It was a score more reminiscent of a football game, but Thornydale overcame an early 8-2 deficit to beat Marana 27-17 and claim the District 5 10/11 Softball All-Star Championship on Friday night.
Thornydale went up 2-0 after the top of the first....
Marana answered, scoring eight runs in the bottom half of the inning, sending 11 batters to the plate.
Thornydale rallied, scoring 11 times in the second inning. They sent 15 batters to the plate, taking advantage of six errors and four wild pitches.
Shay Sanders and Nevaeh Gonzales each scored twice in the inning.
Gonzales and Ariah Mattes each scored five times, whole Kelynn Campbell and Sanders each crossed the plate four times each.
Mattes led Thornydale with three hits, including an inside the park home run.
Thornydale won the first game of the best-of-three series 15-5.
Thornydale advances to the state championships beginning July 16 in Benson, AZ.
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