Payson’s softball team moved up to No. 3 in the 3A rankings following Saturday’s 11-2 win over Holbrook and Winslow’s 3-1 loss to Snowflake on Friday, April 5.
The Longhorns (10-2) are tied for first in the 3A East Region with Show Low at 4-1. The Cougars handed Payson it’s only region loss 8-7 in Show Low on March 29. The teams meet again in Payson at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16.
But the Longhorns have four games in five days this week before they can turn their attention to the Cougars. Payson travels to play Holbrook (3-9) again at 3 o’clock this afternoon. They host No. 5 Winslow (9-2) at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 and travel to take on Snowflake (10-2) at 3 p.m. on Friday. Payson closes a busy week at home against No. 15 Chino Valley (7-4) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.