Sunnyside remained alive with another convincing win — including a no-hitter by Anyssa Pacho — in the elimination bracket of the Arizona State 10U Softball Tournament at Cottonwood on Friday night.
Sunnyside defeated Blythe by a score of 22-0 in a five-inning game. Pacho struck out nine batters and walked one.
Simayah Arriola, a catcher, went 4 for 4 and came a double away from achieving the cycle.
After losing 7-5 to Gilbert in the opening round of the tournament on Tuesday, Sunnyside has defeated Wilcox 14-1 and Blythe in the elimination bracket.
Sunnyside tries to remain in the tournament tonight at 7:30 in a rematch with Gilbert, which lost 2-1 to Arcadia on Friday night.
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