Bountiful remains undefeated in Region 5 playMay 12, 2023 12:57PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Viewmont’s Jenna Eggett (3) gets a hit with her eyes closed against Woods Cross. The Vikings beat the Wildcats 21-4. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
In a mix of snow, hail, rain and sun, second-ranked Bountiful defeated Box Elder 8-6 April 18. The Redhawks were down 2-1 early before gaining control, taking an 8-3 lead into the final inning.
Eva Stoddard struck out four Bees batters in the win on the mound while also driving in a run. Claire Yates had four of the team’s 11 hits – including a double and triple with an RBI – while Ella Miller (two RBIs), Athena Tongaonevai (one RBI), Isabeau Hoff (one RBI) and Mylie Burnes (one RBI) also contributed offensively.
Against Viewmont April 20, Bountiful won 24-5.
Melissa Turpin drove in six runs – hitting a double and a home run – with Miller (three RBIs), Stoddard (three RBIs from a double and home run as well), Yates (three RBIs), Frankie Galeana (two RBIs), Burnes (two RBIs), Tongaonevai (two RBIs on two doubles) and Isabeau Hoff (one RBI) also providing offense in the big win. Miller stuck out four Vikings as the winning pitcher.
Bountiful also faced Cyprus in non-region action April 21 and won 5-2 in a rain-called game after five innings. The game was scoreless through two innings before Cyprus produced two runs on one hit in the top of the third inning. The Redhawks responded with a double by Stoddard, driving in two runs.
Bountiful remains undefeated (5-0) in Region 5 through the first half of region play and are 13-2 this season.
Davis lost to Layton 9-4 April 18. The Darts got down early and fell short with two late runs in the loss.
“We gave up five runs in the first inning and could never catch up,” said head coach Todd Street.
Hadlee Isaacs, Rayleigh Starnes and Laney Tuft each drove in a run.
Against Fremont April 20, Davis won 16-6.
Jewel Korth hit two home runs, driving in five runs while Isaacs (three RBIs), Tuft (one RBI), Ellie Black (one RBI), Lauryn Hall (one RBI) and Abby Olsen (one RBI) also provided offense in the win.
“We got great senior leadership and had some amazing hitting and great pitching,” said Street.
The Darts are now 2-4 in Region 1 play and 7-6 overall this season.
Farmington lost 20-19 to Syracuse April 18. In a scoring display, the teams were tied 15-all going into the eighth inning. The Titans scored five runs in the top half of the inning and the Phoenix squad came up one run short.
“It was such a crazy game,” said head coach Haleigh Mortensen.
Lexi Crowley led Farmington with four RBIs while Nev Carrasquel (three RBIs), Courtney Christiansen (two RBIs), Kate Hansen (two RBIs), Lisa Rasmussen (two RBIs), Kiley Gazafy (one RBI), Riley Eckhardt (one RBI) and Morgan Rogers (one RBI) also provided offense.
Against Layton April 20, the Phoenix lost 13-2. A 4-2 game after three innings was blown open by the Lancers who scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Rogers drove in an RBI in the loss.
Farmington fell to 5-3 in Region 1 and 6-4 on the year.
Viewmont defeated Woods Cross 21-4 April 19. The Vikings jumped on the Wildcats with 10 runs in the first inning.
“We run-ruled them after three innings,” said head coach Bree Lopez.
Kennedy Embrey and Jena Eggett both had five RBIs to lead Viewmont with Ricky Smith (three RBIs), Kaitlyn Riley (two RBIs), Karli Dickerson (two RBIs), Sammie Bice (one RBI) and Molly Roberts (one RBI) also added offense in the big win.
In the loss against Bountiful, the Vikings scored first, but it was a short-lived lead as the Redhawks put up runs in every inning in the blowout.
Embey, Smith, Amanda Barton, Lily Hawker and Marlee Moser each drove in a run in the loss.
Viewmont is now 2-3 in Region 5 and 2-5 overall.
Woods Cross lost to Taylorsville 17-2 April 17. The Wildcats scored a run in the first inning but gave up eight in the bottom half of the inning and the rout was on.
Mel Zarate had an RBI in the loss.
In the 21-4 loss against Viewmont, Zarate, Natalie Wall, Kali Crockett and Sydney Axenty each drove in a run.
Against Bonneville April 20, Woods Cross lost 26-0. The Lakers scored all of their runs in the first two innings.
The Wildcats remain winless in Region 5 through six games and are 1-8 so far this season. λ