NPF News


ARIZONA HEAT Complete Sweep of Mexico

TUCSON, ARIZ – The Arizona Heat completed the sweep of the Mexican National Team in overwhelming fashion with a 14-3 victory Sunday night. Aja Sherman tossed her first complete game of the season to up her record to 3-0. Toni Mascarenas, Felicity Willis and Jackie Coburn each hit a homerun as the Heat pounded out sixteen hits.

Sherman’s complete game came a day after pitching four strong innings in Saturday’s no-decision. She allowed three runs on six hits and a walk. Sherman struck out a season high five batters, including whiffing the side in the seventh.

The Heat used a big first inning to put the Mexican team away early. Led by a Jackie Coburn two run homerun, the Heat scored four runs in the frame. Ladonia Hughes led of with a single and then stole second. Two batters later, Nichole Thompson singled to right scoring Hughes and the Heat led 1-0. Toni Mascarenas followed with a double that scored Thompson. Coburn’s homerun ended the scoring for the inning and put the Heat up 4-0.

The Mexican National Team battled back in the third, cutting the Heat lead in half. Jessica Navarro battled Sherman for eight pitches before taking the three and two pitch over the leftfield wall. The Heat got one run back in the bottom of the inning on a solo homerun by Toni Mascarenas.

Mascarenas’s homerun ignited the Heat bats, as they scored nine more runs over the final three innings. Felicity Willis belted her second homerun of the year to lead off the fourth, and Mascarenas drove in another run with an RBI single. The bottom of the fifth was much of the same, as the Heat produced four more runs. After three singles, Samantha Quintaro hit a sacrifice fly to center to drive in her first run of the season. Two batters later, Cheryl Schaefer hit a bases clearing double to push the Heat lead to 11-2.

Jessica Navarro led off the top of the sixth with her second homerun of the evening and cut the Heat lead to eight. In the bottom of the sixth, the Heat answered back with Phelan Wright, Felicity Willis and Samantha Quintaro delivering RBIs. Sherman struck out the side in the seventh to end the game.

Toni Mascarenas went three for three with three runs, three RBIs, a double and a homerun. She finished the series seven for ten, including six straight hits. Felicity Willis had a season high three hits, and also hit her second homerun of the season. Every Heat starter had at least one hit, with Jackie Coburn, Jen Martinez, and Cheryl Schaefer each delivering a pair.

Jessica Navarro finished the game three for three with two homeruns, and drove in all three of the Mexican runs. Krystal Marquez, Marcena Bertoldo and Marissa Marzan each provided a hit in the loss. Marzan made the start for the Mexican team, and took her third loss of the series. She allowed seven runs on nine hits in four innings of work.

Search Archive »

Browse by Month »

November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
February 2003
November 2002
July 2002
December 2001