SOFTBALL: Pueblo beat Camp Verde 5-0 to win Division IV championship


(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

It’s been 26 years since the Warriors came out to play. Led by head coach Lisa Pina, Pueblo went 25-2 in 1990 to capture the 4A state championship. Then, nothing. Frustration started to take over.

First-year head coach Curtis Ruiz inherited a team with only six wins and a whole lot of heartache but all that ended Monday night when Pueblo (26-6) defeated Camp Verde 5-0 to win the Division IV state championship held at Farrington Stadium on the ASU campus….


Monday, May 9

Division IV Softball (Championship)
No. 5 Pueblo 5, No. 2 Camp Verde 0

Division V Softball (Championship)
No. 1 Ray 7, No. 2 Santa Cruz 5

Tuesday, May 10

Division II Baseball (Maryvale)
No. 9 Tucson vs. No. 19 Westwood, 4 p.m. (Elimination)
No. 6 Canyon del Oro vs. No. 1 Thunderbird, 6:30 p.m. (Elimination)

Division II Softball (Winner’s)
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 3 Sahuaro, 6:30 p.m. (Amphi)
No. 8 Tucson vs. No. 4 Cactus, 6:30 p.m. (Rose Mofford)

Division II Softball (Championship)
No. 7 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 5 Payson, 6:30 p.m. (ASU)

Division II Boys Volleyball (Quarterfinals)
No. 2 Cienega hosts No. 10 Centennial, 6:30 p.m.
No. 11 Salpointe at No. 3 Ironwood, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

Division II Softball
No. 6 Salpointe vs. Loser Tucson/Cactus, 6:30 p.m. (TBD)

Thursday, May 12

Division II Baseball (Maryvale)
No. 10 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 5 Greenway, 6:30 p.m. (Winner’s)

Friday, May 13

Division III Baseball (Surprise)
No. 7 Sahuarita vs. No 6 San Luis (Semifinals)

Division IV Baseball (Goodyear)
No. 1 Desert Christian vs. No. 4 Apache Junction (Semifinals)

Division III Golf (First Round)
Prescott Antelope Hills Golf Course, 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 14

Division III Golf (Second Round)
Prescott Antelope Hills Golf Course, 7:30 a.m.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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