Bobcats roar is louder than Cougars - Tucson News Now

Bobcats roar is louder than Cougars

TEMPE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

And the young shall lead them.

Freshman pitcher Mariah Lopez pitched a complete game Monday night at ASU’s Farrington Stadium helping push Cienega to a 4-1 win over rival Sahuaro.

The victory brought the Bobcats (28-7) the Conference 5A state championship, their third title this decade (2010 and 2015), all under the guidance of head coach Eric Tatham.

Cienega Postgame Download (Reaction from the Bobcats)

Lopez dominated the Cougars in her last two appearances against them after she allowed seven earned runs in an 8-6 loss on March 28.

She came back and shutout Sahuaro on April 11 limiting the Cougars to just two hits. They were able to get just six on Monday night.

Kaitlyn Anderson and Jenessa Jarvis hit solo home runs off Sahuaro ace Lexy Coons to stake the Bobcats to an early 2-0 lead.

Cienega went up 4-0 in the third on an RBI single by Shae Bush and an RBI double by Miranda Carley.

Carley provided the defensive gem of the game. The junior made a diving catch on a 5th inning line drive off the bat Robbyn Oppel, and was able to double up Danielle Jameison at second base.

Brianna Jackson provided the only scoring for Sahuaro (27-11) on a 4th inning RBI single.

Jackson played well defensively, throwing out two Bobcats baserunners attempting to steal second base.

The Cougars came up short in their run to win a ninth state softball crown. It would have been their first since 1991.

Cienega's victory means Southern Arizona high schools won four of the six conference state championships in softball. The other winners were Canyon del Oro (4A), Empire (3A) and Benson (2A).

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Territorial Cup Series: All square

    Territorial Cup Series: All square

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 3:43 AM EDT2018-04-25 07:43:58 GMT

    The Territorial Cup Series remains tied (9-9) after the Pac-12 Men's and Women's Golf Championships.

    The Territorial Cup Series remains tied (9-9) after the Pac-12 Men's and Women's Golf Championships.

  • Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:02:46 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:33:55 GMT
    (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.
    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred 'positive' about impact of mound visits rule change, shorter inning breaks.
  • Arizona Cardinals to host NFL Draft party

    Arizona Cardinals to host NFL Draft party

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:38:45 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-04-23 19:11:24 GMT
    The Cardinals are set to host their draft party on April 26. (Source: Arizona Cardinals)The Cardinals are set to host their draft party on April 26. (Source: Arizona Cardinals)
    The Cardinals are set to host their draft party on April 26. (Source: Arizona Cardinals)The Cardinals are set to host their draft party on April 26. (Source: Arizona Cardinals)

    The Arizona Cardinals 2018 Draft Party, presented by Arizona Ford dealers, will take place on the Great Lawn outside the University of Phoenix Stadium from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

    The Arizona Cardinals 2018 Draft Party, presented by Arizona Ford dealers, will take place on the Great Lawn outside the University of Phoenix Stadium from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

Powered by Frankly