Scoring double digits for the third straight regular-season ballgame, the Coconino Panthers beat Lee Williams 13-7 in their home opener Tuesday afternoon.
The bottom half of Coconino's order did much of the damage, as Kaitlyn Snopek, Ashlyn Hernandez, Sam Seery, Makynzue Miller-Smith and Lexi Bartell all finished with muilt-hit games.
Snopek drove in four runs and scored twice as part of her 2-for-5 game, while Hernandez scored four runs in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate.
The Panthers put up five runs in the first to answer after the Volunteers scored three in the top of the inning. Snopek connected on a home run in the first inning, following with another in the fifth as the first of a back-to-back with Hernandez.
The two homers answered back to Lee Williams' second three-run inning, as the Panthers' lead was trimmed to 9-7 going into the bottom of the fifth before Snopek and Hernandez added some more cushion.
Snopek also threw all seven innings of the game, allowing four earned runs and nine hits while striking out five. She helped the Panthers improve to 3-0 to start the year.
The teams will face off again Thursday in Kingman for their second and final meeting of the regular season.
BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN 3, FLAGSTAFF 2
Playing their first regular-season game of the year, the Flagstaff Eagles fell to the Bradshaw Mountain Bears thanks to a sixth-inning run Tuesday in Prescott Valley.
Tied 2-2, with Flagstaff scoring twice in the first and Bradshaw Mountain twice in the third, the Grand Canyon Region game nearly came down to the final inning. The Bears' run in the bottom of the sixth set up their victory by retiring the Eagles in the seventh.
Flagstaff finished with six hits to Bradshaw Mountain's nine, but committed five errors in the loss.
NORTHLAND PREP 17, HORIZON HONORS 1
Dominating their second straight freedom game, the Spartans opened their home schedule with an easy victory Tuesday afternoon over the Eagles courtesy of the long ball.
The Spartans hit four homers as a team, with Megan Swinney, Grace Vonesh, Sofie Linskey and Casey Auza all getting in on the action. Swinney, who worked in the circle for Northland Prep, also doubled during her 2-for-3 day at the plate. Vonesh and Auaza also each tallied three RBIs.
Northland Prep, which scored seven runs in the fourth and saw Vonesh and Swinney go deep in the inning, got a 2-for-3 performance from Ellie Webb, who also tallied an RBI.
Swinney gave up just one hit the entire day, and the one run against her and the team came in the fourth but was not earned.
The Spartans, now with a 2-1 record, will host the 3A Conference Payson Longhorns Thursday at 3:45 p.m. for the second of three straight home games.
COCONINO 7, LEE WILLIAMS 6, 9 INN.
Winning their Grand Canyon Region opener in their first action on their home field, the Coconino Panthers outlasted the Lee Williams Volunteers in nine innings Tuesday.
Before the teams go back at it next week in Kingman, Coconino will host Estrella Foothills on Friday at 4 p.m.
SHADOW MOUNTAIN 9, FLAGSTAFF 0
Still on the road to start the season, the Flagstaff Eagles fell to the Shadow Mountain Matadors Tuesday in Phoenix.
The Eagles are scheduled to host the Thunderbird Chiefs Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
NORTHLAND PREP 6, SEDONA 3
Beating the Sedona Red Rock Scorpions in a match on the road Tuesday afternoon, the Northland Prep Spartans came up with their second straight 6-3 victory.
Northland Prep hosts the Kingman Bulldogs Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for another freedom match.
COCONINO 9, DESERT EDGE 0
Sweeping their first match of the season, the Coconino Panthers cruised past the Desert Edge Scorpions at home Monday afternoon.
Faith Daab paired with Emma Walker at the No. 1 doubles spot, winning 8-2 before both players dominated their singles matches. Daab won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 while Walker just missed matching the victory with her own 6-1, 6-0 finish at No. 2.
Olivia Larson and Connor Garrod posted a doubles victory with an 8-2 win, before splitting up and dominating singles as well. Larson won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 with Garrod finishing her match 6-0, 6-2.
Lastly, Malia Glass and Angel Begay won 8-5 at No. 3 doubles, with both also winning at the bottom of the lineup in singles. Glass came away with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5 and Begay won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 6.
The Panthers are scheduled to play at the Combs Coyotes on Thursday before hosting the Cactus Shadows Falcons on Friday.
NORTHLAND PREP 8, SEDONA 1
Scoring their second straight 8-1 win Tuesday at home, the Northland Prep Spartans knocked off the Sedona Red Rock Scorpions.
The Spartans will travel to Kingman to face the Bulldogs Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.