Sadie Dunman bunted the ball into the hard to reach area between the pitcher and catcher, as both Lady Cowboys hesitated just enough to give her the time she needed to beat the ball to first base and was called safe by the ump.
Photo by Andy Towle.
The Lady Longhorn softball team improved its record to 25-3 and remained unbeaten in the regular season with an 11-8 win over Camp Verde on Feb. 24 on Payson High field.
For the game, coach Will Dunman rested mound ace Arianna Paulson and turned over the pitching chores to Devann Runzo and Sadie Dunman who was credited with the win after hurling four full innings. Runzo pitched three frames striking out five and walking two.
In Payson’s 14-hit attack, Kaitlyn Jones was a thorn in Camp Verde’s side all afternoon long finishing 3-for-4 at the plate. She also drove in two runs and scored two runs.
Marley Speckles was also 3-for-4 with two RBI’s.
Defensively, both teams struggled committing three errors each.