GREENWOOD VILLAGE | The Smoky Hill softball team had a chance to clinch the Centennial League softball championship going into Wednesday’s contest against Cherry Creek and most certainly did not let it slip away.
Coach B.J. Kingsbaker’s Buffaloes piled up 10 runs in the first inning at Village Greens Park and had 16 hits in a 13-0 victory in four innings over the Bruins to bring home the program’s first league title since 2003. Smoky Hill improved to 11-0 in the process and 10-0 in Centennial League play.
The league championship came with an added bonus this season as it automatically qualified Smoky Hill for the Class 5A state softball tournament.
Junior Amrajie Bass had a pair of hits and drove in five runs, sophomore Gabi Giroux and senior Jahlisa Klear each had 3 RBI and pitchers Delaney Farnsworth and Kenedy Sandoval combined to allow one hit to Cherry Creek in the victory.
The Buffaloes conclude the Centennial League schedule with a Saturday doubleheader against Arapahoe — which bested them for the league crown last season — before the three-game Centennial League Challenge to close the regular season.
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Smoky Hill 13, Cherry Creek 0
Score by innings (r-h-e):
Smoky Hill (10)30 0 — 13 16 0
Cherry Creek 000 0 — 0 1 2
Smoky Hill hitting: Amrajie Bass 2 hits, 5 RBI; Gabi Giroux 3 hits, 3 RBI; Jahlisa Klear 3 RBI