Lady Bulldogs undefeated in region

Lady Bulldogs 5 Holbrook 2

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated Holbrook 5-2 and claimed the 3A North Region title at Holbrook on Friday.

Daphne Barton allowed only four hits as she picked up her 18th win of the campaign.

Winslow took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a single by Erica Armenta and two walks.

The lead grew to 3-0 in the top of the second on a single by Joanna Panana and two walks.

Holbrook cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the second on a single and an error, and then narrowed the gap to 3-2 in the third on two singles.

Winslow picked up a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh on Panana’s double and a Holbrook error.

Panana was two for two at the plate. Armenta was two for three.

Winslow 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 – 5 4 1 5

Holbrook 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 – 2 4 2 4

Winslow: Daphne Barton and Nicole Curnutte. W-Barton 18-3.

Winslow 18 Hopi 1

The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Hopi Lady Bruins 18-1 at Winslow on Saturday to complete their 3A North Region regular season schedule undefeated.

Daphne Barton improved her record to 19-3 with the win. Briana Conatser worked the final inning of the contest which was shortened by the “mercy” rule.

Winslow took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on two walks and two errors.

Six runs scored in the second frame to give the Lady Bulldogs an 8-0 lead. Doubles by JoDawn White, Sarah Ragnoli and Barton, singles by Erica Armenta and Joanna Panana, a walk and two errors did the damage.

The contest became even more one-sided in the third inning as eight more runs gave Winslow a 16-0 lead. Barton doubled and Nicole Curnutte, Conatser, White and Amanda Wilcox singled. There were three walks and a Hopi error as well.

Hopi got its only hit and there were two Winslow errors as the Lady Bruins cut the lead to 16-1 in the top of the fourth.

Two runs in the bottom of fourth completed the scoring for Winslow. Barton singled home a pinch-hitter who had doubled and there was a Hopi error.

Barton was three for three. Armenta and White were two for three. Conatser was two for four. Wilcox, Curnutte and Ragnoli were one for two. Panana was one for four.

Seniors Armenta, Panana, Barton and Amanda Gomez were presented with jackets by Coach Becky Barris following the game.

Hopi 0 0 0 1 0 – 1 1 6 2

Winslow 2 6 8 2 x – 18 14 2 2

Winslow: Daphne Barton, Briana Conatser (5) and Nicole Curnutte. W-Barton 19-3

The ladies regional record sits at 7-0 heading into the regional tournament. They finished their regular season 24-4 over all.

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