FHS softball stays on top of Region 1May 06, 2022 10:52AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Empty Handed: Davis’ Abby Olsen (9) sports an empty glove as Fremont’s Josie Slater (3) steals second. The Darts lost to the Silverwolves, their fifth loss in a row, 7-3. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
armington picked up Region 1 wins over Syracuse and Layton last week to remain in first place in Region 1, tied with Fremont, at 7-1. Bountiful is undefeated at the top of Region 5, picking up two more region wins. Viewmont went 2-1 to move into fourth place in Region 5’s standings. Woods Cross is still looking for its first region win this season in six tries.
Davis lost to Layton 10-0 April 19. The Darts managed just five hits in the game, including two by senior Alix Thaxton.
“Today was not our day,” said head coach Todd Street. “We struggled with getting key hits to score runs and we had uncharacteristic errors in the field. Still, our girls continue to fight.”
Against Fremont April 21, Davis lost 7-3.
“We played much better, but left the bases loaded two times,” Street said. “The girls continue to play hard with the goal of getting better each day. We have a wonderful group of young ladies on our softball team.”
The game was tied at 3-all after three innings before the Darts gave up four more runs in the loss.
Thaxton, Larkyn Robinson, and Aubrey Noriega each drove in a run for the Darts.
Davis fell to 7-10 on the season and 1-7 in Region 1 play.
Farmington defeated Syracuse 7-0 April 19. The Phoenix squad broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning with two runs and added five more in the late innings.
Hadley Eichmeier had two RBIs to lead the team with Lexi Crowley, Lisa Rasmussen and Nev Carrasquel each driving in a run in the win.
Delaney Baker struck out 12 Titans’ batters in earning the win on the mound.
Against Bear River April 20, Farmington lost 7-3. The Phoenix got down 2-0 early before evening the game in the third inning. They struggled to score the rest of the game until a late run in the seventh which wasn’t enough.
Baker had the team’s three RBIs.
Against Layton April 21, Farmington won 11-2, scoring in each of the game’s six innings. Baker struck out nine Lancers in winning the game while also driving in a run at the plate. Courtney Christiansen and Elle Mortensen also recorded RBIs in the win.
The Phoenix are now 9-5 this season and 7-1 in Region 1, remaining tied with Fremont for first in the division.
Bountiful beat Northridge 7-6 April 19. The Redhawks took a 7-3 lead into the final inning and narrowly pulled out the win.
Athena Tongaonevai’s RBI ended up being the winning run. Her two hits, along with Malissa Turpin’s two RBIs and Eva Stoddard’s three hits and one RBI led Bountiful offensively.
Ella Miller won the game on the mound for the Redhawks.
Against Bonneville April 21, Bountiful won 9-3, entering the final inning up 9-0 before giving up late runs as the Lakers avoided a shutout. Stoddard led the Redhawks offensively with five RBIs while Turpin added two and Mylie Burnes one.
Bountiful lost to Payson 11-8 April 22, being down 9-3 late before scoring eight runs in the sixth inning but coming up short.
Frankie Galeana had three RBIs for the Redhawks with Turpin, Burnes, Shiloh Johnson, Katelyn Rodgers and Claire Yates also driving in a run.
Bountiful remains 5-0 in Region 5 and is 10-4-1 overall this season.
Viewmont beat Box Elder 19-2 April 18 behind four RBIs from Kennedy Embrey and Sydni Steed.
Molly Roberts was the winning pitcher while also helping herself at the plate with two RBIs. Also driving in runs were Lily Hawker (two RBIs) and Anna Moore (two RBIs).
Against the Bees again the next day, the Vikings lost 21-11. Following a 4-3 lead going into the third inning, Box Elder went on an offensive tear to win big over Viewmont.
The offense for the Vikings came from two RBIs by Embrey, Steed, Moore, Lily Wright and Grace Nielson and one from Roberts.
Viewmont turned it around April 21 with a 13-9 win over Woods Cross.
“I was super proud of the girls,” said head coach Stacie Toney. “The first few innings didn’t go as planned, but we adjusted well and kept grinding and pulled it together. We are excited to make things happen these last few weeks of the regular season.”
Roberts led the squad offensively with four hits, including three singles and a triple that brought in two runs. Others recording RBIs were Hawker (three), Embrey (two), Steed (two) and Moore (two.)
The Vikings are now 11-6 this season and 3-3 in Region 5 play.
Woods Cross lost to Bonneville 20-4 Apr. 19. The Wildcats were up 2-1 after the first inning, but the Lakers proceeded to score 15 runs over the next two innings to break open the game.
Noa Latu and Kenna Cowley drove in a run each in the loss.
In the loss to Viewmont April 21, Cowley knocked the first pitch of the game over the wall in the Region 5 battle.
“It was a good game and it was back and forth the whole game,” said head coach Casey Plowman. “Viewmont has strong bats and were able to pull ahead.”
The Wildcats had five players record an RBI each – Cowley, Kali Crockett, Kate Massey, Ali Ebberts and Mel Zarate – with 12 team hits in the game full of offensive firepower. Plowman also noted Libby Clark’s complete game effort on the mound, striking out 11 Viewmont players and allowing just five earned runs in the loss.
Woods Cross is still looking for its first Region 5 win of the season in six games and fell to 6-11 overall.λ