Firebird Softball Reaches Round of 8 in Playoffs and Honors Seniors with a dominating win in the last regular season game!
4/24 Birds dominate North Canyon 13-1
Taylor Cannatelli finished her last regular season game in style throwing a NO Hitter with the help of Lauren Werning getting the last out when all the seniors were recognized and taken out of the game. The girls hammered out 12 hits in the game led by seniors Rachel Boullion 3 hits, 1BB, 4 RBI’s and 2 triples, Kyleigh Ortiz 2 hits, 2 BB, triple. Hayley Boxwell 3 hits, 3 RBI’s, 2 doubles, triple, Maggie Thurston 2 hits, 2 RBI’s, Taylor Cannatelli 1 hit, Katie Humburg 1 hit.
Congratulations seniors on great careers at Chaparral: Rachel Boullion, Madison Cannatelli, Taylor Cannatelli, Tatum Prechtel and Kyleigh Ortiz- you all made the Firebird family proud!
4/29 Firebirds reach Round of 8 with WIN vs. Marana 7-2
The girls start strong scoring 2 runs in the 1st inning. Kyleigh Ortiz gets things started from her leadoff spot with a single followed by a single up the middle from Haley Boxwell. Maggie Thurston then reaches on an error on a ball kept in the park in center field by the wind and misplayed by the center fielder, scoring Kyleigh. Tatum Prechtel hits a sharp single to left field but Kalyn Baker, running for Maggie, is thrown out at home on a nice play by the Tigers left fielder. Madison Cannatelli would come through with a single for the 2nd run of the inning. The Tigers would strike back with 2 hits and 2 errors to score 2 runs in the 3rd inning to even up the game. Maggie Thurston in the circle gets out of trouble forcing a ground out to end the threat when Tatum Prechtel throws out the batter from her short stop position.
In the 4th inning the Birds would score 2 more runs. Rachel Boullion reaches on a throwing error and advances to 2nd. Sammy Worth advances Rachel to 3rd base on a ground out. Taylor Cannatelli gets an RBI with a ground out scoring Rachel, with two outs Maddie Myers is walked and Kyleigh hits a double. Maddie would finish the scoring in the inning on a wild pitch to make it 4-2. But the team was not done when Sammy gets things started in the 6th with a sharp single up the middle. Taylor Cannatelli hits a single and Maddie is walked loading the bases with NO outs. Kyleigh hits a sharp line drive to 3rd base to double up Sammy looking like the girls would come away empty. But Haley Boxwell would come through with an RBI Single followed by a 2 RBI Single from Maggie Thurston to finish the scoring 7-2. Maggie Thurston goes the distance allowing 7 hits, 4 Ks and 1 earned run in the circle. The defense was solid with Kyleigh 3 assists, 3 PO, Tatum 3 assist, 2 PO, Allie Van Hovelyn 2 assists, 2 PO, Taylor 1 assist, 7 PO, Madison 4 PO, Maggie 2 assists, 1 PO.
NEXT GAME is Tuesday 5/2 at Verrado High School at 4PM – GO Firebirds.
Highlights from the year:
Batting average: Sammy .463, Maggie .435, Kyleigh .402, Haley .402
On Base%: Sammy .561, Kyleigh .500, Maggie .473. Haley .453
Hits: Haley 39, Maggie 37, Kyleigh 33, Madison 28
RBIs: Maggie 38, Haley 30, Madison 25, Taylor 19
Home Runs: Haley 3, Maggie 3, Madison 1, Taylor 1, Zoe 1, Katie 1
Stolen Bases: Kyleigh 15, Kalyn 6
Fielding Assists: Kyleigh 57, Tatum 50, Allie 48, Maggie 25
Put Outs: Madison 147, Taylor 93, Haley 75,
Pitching Wins: Maggie 12, Taylor 5, Hannah 4, Maddie 1, Lauren 1
ERA: Maggie 2.30, Hannah 2.35, Taylor 2.42, Maddie 2.74, Lauren 3.59
Strike Outs: Maggie 102, Hannah 45, Taylor 21, Maddie 10, Lauren 10
Innings pitched: Maggie 91, Hannah 41, Taylor 26, Maddie 15, Lauren 13