Xavier Softball claims Sunrise Mountain Softball Tournament Title!

February 25, 2024

by Chris Pfaff

Xavier Softball won all six games of the three-day Sunrise Mountain Softball Tournament that ran Thursday through Saturday, February 22-24

The tournament marked the beginning of their journey through the 2024 season.

On Thursday:
> 11-1 win over 6A Mountain Ridge
> 11-5 win over 4A Coconino

On Friday:
> 10-0 win over 5A Ironwood Ridge

Saturday was single-elimination Bracket Play
> 13-3 win over 5A Ironwood Ridge (Quarterfinals)
> 12-2 win over 4A Deer Valley (Semifinals)
> 8-2 win over 6A Mountain Ridge (Championship)

Xavier scored 69 runs to 13 runs for opponents

Pertaining to batting, pitching, and base running stats, Frosh Angie Falls and Seniors Lauren Putz and Tabitha von Kolen were the key Xavier players for the tournament:

Frosh Angie Falls

> As the primary pitcher: 17 innings pitched (68 batters faced)
– Earned Run Ave (runs per 7-innings): 0.82
– Allowed just 5 hits & 2 runs
– Struck out 24 batters (1 strikeout for every 3 batters faced)

> As a batter, her team rankings were:
– REMEMBER: she’s just a 9th grader
– best batting average
– most hits, RBI, & doubles
– tied for most triples, homeruns, & stolen bases
– tied for 2nd most runs scored

Senior Lauren Putz (team rankings):

– most runs scored
– tied for most triples, homeruns, & stolen bases
– 2nd best batting average and 2nd most doubles & RBI
– tied for 2nd most doubles
– 3rd most hits

Senior Tabitha von Kolen (team rankings):

– 3rd best batting average, 3rd most RBI
– tied for most stolen bases
– 2nd most hits
– tied for 2nd most doubles

For more stats, visit the Xavier Softball MaxPreps team page

The Varsity Softball Team starts the regular season Monday, February 26, at home on Petznick Field at 3:45 pm vs Mountain Ridge.

Go Gators!

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