Area softball stats, games to watch
Runs scored per game
Kirtland Central, 9.9
Piedra Vista, 8.1
Navajo Prep, 4.2
Runs allowed per game
Piedra Vista, 4.1
Kirtland Central, 11.5
Navajo Prep, 13.5
Individual hitting stats
Aztec’s Jocelyn Ulrich is batting .617 with four home runs, 22 RBIs, 26 runs scored and two stolen bases.
Aztec’s Alyssa Waldron batting .577 with 11 RBIs, 11 runs scored and one stolen base.
Aztec’s Alanna Larkins batting .569 with four home runs, 24 RBIs, 21 runs scored and one stolen base
Piedra Vista’s Akaysia Grogan batting .451 with 11 RBIs, 20 runs scored and one stolen base.
Piedra Vista’s Jade Skaggs batting .417 with four RBIs, 18 runs scored and nine stolen bases.
Upcoming games to watch
Kirtland Central vs. Gallup, 3 p.m. Friday
After spending all but three games on the road, KC returns home to open District 1-4A action.
The Lady Broncos’ offense has been up-and-down all season, especially since March 18. After scoring just one run during a doubleheader at Piedra Vista that day, KC responded with a 10-0 win over Navajo Prep on March 26.
Then came the roller coaster allowing 15-plus runs in all its losses at the Kristen Griego Memorial tournament, as well as scoring 15-plus runs in all its wins during that tournament.
Kirtland’s now at a point in the season where it must string together strong hitting performances on a consistent basis.
Bloomfield vs. Shiprock, 4 p.m. Friday
Bloomfield has a chance to get its offense back on the right path in Friday’s District 1-4A doubleheader after a rough weekend at the Kristen Griego tournament. BHS dropped three of its four games, scoring six or fewer runs in two of those games.
Bloomfield scored 27 combined runs in its last home twin bill back on March 23 against Taos, but Shiprock’s offense is now coming along.
The Lady Chieftains scored 25 combined runs in its March 28 doubleheader at Grants.
Piedra Vista at Eldorado, Noon Saturday
The Lady Panthers’ lineup resumed its double-digit scoring outbursts during the Kristen Griego tournament last weekend in Rio Rancho, scoring 10-plus runs in four its five tournament games.
PV also demonstrated it can overcome a poor hitting performance, scoring zero runs against Rio Rancho and then scoring 16 runs against Los Lunas.
The timing for accomplishing both couldn’t be better going into Saturday’s District 2-5A opening twin bill.