The season came to an abrupt end for the St. David Tigers Friday at Rose Mofford Sports Complex in the 1A state softball championship tournament.
It was an inopportune time for the St. David defense to commit seven errors that helped stake No. 7 Mogollon to four unearned runs in the Tigers’ 6-4 loss in the quarterfinal.
Jaylin Richardson was solid in the circle. She fanned six and worked around six hits while surrendering a pair of walks.
The Tigers battled to cut an early five-run deficit to 5-3 but were unable to get over the hump.
Daisy Merrill and Richardson each with two hits accounted for four of the Tigers seven hits with Brylee Murray, Megan Merrill and Gennie Morrison also recording hits.
Following a scoreless first inning, Mogollon was on the board with a run in the top of the second, four in the fourth and another in the sixth.
St. David scored once in the fourth and twice in the fifth before adding a sixth-inning run.
Despite the stinging defeat, coach Deana Donovan and crew posted a successful season that saw the Tigers go 16-5 overall to go with an unblemished 8-0 record for the 1A South League title and defeated Duncan, 8-1, in the tournament’s opening round game the week prior.