A mid-season battle between Hamilton and Mesquite for bragging rights in 5A-I baseball on Thursday afternoon pretty much boiled down to one player.
\\\"This was all about Zach Davies,\\\" Hamilton coach Mike Woods said.
Desert Mountain softball won the 300th game in its 14-plus seasons Wednesday night by lggging its second victory in the 14th Desert Mountain Softball Invitational. By association, that means coach Rick Sharp is also a 300-game winner.
Mesquite baseball coach Jeff Holland has dabbled more in freshman varsity players than most of his counterparts. It takes a special mix of ingredients to trust a freshman with a significant varsity role, but in 2011 senior Zach Davies there are no regrets from either coach or player for Davies\\\\\\\' four-year stint with the big club.
Hamilton has never been a world beater in softball like it has in football and baseball. Not even close. But the 2011 softball team is making its presence known.
Hamilton took advantage of physical and mental errors by Desert Mountain and got the unintentional help of an umpire Monday in edging the previously unbeaten Wolves, 5-4, in pool play at the Marcos de Niza-Corona del Sol Invitational at Marcos de Niza.
The Horizon baseball team opened the season with tough competition in the Scottsdale Quarterback Club Invitational the final week of February. Since posting a 2-2 mark in the tourney in pool play the Huskies have responded by winning four of their last five games.