The Payson High School softball team got off to a promising start with its newly-appointed head coach, Will Dunman, on Thursday. The smooth transition shook off any notion that the midseason switch in coaches would affect Lady Horn play.
The Lady Horns easily topped Blue Ridge, 9-4, for another win their fourth conference game of the season.
The game was called in the fifth inning due to rain and lightning, but not before PHS had a substantial lead and saw some stellar offensive play.
Hannah Armenta was an impressive 3-for-4, with a commanding five RBIs. Aubrey Laird, in her first game back from injury, added to the offense with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate and two RBIs.
Tiffany Klemstine pitched a complete game for the Lady Horns.
Interim coach Will Dunman said Player of the Game honors would go to Armenta and Laird.
"Hannah hit the ball very well," Dunman said. "It was probably Aubrey's best outing. She saw the ball very well and they both contributed a lot to the team."