Lewis throws no-hitter, leads Devil Dogs to Triple A title


Navajo Times | Donovan Quintero
NM Stix catcher Elena Smith waits for the ball as Lady Devil Dogs runner Shiloh Lewis (29) sets up to slide into home base for a run Friday night in Phoenix.

Brilliant was an understatement as right-handed pitcher Shiloh Lewis turned in a great performance.

She led the Arizona/New Mexico Devil Dogs to the Inter-Tribal Youth Softball Tournament championship at Papago Softball Complex.

The Devil Dogs posted an 11-0, five-inning shutout victory over Arizona Inter-Tribal Fastpitch of Guadalupe, Arizona, in the title game.

Lewis was tough in the clutch as she threw a no-hitter, striking out nine batters. Lewis kept Inter-Tribal Fastpitch off balance with a mixture of pitches, including a curve, riser, drop and fast ball.

“Shiloh threw a great game,” said Devil Dogs head coach Rod Yellowman. “She threw a mixture of pitches. She kept the opposing batters guessing. Our defense played strong. The girls made plays. Offensively, the girls made contact and put the ball into play. The girls played an all-around game.”

Tara Trzinski, Arizona Diamondbacks senior manager of Community & Foundation Operations, who served as tournament director, said the Diamondbacks are proud to bring the best Native American high school softball players together for a chance to showcase their skills.

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