BHS softball takes third at stateJun 06, 2022 11:56AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful began the second week of the 5A state tournament with a 3-2 loss against Wasatch on May 24. The Redhawks were down 3-0 in the fourth inning before Malissa Turpin and Isabeau Hoff drove in runs, but came up just short of a comeback.
Immediately after their loss to Wasatch, Bountiful played Timpanogos and won 10-4 behind 2-for-3 plate appearances from Mylie Burnes and Claire Yates, who also drove in two runs each and scored two runs as well.
Eva Stoddard struck out nine Timberwolves batters in picking up the win on the mound. Ella Miller also hit a home run in the win.
Turpin, Katelyn Rodgers and Shiloh Johnson also recorded RBIs in the win.
The Redhawks again faced Wasatch May 25, but this time beat the Wasps 9-4, getting out to a 6-2 lead early and then scoring three more runs to secure the win.
“We got revenge and eliminated them from the tournament,” said head coach Butch Latey.
Stoddard hit two home runs, driving in four runs, while also striking out four. Hoff also had two key hits and three RBIs.
The win put Bountiful in the final four against eventual 5A state champion Spanish Fork May 25 for the second year in a row, with ace pitchers Avery Sapp and Stoddard again going head-to-head. The Dons were up 1-0 through five innings before they scored two late runs, ending the Redhawks season.
“It was a very well-played game by both teams,” Latey said. “Eva pitched every pitch of our four games in the tournament.”
The Region 5 champions finished the year with a 20-7 record. “This team of over-achievers was comprised of one senior, one junior, five sophomores and three freshmen,” Latey said.l