The high school softball season is underway.

Wednesday was the first game of the 2024 season for both the Sahuarita Mustangs and Cienega Bobcats, and Mustang head coach Chis Fanning was looking to pick up his 600th win.

Fanning has some deep ties to Sahuarita as he is a 1986 graduate.

After playing baseball at New Mexico State, he came back home in 1992 to become the first softball coach in school history.

Hes coached alongside his brother Steve Fanning for the past 20 years.

The Mustangs got the early lead 2-0 and was able to hold that lead until the fourth inning.

From there the Bobcats got hot, taking the lead 4-2 and Cienega didnt stop there.

They finished the game off on a great grab by third basemen Micaela Vanenzuela to defeat the Mustangs 10-5.

While coach Fanning did not get his 600th win Wednesday there is still a long season ahead.

The Mustang’s next game is Monday against Nogales.

The Bobcat’s next game is Tuesday against CDO.



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