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VX Roundup 3/3: Red Mountain softball hands Gilbert first loss

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Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:50 pm | Updated: 2:03 pm, Wed Apr 4, 2012.

In a battle of top Division I teams, Red Mountain beat host-Gilbert, 12-5, in a Division I Section II game on Tuesday.

The Lions (20-3, 6-1) had 16 hits on the night and handed the Tigers their first loss of the season in power point games. Gilbert (21-3, 10-1) was hurt by seven errors.

Payton Kornfeind and Haley Culley led Red Mountain with five RBI each. Jordan Beck added a home run and two RBI. Siera Phillips pitched a complete game and every Lions starter had a least one hit.

Alex Astorga led Gilbert with three hits and Elysia Mesa added two. Mesa and Emma Ocker each drove in two runs.

In Division II softball, Tess McPherson got her 13th win of the season as Notre Dame pummeled Cactus Shadows, 17-2, in a Division II Section II game. McPherson was also a perfect 2-fot-2 at the plate with a home run and five RBI. Nicole Bailey was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBI for the Saints.

Ryland Estrada led Queen Creek with a home run and three RBI as the Bulldogs beat Williams Field, 8-6, in a non-sectional game. Jessica Delawder was 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Black Hawks.


Clay Crookham improved to 4-0 on the mound to lead Scottsdale Christian past Coronado, 6-2, in a Division III Section III game. Marcus Skundrich had a triple and three RBI for the Eagles.

Dobson upset Mesquite, 7-6, in nine innings of a Division I Section II game. The Wildcats remain in first place in the section but the Mustangs came out on top despite being outhit (8-7). Dallas Martinez pitched the final three innings for Dobson and got the win.

Visiting-Mountain View beat Skyline, 14-6, in a Division I Section II game. Jacob Boehme went 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI for the Toros (13-6, 7-1).

Williams Field beat Queen Creek, 5-1, in a non-sectional game. Jordan Washburn had a home run and three RBI to lead the Black Hawks.

Boys Volleyball

Host-Perry beat Chandler 25-18, 26-24, 25-17. Jalen Cross had a big game for the Pumas (5-4). Cross finished with 10 kills and 10 blocks.

Highland improved to 7-1 on the season with a 25-11, 25-23, 25-18 win over Higley. Isaac Turley lad the Hawks with 15 kills, Jeff Chapman added 11 kills and Bryce Farabee finished with eight kills.

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