Sahuaro, Sahuarita softball teams move onby Raymond Suarez on May. 05, 2009, under Sports
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.
For more on high school sports, check out the Grammer School sports blog.