The Flagstaff Eagles lost another close game to the Bradshaw Mountain Bears, dropping Tuesday's game 8-6 at home a week after losing in Prescott Valley by one run.
Flagstaff, now 0-2 to start the regular season, took an early lead in the game between the two Conference 4A, Grand Canyon Region teams courtesy of four runs scored in the bottom half of the opening inning to make it a 4-3 ballgame. The Eagles tacked on another run in the third but remained scoreless until the seventh, falling short of the comeback as Bradshaw scored one in the third, three in the fifth and one in the final frame.
Another Grand Canyon Region team awaits Flagstaff as the season continues. The Eagles will take on the Prescott Badgers Thursday at home, playing the second of a three-game homestand. First pitch is set for 3:45 p.m.
TUBA CITY 10, NORTHLAND PREP 9
The 2A Spartans missed a chance to take down their first 3A opponent of the season on Tuesday at home.
The Warriors edged the Spartans to snap a three-game losing skid and hand Northland Prep its second straight loss.
Northland Prep, now 0-3 when playing up and 2-3 overall, plays the 2A Joy Christian School Eagles on Thursday at 3:45 p.m in Glendale.
FLAGSTAFF 11, PEORIA 1
The Eagles will enter Spring Break on a high note after toppling the Panthers in a 4A Conference ballgame Tuesday in Peoria and winning their fourth consecutive game to start the regular season.
The Eagles, who will play in the Lancer Classic during the break, opened Tuesday's game with six runs scored in first frame. The Panthers got on the board in the second inning, but Flagstaff put up five more runs in the fourth to enact the mercy rule and move on to get the win in five innings.
LEE WILLIAMS 5, COCONINO 0
Despite limiting an opponent to the fewest runs allowed so far this season, the Panthers couldn't get the bats going against the Volunteers on Tuesday in Kingman on the way to dropping their second straight game.
Lee Williams, avoiding the regular-season sweep to the Panthers, scored three runs in the third inning and tacked on two more in the fifth as starting pitcher Matt Bathauer gave Coconino fits on both sides of the plate throughout the Grand Canyon Region ballgame. Bathauer pitched the complete game, striking out eight of the 26 batters he faced, and led his team in RBIs with three on a 2-for-2 day that included a double.
Coconino moves out of region play but continues in the 4A Conference with a home game against the Thunderbird Chiefs Wednesday at 4 p.m. Slated to play three games in as many days this week, the Panthers return to the region schedule on Thursday when they host the Mohave Thunderbirds.
COCONINO 9, ESTRELLA FOOTHILLS 0
Bouncing back from a loss to one of Division II's best teams, the Panthers recorded another sweep Monday at home against the Wolves.
Faith Daab and Emma Walker combined for an 8-0 win at the top doubles spot and dropped just two games between them in singles play. Daab won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 while Walker earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2.
Olivia Larson and Connor Garrod nearly replicated their teammates' success in doubles with an 8-1 victory at court two before also sweeping their singles matches. Larson ended up in a first-set battle before closing out the win in two sets 7-5, 6-2, and Garrod won with ease at No. 4 6-1, 6-1.
The bottom pair in Coconino's order locked up the sweep with an 8-2 win from Taylor Rhoton and Malia Glass in the No. 3 doubles match. Rhoton added a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 5 and Glass also fought back from a tough first set for a 7-6, 6-2 win.
Coconino continues its busy week Wednesday with a match at the Deer Valley Skyhawks.
CACTUS SHADOWS 9, FLAGSTAFF 0
The Eagles dropped their section-opening match on Tuesday, falling to the Falcons without winning a single set in singles.
At No. 1 doubles, Pearl Garner and Dani Tirado teamed up for an 8-2 loss for Flagstaff, which suffered its third straight shutout.
The Eagles return to play in Flagstaff for the next match when they take on Mingus Union, which also is a D-II, Section Two team.
NORTHLAND PREP 8, KINGMAN 1
The D-III Spartans improved to 3-0 to start the young season with a victory Tuesday at home over the D-III Bulldogs.
Northland Prep plays a rematch with the Basis Flagstaff Yeti at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Continental Country Club courts.
NORTHLAND PREP 9, KINGMAN 0
The D-III Spartans recorded their first shutout win of the season, blanking the D-III Bulldogs Tuesday in Kingman.
Looking to complete the regular-season sweep after winning the first meeting 8-1, Northland Prep faces Basis Flagstaff for a rematch at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Continental Country Club courts.