Raecheal Lowenthal’s pinch-hit, RBI single in the eighth tied the game, and the senior later scored the winning run on Jaycee Fragoso’s base hit to give Needles a 6-5 victory over West Wendover in the Class 2A state softball tournament at The Meadows.
Taylor Okamura had a breakout senior season, earning co-Player of the Year honors in the Class 4A Sunrise League, and will try to help Coronado to its first state title when the Class 4A softball tournament opens Thursday at Bishop Gorman.
Follow the link for postseason softball honors, as selected by coaches. All-league and all-region teams will be posted as they are received.
Sam Pochop hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Rancho topped Sierra Vista 3-1 in the Class 4A state softball play-in game at Foothill.
The schedules and results (when available) for the state softball tournaments are here.
Tatum Spangler doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and tossed a complete game to lead Coronado to a 3-2 win over Rancho in the Class 4A Sunrise Region final at Bishop Gorman.
Cara Beatty hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Palo Verde awakened for a 9-2 victory over Sierra Vista in the Class 4A Sunset Region championship at Bishop Gorman.
Moapa Valley’s softball team scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning Saturday to beat Pahrump Valley 6-5 in the championship game of the Class 3A Southern Region tournament.
Paige Murch went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs and two RBIs to lead Needles’ softball team to its first region title in eight years with a 7-1 win over Lincoln County on Saturday.
Sam Pochop tossed a four-hitter to lead Rancho to a 3-1 win over Liberty in the losers’ bracket final of the Class 4A Sunrise Region softball tournament at Foothill.