Farmington, Davis win softball games; Viewmont has yet to see the field this seasonMar 30, 2023 10:46AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Farmington’s Courtney Christiansen (8) gets the ball knocked loose by Layton’s Tabetha Nunez at Home Plate. The score wasn’t enough as the Lancers lost to the Phoenix 5 - 2. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
Farmington defeated Layton 5-2 March 21, scoring two late runs to extend a 3-2 lead in the win.
“It was a great game,” said Head Coach Haleigh Mortensen.
Lexi Crowley had two RBIs while Courtney Christiansen and Lisa Rasmussen each brought in a run. Madison Kelker was the winning pitcher on the mound, striking out six Lancers batters.
Against Fremont, the Phoenix squad won 4-1, holding a 1-0 lead through four innings before scoring three runs in the fifth to pull away.
“It was a super exciting win for us,” said Mortensen.
Kelker again pitched Farmington to the win while Christiansen’s three RBIs led offensively with Riley Eckhardt also driving in a run.
The Phoenix team improved to 3-1 this season.
Davis lost to Fremont 5-4 March 21. It was a 2-2 game through three innings before the Silverwolves scored three runs in the fourth. The Darts were able to put two runs on the board in the bottom of the seventh inning but couldn’t complete the comeback.
“We had our chances to win,” said Head Coach Todd Street. “We had a great defensive performance led by strong pitching from Ellie Black and Serena Roth. Our catcher Rayleigh Starnes is playing amazing. We were just one or two plays away from the upset. We will go back to work and see if we can get a little better.”
Starnes brought in all four of Davis’ runs in the loss.
The Darts’ games with Lone Peak, Weber and Northridge were cancelled this week.
Davis is 5-2 on the young season.
Bountiful’s field was still unplayable, so the March 21 matchup with Cyprus was cancelled. They were also unable to play their March 23 game against Corner Canyon.
The Redhawks’ record is 5-1 this season.
Viewmont has yet to take the field this season with games at Green Canyon and Sky View also cancelled this week because of field conditions and weather.
Woods Cross’ March 22 game with Skyline was cancelled.
The Wildcats are 0-2 this year.