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Badger Softball Picks Up Senior Day Victory
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26 April 2017  
The Prescott High School Badgers softball team huddles up before the final regular season home game at Prescott High School on Monday April 24th, 2017 in Prescott, Arizona. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Five-Run Fifth Inning Powers Badgers Softball to Senior Day Victory

PRESCOTT- The Prescott High School Badgers softball team celebrated senior day with a come from behind victory at home on Monday, scoring five runs in the fifth inning to win 5-1 over the Mohave Thunderbirds.

“The whole game I knew the bats were going to wake up at some point,” said Prescott High School Badgers senior infielder Ashlynn Uvila. “It was just a matter of when because we usually pull through like that.”

A scoreless game would be broken in the fourth inning when the Thunderbirds’ Alyssa Jennings reached on an error and scored to give Mohave a 1-0 lead. 

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Badgers would respond and score five runs on two hits, two errors and a walk with the big blow being a three-RBI double by senior Kendall Schwartz.

“I got two strikes on me, and I watched two go by, and I just had the mindset of foul off anything that came to me,” said Schwartz. “It was an outside pitch and I just took it right-side.”

Schwartz would hold Mohave scoreless on the circle for the rest of the way and achieve a complete game victory, only allowing the one unearned run on one hit while striking out ten.

“I just focused on each pitch,” Schwartz said. “Kind of just focused on hitting my spots, my pitches were working, and I felt more in control today.” 

The game marked the final time suiting up in front of their home crowd during the regular season for Prescott High School seniors Jordyn Crockett, Taliea Bice, Evelyn Morales, Sunny Baker, Delaney Marshall, Hanna Seavy, as well as Schwartz and Uvila with each being honored before the game.

“It’s been a big part of my life for a long time,” said Uvila who has been on varsity for all four years. “I met a lot of great people, some of my best friends do softball, some of best memories, so I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

“I’m very thankful to be a part of the Badger program,” Uvila continued. 

The Badgers (15-5-1, 10-2 section) end the regular season on the road Wednesday against Flagstaff. First pitch is 3pm. 

Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham is a multimedia journalist who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  Torrence is our PrescottValleyeNews.com Correspondent covering local news and events in Prescott Valley. He is also the lead sports correspondent and play-by-play pro for all our multimedia news sites. If he's not adding to his extensive sports bobble-head collection, he's talking baseball, his favorite. Follow him on Twitter: @Tadunham.