 6-0, 6-0 while no other Raider lost more than two games in a set.
Cibola hits the road at 1 p.m. Thursday to take on San Luis.