Desert Vista continued its dominance on the softball Wednesday afternoon, shutting out Corona del Sol 11-0.
The Thunder (20-2) pounded out 11 hits as Jill Navarro started and ended the scoring onslaught by the Thunder. Navarro crushed a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning, which got things going for Desert Vista.
“I was seeing the ball well today,” Navarro said. “It felt really good, we worked hard and played together.”
Navarro collected two more RBIs to end the game in the fifth inning as she laced a two-RBI single to left field, pushing the score to 11-0. She ended the day going 2-2 at the plate to go along with her four RBIs.
The Thunder got a great outing from their starting pitcher, senior Mara Kemmer, to go along with their hot bats.
After giving up two hits in the first two innings, Kemmer pitched three scoreless innings and gave up no hits. Kemmer ended the day giving up just two hits while striking out eight and shutting out the Aztecs (13-9).
“That was probably our best game all year,” Thunder coach Felipe Becerra said. “Usually it’s defense, pitching or hitting that dominates. We put all three fazes of the game together and that’s really what won it for us.”
Aztecs head coach Jennifer Ray felt the frustration of her team as they were unable to solve the starting pitching of Desert Vista.
“We didn’t hit, we had eight strikeouts, six looking,” Ray said. “They’re a good ball team. Very disciplined, good coaching.”
The win pushed the Thunder to 4-0 in section play as Corona del Sol fell to 2-1.
Desert Vista prepares to take on Campo Verde Friday as the Aztecs look to bounce back at home against Mountain Pointe.