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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:00 am

To say the Dorados’ bats were hot would be an understatement. The current D-2 state softball titleholder, Canyon Del Oro looked playoff ready as the team knocked in 23 runs en route to a 23-11 victory over the Mountain View Mountain Lions last Thursday.

The visiting Dorados got started with a four-run first inning with RBIs from Dominique Gonzales, Makenzie Sullivan, and two from Heather Knight on a double to center field.

The Mountain Lions couldn’t get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first, despite earning four hits. 

CDO cooled down in the second, earning just one run from Carli Campbell before Mountain View cut the inning short with a double play.

But when Mountain View failed to capitalize on the offensive end, the Dorados made them pay in the top of the third inning, scoring 11 runs to bring the game to 16-0. 

The inning was highlighted with two RBIs from Knight and two from Jordyn Binnion, who doubled with bases loaded. 

Knight finished the game five for six with two runs, two doubles, and 6 RBIs. 

“We’ve been getting a lot of offensive practice,” said CDO coach Stephanie Nicholson. “We were just trying to get the girls to receive pitches more, and we went in ready for whatever they had, and ended up hitting pretty hard.”

Despite the substantial deficit, the Mountain Lions’ showed resiliency by outscoring the Dorados 11-7 over the next five innings.

“I’m very proud of them in that aspect,” said head coach Jill Malina. “We have really good hitters, it’s just that they need that confidence. I told them it was now or never, you’re going to get run-ruled, and we never want to get run-ruled.” 

Trailing 20-3 in the bottom of the fourth, the message resonated, and the Mountain Lions managed an eight-run fifth inning, led by Justyne Coffey, who tripled to deep center to send in Ashley Rivera, and then earned two more RBIs late in the inning after her near-homer advanced Ariana Teyechea and Rivera home. 

Both teams were scoreless in the sixth inning. The Dorados would earn three more runs in the seventh after a Mountain View error on an overthrown ball gave the Dorados two unearned runs. Knight collected her final RBI on a pop fly to give Samantha Nettling the game’s final run.

Nicholson said the team’s continued success this year will rely on continuing to find the best players for positions vacated by last year’s graduating seniors.

“It has a lot to do with finding where players are going to play well defensively,” she said. “The outfield is up for grabs. Last year we had all seniors out there, and now a lot of freshman are filling those spots and getting a lot of playing time.”

The Dorados improve to 11-1 on the season, while the Mountain Lions now sit at 9-4.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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