Bio

DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Battery charge powers XCP softball to win

Xavier Prep pitcher Riley Flynn and her batterymate, catcher Macy Lee, combined to power the Gators to a 5-0 softball victory over host Glendale Mountain Ridge on Thursday (March 5).

Flynn tossed a two-hitter, walking three and striking out 15. Lee connected for a three-run home run in the fifth inning to extend XCP’s lead to 5-0 after the team scored twice in the first.

It was the second shutout win by the Gators over Mountain Ridge in less than a week. Xavier defeated the Mountain Lions 13-0 in the Sunrise Mountain tournament over the weekend.

Now Xavier (7-1) returns home to Petznick Field on Friday (March 6) for a game against Mesa Red Mountain (5-3). First pitch is at 3:45 p.m.

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