Photo: 18 Kennedy Carr
Prescott suffered their second consecutive loss Saturday morning, only this time it was a season ending loss with a first round playoff setback to the visiting Poston Butte Broncos 12-2.
The Broncos showed up from the San Tan Valley with a purpose and it showed from the very beginning.
Jumping on Freshman starter Eliza Legge, the Broncos took a 3-0 after one inning. The score increased to 4-0, and to 6-0 before Prescott could even score. Kennedy Carr singled in a pair of runs and that was it for the home team. Poston Butte added three more in the six and seventh for the ten run win.
Badger coach Randall Bryan said, “That is a very good team we played today. They came out and jumped on us and we just could not get any momentum. I think overall it was our lack of experience that hurt us. We could just not get the middle of their lineup out, and you have to be able to shut them down to give yourself a chance. When you dig a six run hole in the playoffs, that is very tough to try and overcome. The girls will learn from this and will be better for it next year. I am excited about our future with all the young talent we have coming back.”
The Badgers end a very good season at (15-4). Poston Butte (13-2) moves on to play another road contest, at top seed Salpointe Catholic (20-0), on Tuesday at 6 pm.
POSTON BUTTE BRONCOS 12, PRESCOTT BADGERS 2
Innings- 123 456 7 – R H E
Poston Butte 312 013 3 – 12 13 1
Prescott 000 200 0 – 2 4 2
Division 4A Playoff Scores- First Round
Poston Butte 12, PRESCOTT 2
Cactus 13, Seton Catholic 0, 5 Innings
Canyon del Oro 11, Sahuaro 1
Mingus 2, Desert Edge 1
Paradise Honors 11, Sahuarita 3
Salpointe Catholic 11, Apache Junction 0, 6 Innings
Vista Grande 11, Peoria 1
Greenway 2, Flagstaff 0
Division 3A Playoff Scores- First Round
Northwest Christian 10, Chino Valley 1
Payson 17, Kingman 0
Snowflake 25, Blue Ridge 0, 5 Innings
Tanque Verde 10, Page 2
Sabino 10, Thatcher 0, 5 Innings
Empire 12, Pusch Ridge 0
ALA-Gilbert North 7, Bouregade Catholic 2
Divison 1A Playoff Scores-Quarterfinals
Bagdad 11, St. David 6
San Manuel Jr/Sr 17, Joseph City 9
Superior Jr/Sr 13, St. Michael 9
Williams 20, Hayden 3
Boys Varsity Volleyball
The Prescott Badgers season ended with a first round road loss to Gilbert Christian.
#3 Gilbert Christian (18-2) won by scores of 25-11, 25-19, and 25-13. Prescott, the #14 seed, ends their season with an (8-7) record.
Division 4 Playoff Scores- First Round
Gilbert Christian 3, PRESCOTT 0
ALA-Queen Creek 3, ALA-Ironwood 0
AZ College Prep 3, Eastmark 0
Salpointe Catholic 3, Benjamin Franklin 0
Deer Valley 3, Estrella Foothills 1
ALA-Gilbert North 3, Canyon del Oro 0
Cactus 3, Mesquite 2
Northwest Christian 3, Horizon Honors 0