SOFTBALL

March 31

KUNA 14, JEROME 1, 6 INNINGS: Annie Erekson was 3-for-4 with three RBI as Kuna won its second game of the Win The Pitch Tournament after falling to Vallivue earlier in the day.

Rylee Newman pitched all six innings for Kuna, striking out four.

April 1

KUNA CLAIMS NAMPA WTP TITLE: After losing 9-5 to Vallivue in its first game of the Caldwell Win the Pitch Spring Break Classic, Kuna came back to claim the inaugural tournament title Saturday. Kuna beat Emmett 7-0 before getting payback on Vallivue with a 13-3 win in the title game.

Kaci Marshall was 4-for-5 at the plate with three RBI in the title game. Ivy Hommel went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs batted in, while Lyndsey Jones and Brytta Schutz also had two hits apiece.

Mickey Kleffner threw a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the semifinal win over Emmett.

MELBA SPLITS NON-CONFERENCE DOUBLEHEADER: The Mustangs split a non-conference doubleheader with Nyssa, Oregon, Saturday. They won a high-scoring opener, 13-12, before falling 8-5 in the nightcap.

Melba won the opener on a walk-off single to center field by Peyton Goodman. Jordyn Rush went 2-for-3, and Georgia Berrett added a double in the win. Sammi Runkle struck out 11 batters to pick up the win in the circle.

In the nightcap, the Mustangs gave up a 3-2 fourth-inning lead, allowing five runs in the top half of the fifth inning. Goodman was perfect from the plate, going 3-for-3 with a run batted in. Berrett had a triple in the loss.

BASEBALL

March 31:

KUNA TOPS BISHOP KELLY AFTER FALLING TO HIGHLAND: After coming up short in a 5-4 loss to Highland, the Kuna baseball team jumped out to a big lead early and hung on to an 11-8 win against Bishop Kelly at the Bucks Bags Invitational.

Brandon Hernandez and Ty Gustin hit back-to-back home runs during Kuna’s six-run second inning, giving the Kavemen a 8-0 lead over the Knights. Hayden Guttu was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI for Kuna.

Kuna nearly rallied back from a 5-0 deficit against Highland with a four-run sixth inning, which was kicked off by a two-run double from Forrest Deere.

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