Liberty’s Hot Streak Extends to 6A State Championship Crown

The beginning of the season for Liberty High School didn’t look extremely promising. A 2-3 start included losses to top tier state powerhouses, Sandra Day O’Connor and Mountain Ridge. After getting routed by MRHS 10-3, Liberty changed their hitting approach and saw immediate results, winning a revenge game against Mountain Ridge 14-8. Following that victory, Liberty would never lose again.

The Lions ended the 2021 season on a 19-game win streak, including a 10-0 mercy-rule victory against #4 Alhambra for their third state title in program history. It is the first victory by Run Rule at the AIA’s top division or conference since 2005 when Horizon earned a 10-0 victory against Hamilton.

During their 19-game win streak, Liberty outscored opponents on average 11-3, including an eight-run average margin of victory in their four playoff games. The Championship locks down the program’s third state championship, all in different conferences with a 4A DI title in 2010, 5A championship in 2018, and the 6A crown in 2021.

Arizona native, Devon Henry, joined the Sports360AZ crew in 2018 after graduating from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Devon has avidly partaken in coverage of the Arizona high school sports scene since 2013 and has covered NASCAR and INDYCAR at Phoenix Raceway since 2017. Devon is also a play-by-play announcer, calling over a dozen different sports and hundreds of events.