Photo: Eliza Legge pitched a complete game gem against Flagstaff
The Prescott Badgers got another great pitching performance by Eliza Legge and Madison Vick knocked in both runs to give the Badgers a tough 2-1 thriller victory on a very cool and windy day at Prescott High School.
The fans that came out were treated to a playoff type game as the Eagles and Badgers battled it out with Prescott nearly getting the shutout. Legge allowed no earned runs, giving up just four hits, and striking out seven.
Prescott took a 1-0 lead in the second when Madison Vick grounded out to second, scoring Leigha Walker. The score would stay that way till the bottom of the sixth.
It looked for a moment that the Badgers would get some distance between them and the Eagles on the scoreboard, but all three outs came on base runners being tagged out, allowing for just one run. Flagstaff played a clean game with no errors, handled the ball great to get all three runners. Madison Vick came through with a solid single to center scoring Leigha Walker again for a 2-0 lead.
Prescott coach Randall Bryan said, “That inning was very frustrating, but the girls played through it and got a big win.”
Danica Wilson led off the seventh with a double, she would eventually score on an error at first base. Legge kept her composure, striking out the next batter for the final out.
Legge said, “I felt good out there today, and felt better going into the last inning with that second run. Flagstaff is always tough, but we did what we had to in order to get the win.”
Gracie Schmitz went the distance for the Eagles, allowing the two runs on four hits, with three strikeouts. Prescott received eight walks in the contest.
Coach Bryan added, “Eliza pitched great. Even after that error she focused on getting that last out.”
The Badgers evened their Grand Canyon Region mark at (4-4), and are (11-10) overall. Prescott is sitting it the 15th position in the Division 4A rankings. Flagstaff falls to (3-4) and (9-13).
PRESCOTT BADGERS 2, FLAGSTAFF EAGLES 1
Innings- 123 456 7 – R H E
Flagstaff 000 000 1 – 1 4 0
Prescott 010 001 x – 2 4 4
Bradshaw Mountain 3, Mingus 1
Fountain Hills 16, Chino Valley 12
Bagdad 27, Anthem Prep 3, 5 innings
Coconino 23, Lee Williams 0, 5 innings
Seton Catholic Prep 23, Youngker 8
Moon Valley 17, Shadow Mountain 8
Deer Valley 7, Peoria 1
St Mary’s 16, Thunderbird 12
Joseph City 25, Ash Fork/Seligman 2
Varsity Boys Volleyball
The Badgers improved to (6-1) in the 4A West Valley Region and (11-1) overall with a 3-1 road win over the Peoria Panthers. Prescott is sitting at #6 in the 4A Rankings, and will travel again on Thursday to take on Cactus at 5:30 pm.
Peoria drops to (2-5) in region and (3-7) overall.
PRESCOTT BADGERS 3, PEORIA PANTHERS 1
Games- 1 2 3 4
Prescott 25 25 21 25
Peoria 18 13 25 19
Notre Dame Prep 3, Barry Goldwater 1
Cactus 3, Desert Edge 0
Thunderbird 3, St. Mary’s 0
Phoenix Christian 3, Tempe Prep 0
Estrella Foothills 3, Glendale 0
The Prescott Badgers suffered a 3-1 loss to the Flagstaff Eagles. The Badgers lead after one inning, but the Eagles came back quickly in the second inning to take the lead. The Eagles would add on an insurance run in their final at bat.
Drew Smith had a triple, the only extra base hit in the game for Flagstaff. Six different players had a hit with Jake Carpenter, Teague Van Dyke, and Maier each having an RBI.
Flagstaff improves to (2-5) in the Grand Canyon region and (11-12) overall, while the Badgers drop to (5-3) in the GCR, and (8-9) overall. Prescott will play at Flagstaff on Thursday at 3:00 pm.
FLAGSTAFF EAGLES 3, PRESCOTT BADGERS 1
Innings- 123 456 7 – R H E
Flagstaff 020 000 1 – 3 6 1
Prescott 100 000 0 – 1 7 2
Bradshaw Mountain 15, Mingus 5, 6 innings
Fountain Hills 7, Chino Valley 5
Williams 16, Mayer 5, 5 innings
Camp Verde 17, Bourgade Catholic 16
Joseph City 23, Ash Fork/Seligman 4
Deer Valley 4, Peoria 3, 8 innings
Lee Williams 5, Coconino 4
Estrella Foothills 5, Buckeye 4
Marcos de Niza 8, Tempe 4
Varsity Boys Tennis
The Badgers swept Mingus 9-0 in Cottonwood to improve to (5-1) in the D2 Section 2 standings, and sit (8-4) overall. Prescott travels to Lake Havasu tomorrow at 3:30 pm.
Varsity Girls Tennis
Prescott beat Mingus 8-1 at home yesterday and now are (5-2) in Division II, Section II, and (10-2) overall. The Badgers will host Lake Havasu today at 3:30 pm.