Softball season comes to an end
The Yuma High School softball team’s season has come to a conclusion, as have most of the other teams in Class 3A District 4.
However, two District 4 teams will play at least one more day as Burlington and Limon have advanced to Saturday’s regional round. District 4 champion Limon is 15-4 and will host Region 6 as the 11th seed. La Junta, 12-7, actually is the high seed, sixth, in the three-team tournament, but the tournament is at Limon. The Badgers will play 22nd-seed The Academy, 9-10 first, with the winner playing La Junta.
Burlington, 10-9, is the 21st seed in the 24-team regional field and will play in Region 5 in Arvada. The Cougars will play 12th-seed St. Mary’s, 14-5, with the winner taking on fifth-seed Faith Christian, 13-6.
Brush is the top overall seed with a 16-3 record. The Beetdiggers will host 16th-seed Valley. 7-12, and 17th-seed Cedaredge, 8-11, on Saturday.
Sterling, 9-9, also is in regional as the 14th seed. The Tigers will be in Region 3 at Strasburg.
Limon went 10-0 in District 4 play, and Burlington 8-2, while Wray, Akron and Holyoke all were 4-6. Yuma went 0-10.
The Indians wrapped up District 4 play last Thursday in Akron, finishing a doubleheader initially started September 22, but postponed due to rain in the top of the fourth inning of the first game.
The game resumed at that point, with Yuma trailing 8-6. The teams ended up tied 9-9 after four innings, but Akron pulled away in the sixth with a five-run outburst.
Alysah Ybarra had three hits for Yuma, with a double, one RBI and two runs scored, Kadi Rayl three hits with a double and one RBI. Staci Higgins had two hits, two runs and one RBI, Anney Orano a double, Crystal Yanez one hit, one run and two RBIs, Sandy Gilliland one run and one RBI, Viri Escobar one run, Lisa Bustillos one hit, one run and one RBI and Yarely Yanez one run.
Akron claimed a 16-1 win in the nightcap. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first, but it was all Akron after that. C. Yanez scored Yuma’s lone run. Bustillos had a hit and one RBI, and Liseth Miramontes, Ybarra and Y. Yanez one hit each.
Yuma wrapped up its season Saturday with a double header in Loveland against the Mountain View JV. Their bus broke down outside of Akron. Yuma-1 delivered another mini-bus to the site, and the team proceeded to Loveland, arriving more than an hour late.
The Yuma girls then ended up losing both ends, 16-1 and 18-1. Bustillos hit a double C. Yanez one hit, and Higgins one hit and one run in the first game. Rayl scored Yuma’s run in the second game, Miramontes hit a double, and Bustillos and Higgins also had hits.