The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Ganado Lady Hornets 29-0 in a 3A East Region softball game played in Ganado on April 17. Jennifer Yazzie and Kelly Pugh allowed just one hit and had 11 strikeouts in the game, which was shortened to five innings on the "mercy" rule.
Winslow took a 9-0 lead in the top of the first inning and continued to pull away with 10 more runs in the second inning. Three more runs scored in the third inning and five in the fourth.
Gabrielle Stacey was four for four with a triple. Yazzie was three for three with a pair of home runs. Melissa Jacobs was two for five with a pair of doubles. Mallory Smith was one for two with a double. Felicia Nagle was two for six. Pugh was one for two. Bernice Gover was one for four.
Lady Bulldogs take two from Window Rock
On April 18, the Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Window Rock Lady Scouts 17-5 and 9-8 to take both ends of a 3A North Region double header at Window Rock.
Mallory Smith got the win in the first game allowing five runs, four of which were earned, on nine hits and a walk.
Winslow built a commanding lead of 11-0 in the first four innings. Window Rock cut the margin to 11-4 in the fifth inning but Winslow increased the margin beyond the "mercy" rule limit in the top of the sixth.
Window Rock scored in the bottom of the sixth but it was not enough for the contest to continue.
Jennifer Yazzie was four for four with two doubles and a triple. Felicia Nagle was three for four with a double. Pugh was one for one.
Arianna Huerta was one for two with a home run. Bernice Gover was one for two. Mallory Smith, Mariah Guzman and Gabrielle Stacey were one for three.
The second game was a much closer 9-8 win for the Lady Bulldogs in a game that went 12 innings.
Yazzie went the full 12 innings and allowed eight runs, only three of which were earned, on 10 hits and three walks. Winslow committed 10 costly errors.
Winslow built a 3-0 lead with one run in the second and two in the third innings.
Two runs in the top of the fifth made the contest look like a rout but the Lady Warriors came back to tie the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the fifth. Winslow scored a run in both the top of the eighth and tenth innings but the Lady Scouts rallied to tie the score in the bottom of each of those innings. A pair of unearned runs in the top of the twelfth inning gave the Lady Bulldogs a 9-7 lead and Window Rock only scored one in the bottom of the twelfth to end the game.
Nagle was two for six with a home run. Yazzie was also two for six. Stacey was two for five. Guzman and Jacobs were one for four. Gover was one for five.
Lady Bulldogs 17, Wickenburg 2
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Wickenburg Lady Wranglers 17-2 in a non-regional softball game played on April 21 at Winslow. Jennifer Yazzie and Kelly Pugh worked the contest shortened to five innings on the "mercy" rule.
Winslow scored a run in the first, five in the second, two in the third and seven in the fourth innings to build a commanding lead. Wickenburg plated its two runs in the fifth inning.
Mariah Guzman was two for three with a double. Yazzie was two for four and Felicia Nagle was two for five.
Blue Ridge 7, Lady Bulldogs 6
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs suffered a relatively rare loss on April 22 to the Blue Ridge Lady Yellowjackets 7-6 at Winslow. Jennifer Yazzie took the loss allowing seven runs in four innings on six hits and three walks. Kelly Pugh worked three scoreless innings in relief.
Blue Ridge took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and increased it to 2-0 in the second. Winslow cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second and tied it in the third. Blue Ridge enjoyed a potent top of the fourth and increased the lead to 7-2. Winslow did manage to score one in the fourth and fifth innings and two in the seventh but were still short of tying the contest.
Felicia Nagle was a perfect four for tour at the plate. Gabrielle Stacey and Bernice Gover were two four with Gover having a double. Yazzie was one for four.
Lady Bulldogs edge Joseph City 2- 1
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the pesky Joseph City Lady Wildcats 2-1 in an exciting non-conference softball game played at Winslow on Thursday. The win improved Winslow's record to 23-4. The Lady Wildcats proved they, while only a small Class A school are among the best teams in the state of any class.
Kelly Pugh picked up the win for Winslow, working the full seven innings and giving up a run on just three hits and two walks. Ivory Cochran of Joseph City was equally brilliant on the mound allowing two runs on six hits and two walks.
Joseph City took a 1-0 led in t he top of the sixth inning on a single by Cochran, a stolen base and an error with the run scoring on a ground out.
Kyli Parsons walked to begin the bottom of the seventh for Winslow. Gabrielle Stacey doubled to put runners at second and third and Mariah Guzman knocked in the tying run. Yazzie knocked in the winning run with her third hit of the night, a bloop single over the shortstop's head that ended the thrilling contest.
Yazzie had three of Winslow's six hits. Stacey was two for four with a double, the team's only extra base hit. Melissa Jacobs was one for three.
Bulldogs nip Blue Ridge 4-3
The Winslow Bulldogs edged the Blue Ridge Yellowjackets 4-3 in a non-regional baseball game played at Winslow on April 22. The win improved Winslow's record to 20-5-2.
Tommy Gomez got the win in relief of Ty Hancock. Gomez worked three scoreless and hitless innings. Hancock had worked five innings and allowed three runs, two of which were unearned, on seven hits and four walks.
Winslow took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second on singles by Levi Smith and Jevon Estelle. Blue Ridge tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the third on a pair of singles and went ahead 3-1 in the top of the fifth on three singles and a walk.
The Bulldogs rallied to win the game in the bottom of the seventh on a walk, a single by Anthony Huerta, a double by Hancock and a single by Smith and a wild pitch.
Hancock was three for four with a double. Roman Guzman was two for three with a double. Smith was also two for three. Huerta was two for four. Kraig Shirley, Gomez and Bubba Cuellar were all one for three.