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Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:15 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Janelle Christman's senior presence made the going smooth for the 23-6 Canyon Del Oro Dorados softball team in its 4A-I tournament home opener.

Christman pitched a seven-inning shutout over Glendale Raymond S. Kellis, 5-0.

The win, coupled with an upset, means the sixth-seeded Dorados were scheduled to host another game Tuesday against 14th-ranked Cave Creek Cactus Shadows. Cactus Shadows stunned third-seeded Peoria 29-17.

Christman was never threatened last week, striking out six, giving up four hits and issuing no walks.

"The first few innings were kind of shaky," Christman said. "My team really backed me up."

The offense made it easy for Christman with three early runs in the second.

Sammi Noland opened with a double. Hannah Sullivan singled her to third. With one down, Amanda Miller laid down the perfect squeeze to score Noland. Kayla Henry's single knocked in Sullivan. Henry scored the third run on a wild pitch.

"I was happy with the girls attitude," said CDO coach Kelly Fowler. "It helps to score runs early on.

"I was very impressed defensively with only one error."

The Dorados scored two more times in the fifth.

Val Mendoza walked. With one down, Noland singled. A sacrifice bunt advanced the runners to second and third. Then Emily McSherry came off the bench, and stroked a two-run single to make it 5-0.

Noland and Sullivan had two hits each for the Dorados.

"We had really solid hitting," Christman said. "Our defense was awesome."

While Kenzie Fowler now twirls for the University of Arizona, CDO has a very formidable pitching combination with Christman and Kayla Bonstrom. Christman is the drop-ball specialist with very good control, while Bonstrom is the hard-throwing sophomore.

"We'll use both pitchers going down the stretch," Fowler said. "We're just going to adjust depending on who we play. You never know what's going to happen."

Just ask Peoria.

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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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