Welcome to Super 6 Plays, where we’ll be digging up and dissecting six of the best plays from across the nation with the help of our partners over at High School Cube. Gear up for the week ahead with a heavy dose of monster dunks, breakaway goals and the best of everything else early each week.
1) Alix Mendoza’s slick fielding for Westmont — Illinois softball teams are finally thawing out and getting into the swing of things, but the delayed start hasn’t dulled Alix Mendoza’s slick fielding on the Westmont infield, as she showed in her team’s victory against fellow Indiana squad Bremen.
2) Huntsville’s area champions celebratory dogpile — No, it wasn’t a close, down-to-the-wire game, but Huntsville’s victory against Virgil that earned an Alabama Area title still brought jubilation worthy of its own highlight.
3) Pontiac’s walk-off win on a wild pitch — Ever seen a walk-off on a wild pitch? Now you have, courtesy rural Michigan softball squad Pontiac, which escaped with a victory against Illinois foe Prairie Central thanks to a pitch that squirmed away at precisely the wrong time.
4) Blake Bender’s walk-off hit for Waconia — There’s nothing like a tight local rivalry to get the juices flowing, and they don’t come much tighter than the 6-5, walk-off win Minnesota squad Waconia pulled off against neighboring rival Holy Family courtesy Blake Bender’s deep walk-off drive.
5) Colton Edwards’ running catch for Huntsville — Wonder why Huntsville was in position to win an area title? In part because of plays in the field like this gem from outfielder Colton Edwards, who pulled down a rope headed for the back fence against fellow Alabama squad Grissom.
6) Morgan McDougal’s headed goal for Mountain Vista — Sometimes the hardest goals to score area headers in traffic. That was certainly the case during a recent Colorado face off between Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon, where Mountain Vista midfield maestro Morgan McDougal delivered a crucial headed goal while crowded by both a defender and the Rock Canyon goalie.