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CDO’s Asiah Bell & Tucson’s Lisette Urquidez to play Softball for Eastern New Mexico

Asiah Bell & Lisette Urquidez (DT Campos Photo)

Canyon del Oro senior Asiah Bell and Tucson High senior Lisette Urquidez committed to play for Eastern New Mexico University on Friday.

An outfielder, Bell batted .545 to help lead the Dorados to a 10-3 record when the season got canceled last spring. An infielder/pitcher, Urquidez batted .478 with two home runs while going 7-0 with 55 strikeouts in 36 innings from the circle for the Badgers.

Jokaira Paredes (Sunnyside), Kianna Galindo (Sahuarita), Iliana Mendoza (Tucson) and Elysa Rodriguez (Empire) are on the Greyhounds roster.

Eastern New Mexico is an NCAA Division II program located in Portales.

(BW Creative)

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