Photo: 34 Tyson Potts delivered to help the Badgers move on
The Badgers received a huge pitching performance from Eliza Legge, in a 4-1 win over the Vista Grande Spartans, in Casa Grande. Legge allowed just one run, four hits, while striking out 12 in the seven innings of work.
RJ Parra, Eliza Legge, and Maddie Vick all had two hits. Parra, Legge, Vick and Leigha Walker each had an RBI, as the Badgers jumped on top early in the first with three runs.
The Spartans trimmed the lead in the fifth inning to 3-1, but Prescott got that run right back in the sixth.
Prescott (14-13) will move on to the first round to play at Canyon Del Oro, in Tucson, on Saturday at 11:00 am. The Dorados beat the Badgers 11-3 in a tournament on March 11. Vista Grande ends their season also at (14-13).
PRESCOTT BADGERS 4, VISTA GRANDE SPARTANS 1
Innings- 123 456 7 – R H E
Prescott 300 001 0 – 4 8 3
Vista Grande 000 010 0 – 1 4 1
Flagstaff 10, Apache Junction 0, 5 Innings
Buckeye 2, Deer Valley 0
Seton Catholic Prep 10, Desert Edge 2
Notre Dame Prep 6, Sahuaro 4
Poston Butte 11, Shadow Mountain 5
Saguaro 18, Mesquite 0, 5 Innings
DIVISION 4 PLAYOFFS- Double Elimination-First Round-Saturday 11:00AM
#16 Notre Dame Prep (10-8) at #1 Salpointe Catholic (26-2)
#9 Poston Butte (25-4) at #8 Bradshaw Mountain (14-4)
#12 Pueblo (13-10) at #5 Coconino (23-6)
#13 Seton Catholic Prep (18-7) at #4 Paradise Honors (29-1)
#15 Buckeye (15-7) at #2 Greenway (25-3)
#10 Flagstaff (13-16) at #7 Mingus (18-9)
#11 Saguaro (15-7) at #6 Sahuarita (25-5)
#14 PRESCOTT (14-13) at #3 Canyon Del Oro (29-3)
Tyson Potts delivered a complete game performance in shutting down the Estrella Foothills Wolves as the Badgers beat the Wolves 10-4 in a night game in Goodyear.
The Badgers had lost to the Wolves 6-3 in Prescott on March 4,but this was a bigger game, being a playoff play-in game. The win will give Prescott a game on Saturday.
Prescott jumped on top with two runs in the first and second innings to lead 4-0. Another two runs in the fourth built a 6-0 lead before the Wolves picked up three to cut the lead to 6-3. A run in the fourth was as close as Estrella Foothills would get.
The Badgers added three in the top of the sixth and one more for good measure in the seventh. Potts allowed just two earned runs, eight hits with seven strikeouts in picking up the win. He also led the team with three hits, three RBIs, that included a double. “It was great to throw a complete game but I could not have done it without our team playing great defense. We hit the ball well and finally played a clean game. If we can repeat that on Saturday, we can win against anyone”, said Potts.
At the plate, besides Potts’ big night, Ryan Elliot scored three runs, picking up two hits with an an RBI. Lukas Barrett had a hit and two RBIs. Sam Strasser had a single, two walks and scored two runs. Cooper Magnett also scored twice with a single. Brenden Costes had a pair of singles.
Prescott (11-12) moves on, while Estrella Foothills ends their season at (21-6). The Badgers will face a very good Walden Grove team in Sahuarita on Saturday at 11:00 am.
PRESCOTT BADGERS 10, ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS WOLVES 4
Innings- 123 456 7 – R H E
Prescott 220 203 1 – 10 12 1
Estrella Foothills 000 310 0 – 4 8 0
Flagstaff 11, Coconino 6
Lee Williams 5, Peoria 4
Mingus 10, Vista Grande 9
Seton Catholic Prep 6, Sahuaro 3
Deer Valley 3, Shadow Mountain 2
Saguaro 9, Thunderbird 4
St. Mary’s 1, Mica Mountain 0
DIVISION 4 PLAYOFFS- Double Elimination-First Round-Saturday 11:00 AM
#16 Mingus (11-17) at #1 Poston Butte (26-2)
#9 Saguaro (15-11) at #8 Bradshaw Mountain (19-7)
#12 Deer Valley (15-8) at #5 Mesquite (20-8)
#13 Lee Williams (13-13) at #4 Canyon Del Oro (19-7)
#15 PRESCOTT (11-12) at #2 Walden Grove (24-3)
#10 Seton Catholic (20-8) at #7 Sahuarita (20-5)
#11 St. Mary’s (19-8) at #6 Notre Dame Prep (21-5)
#14 Flagstaff (14-14) at #3 Salpointe Catholic (18-10)
Varsity Girls Tennis
The #7 Prescott Badgers pushed Nogales Apaches the distance, but the home squad fell in a tiebreaker 7-6 to the Apaches to lose in the first round of the 4A playoffs 5-4.
Photo: Somer Huttman
It all came down to the Huttman sisters against Frida Othon and Martha Armendariz. The four battled it out into the early evening as everyone else looking on. Prescott fell behind 6-2 in the tie breaker, coming back to tie it at six, before giving up that final point to end the season for the Badgers. Nogales moves on at (12-3), while Prescott finishes at (11-4).
#1 Ava Andrews won 6-1, 6-0 over Vanya Gupta
#2 Ava Strasser won 6-0, 6-1 over Daniella Del Grande
#3 Jamie Huttman lost 6-1, 6-2 to Dana Paola Camacho
#4 Allie O’neill won 3-6, 6-2, 10-8 over Sofia Durazo
#5 Somer Huttman lost 7-5, 7-5 to Frida Othon
#6 Victoria Lyon lost 6-2, 6-4 to Martha Armendariz
#1 Strasser/Andrews won 8-0 over Del Grande/Gupta
#2 O’neill/Lyon lost 8-5 to Durazo/Paola
#3 S. Huttman/J. Huttman lost 9-8 to Othon/Armendariz
Varsity Boys Tennis
The top seed in Division 2, the Catalina Foothills Falcons knocked out the Prescott Badgers 5-0 in the first round of the playoffs. The Falcons (14-0) move on while the Badgers end their season at (10-6).
#1 Leyton Fetty lost 6-0, 6-0 to Jared Perry
#2 Owen Thomas vs Grant Cohen (Did not finish)
#3 Camden Fetty lost 6-0, 6-0 to Austin Cohen
#4 Cole James lost 6-0, 6-0 to Jason Jia
#5 Carter Thompson lost 6-0, 6-0 to Nico Barrutia-Parson
#6 Luke Raber lost 6-0, 6-0 to Santiago Lietzau
The Prescott Badgers lost a pair to two of the top teams in the division this week, but rebounded to close out their regular season with a 3-1 win over Notre Dame Prep.
Deer Valley took down the Badgers 3-1 on Tuesday, and the top team in the division, Northwest Christian swept the Badgers 3-0. Northwest Christian has only lost two games all year, still winning against Deer Valley 3-2 earlier this season.
Prescott to (14-4) on the season will have to wait to see who they will play next in the first round of the playoffs.
4A WEST VALLEY REGION STANDINGS
School- W-L W-L
Deer Valley 12-0 16-1
PRESCOTT 9-3 14-4
Cactus 9-3 13-4
Notre Dame Prep 5-7 7-9
Peoria 4-8 5-10
Barry Goldwater 3-9 5-10
Desert Edge 0-12 0-15