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Top-ranked Bountiful softball picks up more wins; Davis, Farmington 2-0 this week

Apr 25, 2024 10:19AM ● By Catherine Garrett
Art Imitates Life: Lola Ogzewalla, Farmington catches a life-sized version of the ball in the banner behind her. The Phoenix defeated the Layton Lancers 14 - 5 April 18 at Home and stand at 8 and 5 for the season. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

Art Imitates Life: Lola Ogzewalla, Farmington catches a life-sized version of the ball in the banner behind her. The Phoenix defeated the Layton Lancers 14 - 5 April 18 at Home and stand at 8 and 5 for the season. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

The Bountiful High girls softball team, the top 5A squad in the state, outscored opponents 32-9 this week in adding three more wins to its 18-2 record. Davis and Farmington won both of their games this week while Viewmont went 1-2 and Woods Cross was winless in three matchups.


Top-ranked Bountiful blanked Viewmont 5-0 April 16. After a scoreless first inning, the Redhawks put up four runs in the bottom of the second inning before adding another run in the fourth.

Ella Miller threw a one-hitter, striking out 15 Vikings batters. 

“This was the fourth game in a row where Ella has struck out 13 or more batters and it was her fourth shut out of the year,” said head coach Butch Latey.

Against Northridge April 18, Bountiful won 21-6. The Redhawks scored in nearly every inning, going up 12-6 by the end of the sixth inning and poured on nine more runs in the seventh.

Melissa Turpin won the game on the mound, striking out five Knights batters while also helping herself at the plate with three RBIs. Also providing offense were Frankie Galeana with a team-leading four RBIs – recording three of the team’s 22 hits – as well as three RBIs from Mylie Burnes, two from Jaci Alvey and Claire Yates and one each from Miller, Aspen Danner, Isabeau Hoff and Athena Tongaonevai.

Bountiful then beat West Jordan 6-3 April 19, going up 5-0 at the top of the fourth inning and then held on for the win.

Miller again had a 13-strikeout performance with Tongaonevai and Burnes driving in two runs and Hoff adding one for the Redhawks who out hit West Jordan 11 to 4.

Bountiful is now 18-2 overall and 9-0 in Region 5.


Davis defeated Layton 6-1 April 16, opening up a 1-0 game after four innings with four more runs at the top of the fifth inning to take control. 

“We struggled from the plate the first four innings and then our bats came alive,” said head coach Todd Street. “Serena Roth and Cambell Christensen did an amazing job pitching.”

Roth was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts while Christensen added two relief innings, striking out three Lancers batters.

Roth, Jewel Korth and Hadlee Isaacs each drove in a run for the Darts in the win.

Against Weber April 18, Davis won 6-5. The Darts were up 4-0 through five innings before the Warriors scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Davis added two insurance runs in the bottom half of the inning which proved to be the difference in the narrow win.

“Lauryn Hall was amazing,” Street said. “She had three stolen bases, went 3-for-3 at the plate and had some great catches in left field. Our seniors were also amazing! Serena Roth pitched amazing but got in some trouble in the sixth innings but, never fail, Cambell Christensen came in for the save. It was a great team win!”

Jada Chilton “came up big in the field and had some great hitting,” according to Street, who also noted Sydney Marrelli’s great hitting and field play as well as leading-hitter Rayleigh Starnes “who is a standout behind the plate.” 

Hall and Marrelli each drove in two runs while Katie Klaumann and Adelyn Turpin recorded an RBI each. Roth and Christensen teamed up for 11 strikeouts on the mound with Roth picking up the win.

The Darts are now 3-1 in Region 1 play and 11-3 this season.


Farmington beat Syracuse 9-7 April 16. The Phoenix squad was down 7-0 until the top of the fifth inning when they put up nine runs to flip the momentum of the game.

“Oh man, it was a good one!” said head coach Haleigh Mortensen, noting the grand slam Ruby Andrus hit in the fourth inning along with the three-run blast Hannah Barton also hit in the same inning.

Morgan Rogers also drove in a run while Madison Kelker was the winning pitcher, striking out two batters in a complete-game effort.

Against Layton April 18, Farmington won 14-5, going up 7-5 after three innings and then scored seven late runs to put the game out of reach.

Barton’s double and triple brought in two runs while Andrus, Rogers, Lola Ogzewalla, Nev Carrasquel and Lexi Crowley and recorded an RBI. Kelker struck out three Lancers batters in picking up the win on the mound.

The Phoenix team improved to 3-1 in the Region 1 standings and are 7-5 on the year.


In Viewmont’s 5-0 loss to Bountiful April 16, the Vikings managed just one hit from Kennedy Embrey and one strikeout from pitcher Molly Roberts.

Against Woods Cross April 17, Viewmont won 19-4. The Vikings added to a 5-3 lead after one with 15 runs over the final two innings in the blowout win. 

Roberts was the winning pitcher – recording six strikeouts – while also driving in two runs. Embrey led offensively with five RBIs with Marlee Moser (three RBIs), Ricky Smith (two), Haley Rodabough (two), Kaitlyn Riley (one), Karli Dickerson (one) and Peyton Burningham (one) also bringing runs across the plate.

Against Bonneville April 18, Viewmont lost 8-5. The Vikings went up 4-3 early but managed just one more run the rest of the way while giving up two late runs that sealed the game for the Lakers. 

Moser drove in two runs with Roberts and Dickerson also recorded an RBI in the loss.

Viewmont fell to 1-4 in Region 5 and 4-8 this year.

Doing It With Her Eyes Closed: Rylee Feller, Woods Cross (9) lays down a bunt against Roy, but is thrown-out at First. The young 'Cats scored 9 runs, but fell to the Royals with their 22, April 18 at Home and stand with a 1 and 12 overall record. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

Woods Cross

Woods Cross lost to Bonneville 16-1. The Wildcats scored the game’s first run – driven in by Kaylee Moen – to begin the game but it proved to be the only offense for the team in the loss.

In the 19-4 loss to Viewmont April 17, Woods Cross scored three runs in the first inning before the Vikings answered with five runs in the bottom half of the inning. The Wildcats added a run in the second before giving up 11 runs in the same inning as the game got out of hand. Natalie Wall, Ashlynn Nelson and Savannah Juggert each drove in a run.

Against Roy April 18, Woods Cross lost 22-9. Viewmont was down just 7-5 after four innings before giving up 15 runs over the final three innings.

Wall led the offense with three RBIs, Kara Dodge with two and Ashlynn Nelson with one while Audrey Ayala went 4-for-4 at the plate.

The Wildcats are still looking for its first Region 5 win through nine games and have a 1-10 season mark.