Lady Vikes rake in the winnings at Laughlin<br>
Lady Vikes Softball Coach Ann Wells — with assistants Edgar Brown, Dee Dee Fogg and Bob Fogg — congrat-ulates her team and reviews what is needed in games ahead
The first game on March 12 was played against Wells High School out of Nevada. The ladies won that game 7-4. The winning pitcher for Williams was Michelle Barnes.
In the second game on March 12, the ladies ran into their only detour while enroute to the championship. The ladies ran into Faith Lutheran out of Nevada. In the previous three years, this had been the team that knocked the Lady Vikes out of this same tournament. This year Faith had their number once again, beating the Vikes 2-1 in a pitchers' duel. Michelle Sandoval pitched a great game for the ladies but was still hung with the loss in the game. Sandoval held Faith scoreless until the fourth inning when she gave up a run. They scored another in the bottom of the fifth to give them the win.
In the third pool game, the Vikes disposed of Tonopah with an offensive out burst scoring 13 runs to Tonopah’s three runs.
The 2-1 record that Williams finished with on March 12 was good enough to earn them second place for the March 13 tournament. In the first game the ladies faced Indian Springs. The Lady Vikes, behind the pitching of Kandice Zabala, won the game 11-4. Zabala, who also won the game against Tonopah, pitched well never putting the game in doubt for the ladies.
The second game on March 13 was once again dominated by the Vikes pitching. Barnes held Laughlin to one run, and the ladies plated four giving them the 4-1 victory.
The win over Laughlin put the ladies in the Cougar Classic championship game. The ladies again took on Wells, a team that they had beat in close game in pool play. This contest was not much of one as the Lady Vikes won the Championship by a convincing 11-1 score. In this game Sandoval redeemed herself by getting the win, after having lost a close game earlier in the tournament.
Coach Ann Wells was very happy with the team effort and she also said that the offense and pitching was to be attributed for them winning the tournament.
Wells was impressed with the offense due in part to the amount of home runs and triples that the ladies had. Teri Stevens had two home runs in the tournament, Sandoval also had one. Stevens also had a triple in the tournament and so did Sylvia Aguilar.
After impressing in two tournaments to start the season the ladies now shift their focus to conference play. After playing two conference games yesterday the ladies will start their home conference schedule this Friday against Mayer. The double-header will start at 1 p.m.
On a side note, the Annual Lady Vikings Basketball Shootout fundraiser is scheduled for April 10 at Williams High School. Participants must be at least age five or older — no age limit after that — and the entire community is encouraged to attend. Look for more details in the next issue of the News
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