Apache Junction Victorious in Tempe Varsity League Softball Championship

Apache Junction won the Tempe Varsity Prep Softball League championship by defeating Scottsdale Saguaro 9-8 in the title game, played on June 27 in Tempe. In the semifinal round, AJ defeated the Mesa Mountain View Toros 8-6.

Overall, AJ finished its Tempe League play with a record of 11-1.

Team members are Emily Lecher, Esther Nieman, Tristan Greer, Elexis Toro, MacKenzie Dillon, Daisy Ruelas-Estrada, Megan Clark, Kaidance Cleland, Ainsley Pape, Megan Wagner, Makayla Henwood and Liz Cardenas.

Incoming freshmen on the squad: Kaylee Wagner, Liberty Henwood, Heather Quick, Addison Cooksey, Danielle Ruiz, and Shantel Ortiz; and incoming eighth-grader: Savannah Eagley.

Head coach is Ed Matlosz; assistant coaches are Hank Duffy and Nathan Greer.

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