Bountiful softball rolling through Region 5May 15, 2023 10:45AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Bountiful defeated Bonneville 15-7 April 25.
Ella Miller was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts while also having a monster day at the plate with seven RBIs, including a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning. Melissa Turpin also helped the offense with five RBIs along with Athena Tongaonevai’s two RBIs and Mylie Burns’ three hits.
Against Woods Cross April 27, the Redhawks won 17-1, breaking open a 3-1 game with 14 runs in the final two innings.
Eva Stoddard had nine strikeouts and drove in two runs to lead Bountiful while Isabeau Hoff (three RBIs), Kamryn Rasmussen (two RBIs), Tongaonevai (one RBI), Miller (one RBI), Turpin (one RBI), Burnes (one RBI) and Jaci Alvey (one RBI) also produced offensively, among the team’s 10 hits.
The Redhawks remain undefeated in Region 5 through seven games and are 15-2 this year.
Farmington lost to Weber 7-6 April 27. The Phoenix and the Warriors went toe-to-toe all game and had a 6-6 tie heading into the eighth inning before Weber scored a late run to win.
Nev Carrasquel led Farmington with three RBIs, including a home run while Elle Morensen and Lisa Rasmussen both drove in a run in the loss.
The Phoenix are now 5-4 in Region 1 play and 6-5 on the season.
Davis played a double header against Weber April 25, losing the first game 9-8. The Darts were down 9-4 heading into the late innings but coming up just short in the comeback attempt.
Laney Tuft scored three RBIs while Abby Olsen, Sydney Marrelli, Hadlee Isaacs and Ellie Black each drove in a run in the loss.
“We got down early and fought our way back into it,” said head coach Todd Street.
In the second game, Davis won 7-4, scoring three runs in the first inning and three runs in the last inning.
“We had a great team effort in both games,” said Street.” We’re playing some good ball at the moment.”
Tuft, Isaacs and Rayleigh Starnes all had two RBIs to lead offensively.
Against Syracuse April 27, the Darts won 13-1, breaking open a scoreless game through three innings with 13 runs over the last four innings.
“We played really well,” said Street. “Serena Roth was amazing pitching and our catcher Rayleigh helped her along the way. Rayleigh also had a great day hitting as well as Laney, Sydney, Hadlee, Lauryn Hall and Jewel Korth. It was a great team win!”
Korth had four RBIs to lead the offense while Starnes (three RBIs), Marrelli (two RBIs),
Isaacs (two RBIs), Roth (one RBI) and Tuft (one RBI) also drove in runs.
Davis has a 4-5 Region 1 record and a 9-7 mark overall.
Viewmont lost to Box Elder 21-15 April 26.
“It was a great game,” said head coach Bree Lopez. “We were so close, winning until the sixth inning and couldn’t get the runs back.”
Ricky Smith had four RBIs, including a home run, to lead the Vikings with Haley Rodabough (two RBIs), Kaitlyn Riley (two RBIs), Marlee Moser (two RBIs), Kennedy Embrey (two RBIs),
Karli Dickerson (two RBIs) and Molly Roberts (one RBI) also driving in runs.
Against Northridge April 27, Viewmont lost 18-7. After being down 9-1 after two innings, the Vikings scored six runs to get back in the game, but then gave up nine runs in the loss.
Smith’s two RBIs led the offense with Rodabough, Embrey, Dickerson and Sydni Steed each recording an RBI.
Viewmont is 2-6 in the Region 5 standings and 3-7 this season.
Woods Cross lost to Northridge 18-2 April 25.
Natalie Walls drove in the Wildcats’ two runs.
Against Northridge April 26, Woods Cross lost 16-0, going down 11 runs after the first inning.
In the 17-1 loss against Bountiful April 27, Wall had the lone RBI for the Wildcats.
Against Granger April 28, Woods Cross picked up its second win of the season 21-2, blowing open a 7-2 lead with 14 runs in the final two innings.
Kalie Crockett and Olivia Wauneka both drove in five runs with Rylee Feller (two RBIs), Sydney Axenty (one RBI), Aspen Lewis (one RBI), Luisa Piutau (one RBI), Natalie Wall (one RBI) and Zoe Williams (one RBI) also got in on the offense in the big win.
The Wildcats are now 2-11 this season and 0-8 in Region 5.