It was all in the family for Valley Christian as it defeated visiting Arizona Lutheran Academy 18-8 in a 2A non-region game Thursday.
Sisters Sam and Steffi Frank combined for eight hits and six RBIs for Valley Christian (6-5). Sam, a sophomore, went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two RBIs. Steffi, a senior, also went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBIs.
Freshman starting pitcher Jenelle Hunt teamed with her twin sister batery mate Larae to earn the win for the Trojans.
Larae also went 3-for-6 at the plate.
Corona del Sol defeated Mountain Pointe 4-3 in eight innings in the Gilbert-Mesquite Tournament.
Greg Ryan scored the winning run for the Aztecs on a throwing error by Mountain Pointe’s shortstop. Ryan led off the eighth inning with a single and then moved up to second base after Andy Nist was hit by a pitch.
Corona ran a hit-and-run play with Anthony Cipressi at the plate that resulted in the Pride’s game-ending throwing error.
Ryan finished the game with two hits and a double.