The Lady Longhorns' winning streak was broken Thursday when they lost to the Flagstaff Eagles, 9-6.
"We had six runs off 10 hits," Coach Will Dunman said. "We left 13 runners on base. If we had converted those, it definitely would have been a different ball game."
"We had one good inning in the morning game where they scored big runs," Dunman said.
Top hitters against the Eagles were backup outfielder Sara Agnes who hit one for two. Krista LaHaye, Jessica Coleman and Molly Agnes hit two for four.
In Friday's practice one of Dunman's goals for the team was to find ways to bring in runners that were in scoring position.
Due to being rained out last year, the Lady Horns played a non-conference doubleheader Saturday against Shadow Mountain Matadors. The girls lost both games. The score for the morning game was 7-3.
The afternoon game was 16-9.
"We're getting a lot of experience," the coach said. "What we need to work on as a team is getting all of our cylinders to fire at the same time -- good ‘D' (defense), hitting through the ball and staying upbeat through the game."
Hilary Armenta and Hannah Armenta were Saturday afternoon's heavy hitters. Junior catcher Hilary Armenta went three for four, hitting a single plus two home runs over the fence. Her sister Hannah hit another over the fence and brought another runner home as well as herself.
"It has been a long time since I've seen those in our park," Dunman said. "It got us excited and we played good defense that inning."
Molly Agnes made Saturday afternoon's game exciting, the coach said. With runners on first and second, Agnes hit her home run from the left side of the plate.
"We ended strong but we were playing catch up," he said.
The Lady Horns have won half of their games so far this season with 10 more still to play. Dunman said that it was nice to have these two non-conference games to learn with and continue to build on that knowledge.
"This upcoming week the team will be working on staying mentally in the game," Dunman said.
The Lady Horns will play their next game against Sinagua Mustangs in Flagstaff April 5. Game time is 3:30 p.m.