canada africa partner reservation Salpointe beats CDO 11-0 in five innings to win its sixth consecutive state championship

Salpointe beats CDO 11-0 in five innings to win its sixth consecutive state championship

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Salpointe celebrates its sixth title in a row (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Salpointe was winless in three games against rival Canyon del Oro in the regular season, but the Lancers won the game that mattered most on Saturday night after a barrage of four home runs.

They won their sixth consecutive state championship in the process.

Salpointe’s 11-0 win in five innings in front of a capacity crowd at Arizona’s Hillenbrand Stadium also delivered Tricia Sztan her third state championship in the same number of years she has coached at her alma mater.

The sixth straight championship, which includes a win over CDO in 2022, is a state record for the 4A level.

Salpointe was previously tied with Mesa Red Mountain (2010-2014) for the longest streak of five consecutive titles.

Salpointe’s four home runs came from Jae Castillo, Molli Daley, Jordan Goedel and signee from Arizona Anysa Wild.

Goedel and Wild’s blasts came during Salpointe’s six-run fifth inning, giving the Lancers an 11-0 lead.

Salpointe took a 2–0 lead after the first two innings on solo home runs from Castillo and Daley.

The home runs each occurred with two outs: Castillo’s in the first inning over the blue monster in centerfield and Daley’s on a line drive over the left field wall.

The Lancers never took the lead when they went 0-3 against CDO in the regular season. Two of the games were shutout losses (3-0 and 4-0) and in the other game CDO led 3-0 before emerging with a 4-3 victory after Salpointe tied the game.

Salpointe rallied for three runs in the third inning to increase the lead to 5-0.

Freshman Isabel Otero hit a double to open the inning and her pinch-runner Carsyn O’Daniel advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Taiya Texiera. O’Daniel then scored further Alma Garcia only to left field.

After the second out, Jordan Goedel reached after an error and Anysa Wild (an Arizona signee) walked.

Izzy Soto followed by a single, which scored Garcia. Goedel advanced during the action to give Salpointe a 5-0 lead.

Four of Salpointe’s first five runs came with two outs.

The six-run fifth inning featured four singles and five walks and twelve batters went to the plate.

The impeccable starter from CDO Amelia Streuber left in the inning to an ovation. Streuber, who came in with a 19-0 record, is only a junior and will have another chance to win a state title next season.

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