By Nathaniel A. Lopez
It was a busy week for the Ray softball team, who played four games last week.
Their week began with a home game against Desert Christian. The first inning was a tough one for the Lady ‘Cats, who were unable to score any runs, while Desert Christian scored 10 runs. The girls spent the rest of the game trying to catch up, but ultimately fell short in the high-scoring 18-32 game.
The following day, the Lady ‘Cats hosted Duncan. Starting off the first inning scoring 3 runs compared to Duncan’s 2 runs, the girls were able to keep control of the entire game. The girls came out with the win, ending the game with a final score of 18-8.
The next day, the Lady ‘Cats had a home game against Baboquivari. The girls once again took control of the game in the first inning, starting slowly, but increasing the score gap, with 9 runs in the second inning, 7 runs in the third inning, and 4 runs in the fourth inning. The Lady ‘Cats walked away with their second win of the week, ending the game with a final score of 21-7.
The week ended with another home game, this time against Valley Union. This game started off with a 2-3 first inning, but it didn’t take long for the Lady ‘Cats to take control of the game, the second inning saw the girls score 5 runs, and secure a strong score gap. The game ended with a Lady ‘Cat victory, and a final score of 14-9.
The Lady ‘Cats are currently ranked third in the 1A South Division behind St. David (first) and San Manuel (second).
The Ray baseball team had a week full of ups and downs last week. The Bearcats started their week off with a home game against Desert Christian. The Eagles took the lead in the first inning, scoring 8 runs, while the boys only scored 2 runs. The boys spent the entire game trying to close the score gap. The game ended in a tough loss, with a final score of 7-23.
Their next game of the week was against Duncan. The game began with Duncan taking the lead in the first inning, during the third inning the boys got the score to 3-3, keeping tied until the fifth inning, where Duncan got a one-point lead. During the sixth inning, the boys scored 6 runs, putting them into the lead, and giving them the game. The final score of the game was 10-5.
The following day the Bearcats hosted Baboquivari, and came out swinging. The boys took the lead in the first inning, and continued to grow the score gap. The Bearcats played a tough defense, only allowing 2 runs past them. The game ended with a Bearcat win, and a final score of 9-2.
Their last game of the week was against Valley Union. The boys played a tough game, but spent most of it trying to catch up to the lead Valley Union took. The Bearcats came close to catching up to the Blue Devils, but fell short by 1 run in the end, with a final score of 14-15. Ending their week with 2 wins and 2 losses.