ORO VALLEY (KVOA) -- Conference 4A 3rd ranked Canyon del Oro scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday to beat visiting Conference 5A No. 9 Buena 7-6 at Bundrick-Enterline Field.
The Dorados (14-2) have lost only twice to Salpointe Catholic this season. The Lancers are ranked No. 1 in Conference 4A. Mingus sits between CDO and Salpointe Catholic in the No. 2 spot.
It was a wild game in which CDO jumped out to a 3-1 lead, the Colts came back to tie the game at 3-3, the Dorados re-took the lead with three runs in the 5th before Buena tied the game with a three spot of their own in the top of the 7th.
Miia Campos, Allee Noble and Lauren Newlin had three of Canyon del Oro's 18 hits in the game. Noble, a sophomore, drove in a pair of runs.
Katie Serna and Jazmyn Gilliam each had a pair of hits for Buena and Gilliam finished with two RBIs.
The Colts (11-3) are the 3rd highest ranked team from Southern Arizona in Conference 5A behind (No. 4) Mountain View and (No. 8) Cienega. Although Buena has a one-game lead over the Bobcats for the Southern Region championship and has beaten Cienega twice already this season.
The 2021 high school softball season concludes on May 5.
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