The Sahuaro High girls softball team advanced to the finals of the Class 4A Kino Region tournament, but it took extra innings to get the job done.
The No. 2-seeded Cougars defeated No. 3 Sabino 4-3 in eight innings.
Morgan McKeever led off the bottom of the inning with a double and after being bunted over to third, she scored on Jessica Schneider’s sacrifice fly.
Sahuaro will play No. 1 Cienega at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cherry Field.
No. 2 Sahuarita 12, No. 3 Palo Verde 11: The Mustangs scored two runs in the seventh to advance in the 4A Gila game. Sahuarita will play No. 1 Douglas at Cherry Field at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The Nogales offense came alive in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Trailing 2-1, the Apaches scored five runs in the inning and went on to the 8-3 victory in the semifinals of the 4A Kino Region tournament.
Juan Espiricueta pitched four innings and struck out seven. He helped his own cause with a home run. Nogales will play No. 1 Cienega at Cherry Field at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
No. 3 Amphi 10, No. 2 Douglas 3: In the 4A Gila semifinal, Alan Sandoval pitched a complete game for the Panthers. Amphi will play No. 1 Sahuarita at Cherry Field at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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