Firebird Softball 19-8 overall, 12-2 in Power Ranking Games (April 3 – 13)
The Firebird softball team has had a strong run going 6-0 in the last couple weeks in power ranking games. Currently ranked #4.
Birds take care of business earning a 14-1 victory of Sunnyslope 4/3/17
The girls jumped out early scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning with Haley Boxwell reaching on a single followed by a 2 run Home Run by Maggie Thurston. The team would score 5 more in the 2nd inning. Leading off the inning Taylor Cannatelli starts with a single. Emma Meyer walks, Kyleigh Ortiz walks. Taylor scores on a passed ball. Haley reaches base on an error. Maggie hits a double to score both Kyleigh and Haley. Tatum Prechtel hits a single to drive in Katie Humburg (Courtesy running for Maggie). The Birds would end up scoring 7 more runs in the game. Maggie Thurston gets the win pitching 3 scoreless innings. Hannah Ross (2 innings) and Lauren Werning (1 inning) would shut the door on the Vikings. Highlights: Maggie 3 hits, 5 RBI, Taylor Cannatelli 3 hits, 3 RBI, Tatum 3 hits, 1 RBI, Haley 2 hits, 1 RBI, Katie Humberg 1 hit, 1 RBI.
The Birds blow out North Canyon 19-0 in a 5inning run rule game! 4/4/17
This one was over before North Canyon batted in the 1st inning. The birds put 11 runs on the board in the 1st inning. The girls scored 3 in the 2nd and 5 in the 3rd to finish the scoring. Taylor Cannatelli would earn the Win in the circle going 3 innings and striking out 3. Lauren Werning pitched the last 2 innings striking out 2. The girls had 16 hits led by Haley Boxwell, Rachel Boullion and Allie Van Hoveln with 3 each. Taylor would lead the Birds in RBI’s with 4 including a Home Run followed by Zoe Myers with 3 RBI’s and Rachel and Lauren with 2 apiece.
4/5/17 Firebirds WIN 3-1 vs Williams Field
Maggie Thurston pitched a perfect games thru 6 innings with 13 strike outs having it broken up in the 7th when Williams Field lead-off batter beat out a play by a step at 1st base. The girls would get out of the 7th allowing 1 unearned run to take home the win. The girls would get 5 hits: Kyliegh Ortiz 2 hits, Maggie 2 hits -a HR and 3 RBI’s and Zoe Myers 1 hit.
Birds WIN 5-1 vs. Liberty 4/7
Maggie Thurston capped off a big week earning AZ Republic big schools pitcher of the week pitching 4 scoreless innings to earn the win vs. Liberty and striking out 9. Hannah Ross came in to close out Liberty pitching the last 3 innings allowing 1 unearned run. The girls scored 1 run in the 1st inning after Haley Boxwell hit a 1 out triple and scores on a passed ball. Emma Meyer would start the scoring in the 4th inning with a lead-off single. Kyleigh Ortiz follows with a single and Haley Boxwell hits a hard single driving in Emma. Maggie would follow up with a bases clearing triple to drive in 2. Kalyn Baker would enter to courtesy run for Maggie and score when Tatum Prechtel hits her in with an RBI ground out. The defense was strong led by Kyleigh with 4 put outs and an assist, Tatum with 2 put outs and Allie Van Hoveln with 2 assists. Playing a strong 1st base: Taylor Cannatelli would get 2 put outs and Lauren Werning would get 5 put outs.
Girls win 11-0 vs Deer Valley 4/10
Hannah Ross pitches the 1st 3 innings to earn the win striking out 7 and only allowing 1 hit. Maggie Thurston would come in to pitch the last 2 innings. The girls would hammer 13 hits as a team led by Sammy Worth, Taylor Cannatelli and Maggie with 2 each. The girls were led in RBI’s by Madison Cannatelli with 3 including a long Home Run. Maggie would drive in 2, Kyliegh Ortiz 1 RBI, Tatum Prechtel 1 RBI including a triple, Taylor Cannatelli 1 RBI, Allie Van Hoveln 1 RBI and Maddie Myer with 1 RBI.
Chaparral Wins 4-0 vs Rival Arcadia 4/13
Maggie Thurston pitched a complete game allowing 3 hits and striking out 7 to earn the win. The birds score 2 runs in the 1st and 3rd innings. Kyleigh Ortiz led the team in hitting with 3 from her lead-off spot. Madison Cannatelli would get 2 hits and 2 RBI’s. Maggie would get 1 hit and 1 RBI and Haley Boxwell would pick up a hit in the game.
Highlights from the year:
Batting average: Sammy Worth .535, Maggie Thurston .408, Haley Boxwell .388.
Hits: Haley 33, Maggie 29, Kyleigh Ortiz 28, Madison Cannatelli 26, Tatum Prechtel 24.
RBIs: Maggie 28, Haley 25 and Madison 22.
Home Runs: Haley 3, Maggie 3, Madison 1, Zoe Myers 1, Taylor Cannatelli 1, Katie Humburg 1.
Stolen Bases: Kyleigh Ortiz 14, Kalyn Baker 5
Wins: Maggie 10, Taylor 4, Hannah Ross 3, Maddie Myers 1, Lauren Werning 1.
ERA: Hannah 2.29, Maddie 2.74, Maggie 2.77, Lauren 3.67.
Strike Outs: Maggie 80, Hannah 34, Taylor 19, Maddie 10, Lauren 9.
Innings pitched: Maggie 73, Hannah 36, Taylor 21, Maddie 15, Lauren 13.