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VX Roundup 4/11: Leighty and Bergman pace Campo Verde softball to upset

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:48 pm | Updated: 11:09 am, Fri Apr 12, 2013.

Samantha Leighty and Bailey Bergman combined to finish a perfect 7-for-7 at the plate, with three doubles, a home run and two RBI as host Campo Verde came back to upset Queen Creek,  8-7 in 10 innings, Thursday.

Heading into the bottom fifth inning, the Coyotes found themselves down 4-1 before scoring five runs to take a 6-4 lead.

Led by Abi Rope and Ryann Holmes, the Bulldogs fought back in the top of the sixth, scoring three runs to retake a 7-6 lead.

Campo Verde then scored one in the bottom of the seventh and one in the bottom of the eighth to finish a wild back and forth game.

Bergman, who came on early in relief of Leighty, pitched a shutout in the seventh and eighth innings to pick up the win, while Queen Creek’s Madison Merrell picked up the loss, striking out 12 in eight innings of work.

Rope finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Holmes was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for the Bulldogs (14-8).

The Coyotes improved to 11-12 with the win.


Desert Mountain 8, Betty H. Fairfax 0: Andy Wellins won her 15th game as she struck out seven and walked one. Carlie Mills was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs, Sammy Rae was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's and Cheyann Tucker was 2-for-2 and Jana froehle had a double and 2 RBIs.

Desert Vista 7, Mountain Pointe 0: Desert Vista scored first in the second inning on an RBI single by pitcher Danielle Block, and Desert Vista capitalized on four errors by Mountain Pointe to score two more runs. In the second inning, D.V. scored two more runs, and Michaela Duarte's two-run single clinched the rivalry game for the Thunder. Block pitched a two-hitter and struck out five to notch her 11th win of the season.

Sunrise Mountain 16, Saguaro 0; Xavier 8, Saint Mary’s 4



Basha 3, Highland 2: Ivan Banchez’s solo shot put the Bears up 3-1 late and they were able to hold on behind a great pitching effort by Austin Casillas. Casillas pitched six innings, giving up just one run, while Sanchez finished 2-for-3. Zach Torriente picked up the save for Basha (13-7), while Ethan Evanko took the loss for the Hawks (15-5).

Hamilton 11, Chandler 1: The Huskies (16-3) scored eight runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead they never came close to losing. Nick Ohanian improved his record to 4-0, pitching six innings allowing just one run on two hits, while sitting down six batters. Cody Bellinger was 2-for-3 with a triple for Hamilton, while teammate Hunter Robson hit a solo home run in his only plate appearance. The Wolves’ Cooper Hunter had two of Chandler’s three hits, finishing 2-for-3. The Wolves dropped to 8-12 on the year.

Notre Dame 3, Saguaro 2: Saguaro had five hits compared with Notre Dame's two, but Saguaro stranded five runners on base as Devon DeRaad got the win for the Saints. He pitched five shutout innings, struck out 10, walked three and surrendered three hits. Jimmy Halloran got the save. Notre Dame scored two runs on two errors in the in the fourth and scored on a groundout by Hunter Bross in the sixth. Devon DeRaad and Nick Affronti had the two NDP hits in the win.


Highland 3, Skyline 0: Janesa Snuka had seven kills and four aces; Drew Rossell collected six kills and Collin Ward notched 22 assists to lead the Hawks (10-1) to 25-5, 25-13, 25-7 three game victory at home.

Perry 3, Basha 0: Jalen Cross and Alex Berghorst combined for 17 kills as the Pumas slipped past the Bears on the road 25-22, 25-21, 27-25. Perry is now 9-2 overall.

Brophy def. McClintock 25-14, 25-13, 25-16


Basha 8, Gilbert 1: In their final home match of the season, the Bears earned a convincing victory led by the top three (Rahgan Jensen, Jewel Brundrett, and Katelynd Lesueur) each winning in straight sets. With two matches left to play, Basha owns a record of 9-3. If the Bears can win against Chandler and Perry, they would close in on a earn a berth in the state tournament for the first time in school history.

Campo Verde 8, Williams Field 1


Queen Creek  0  1  0  3  0  3  0  0  -- 7  10  5

Campo Verde  0  0  1  0  5  0  1 1 – 8  10  5

WP: Bergman

LP: Merrell

Queen Creek (14-8):  Rope 2-4, HR, 3 RBI; Holmes 3-4, HR, RBI; Rodriquez 2-3, RBI; Valenzuela 2-3

Campo Verde (11-12):  Leighty 4-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI; Bergman 3-3, 2 2B; Hess 1-4, 2B, RBI

Chandler Prep  1  2  2  1  0  0  5  -- 11

Gilbert Christian  0  0  1  0  0  0  1 -- 2


Hamilton  8  1  0  0  0  2    -- 11  11  2

Chandler 0  1  0  0  0  0   -- 1  3  2

WP: Ohanian (4-0)

LP: Plitt

Hamilton (16-3):  Ohanain 6 ip, 6K’s, Bellinger 2-3, 3B; Robson 1-1, HR, RBI

Chandler (8-12): Burton 2-3


Seton Catholic 8, Williams Field 4

Pinnacle 7, Willow Canyon 1

Coronado 4, Bourgade Catholic 1

Tempe Prep 12, Gilbert Classical Academy 2

Cactus Shadows 9, Shadow Mountain 6

Basha 3, Highland 2


Skyline  5  13  7  -- 0

Highland  25  25  25   -- 3

Highland (10-1):  Snuka 7 kills, 4 aces; Rossell 6 kills; Ward 22 assists

Perry  25  25  27   -- 3

Basha  22  21  25   -- 0

Perry (9-2):  Cross 9 kills; Berghorst 8 kills

Higley  23  22  20 -- 0

Campo Verde  25  25  25  -- 3


Mountain View 3, Hamilton 2

Westwood 3, Barry Goldwater 1


Estrella Foothills 6, Scottsdale Christian 3


Estrella Foothills 6, Scottsdale Christian 3

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