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Bountiful softball picks up three more dominating wins

May 09, 2024 01:19PM ● By Catherine Garrett
Ella Miller, Bountiful (left) throws a Strike against Syracuse’s Olivia Brown. Miller had EIght Strikeouts leading the Redhawks over the heads of the Titans 13 - 3 and now nest at 22 and 3 for the season. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle

Ella Miller, Bountiful (left) throws a Strike against Syracuse’s Olivia Brown. Miller had EIght Strikeouts leading the Redhawks over the heads of the Titans 13 - 3 and now nest at 22 and 3 for the season. Photos by Roger V. Tuttle

The third-ranked Bountiful High softball team outscored three opponents this week 41-3 to improve to 22-3 on the season while winning 12 of its 13 Region 5 games. Davis was 2-0 in Region 1 matchups with Viewmont and Woods Cross also picking up a win this week.


Third-ranked Bountiful blanked Roy 15-0 April 30, scoring multiple runs in each of the game’s four innings.

Ella Miller had a nine-strikeout performance on the mound, pitching a perfect game in four innings, while also driving in three runs off a home run and two doubles to help herself at the plate. Also leading the offense for the Redhawks – who had 16 hits as a team – were Melissa Turpin with three RBIs, Jaci Alvey, whose three hits produced three runs, and Athena Tongaonevai, who went 3-for-3 including two doubles, to bring in two runs. 

Against Clearfield May 2, Bountiful was again hot as a plate as a team, recording 14 hits, in a 13-0 win. 

Miller pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight Falcons batters while also belting two home runs, driving in five. Mylie Burns also had a home run with two RBIs. Alvey drove in two runs on three hits and Isabeau Hoff hit two doubles while going 4-for-4. 

In a rescheduled game from April 12, the Redhawks defeated Syracuse 13-3. Miller had another dominating performance on the mound, giving up just one hit to Titans batters – a single by Olivia Harker that drove in two runs. Miller also led offensively with a home run and four RBIs while Alvey and Claire Yates were a combined 5-for-7 at the plate. Turpin and Hoff also had two RBIs in the big win.

Bountiful is now 12-1 in Region 1 and 22-3 this year.

Athena Tongaonevai, Bountiful (batting)  Melissa Turpin (17) Leads-off at Second. The Redhawks flew over the heads of the Titans 13 - 3 and now nest at 22 and 3 for the season.  Photo by Roger V. Tuttle


Davis defeated Fremont 6-0 April 30. The Darts broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning, putting up five runs, before adding a run in the final inning for the six-run win.

Serena Roth pitched a no-hitter, recording five strikeouts, while also leading the offense with two RBIs. Rayleigh Starnes, Chloe Peery, Katie Klauman and Hadlee Isaacs each also drove in a run.

“Our defense was amazing!” said head coach Todd Street. “Serena was great in the circle. She also had a big double, knocking two runs in to put us up by five runs. Our team is playing great defense.”

Against Layton May 2, Davis won 7-0. The Darts again scored first after a few scoreless innings to begin the game, putting up three in the bottom of the fourth and then adding four more through the final two innings.

“Our defense continues to be what we hang our hat on,” said Street. “We had great pitching from Cambell Christensen and Serena Roth and our seniors continue to show great leadership.”

Street also credited Starnes, Lauryn Hall, Sydney Marrelli and Jada Chilton for “playing great both at the plate and in the field.”

Hall and Chilton drove in two runs in the win while Klauman and Isaacs had an RBI each as well.

The Darts improved to 6-2 in Region 1 play and are 14-4 on the season.


Viewmont lost to Morgan 10-8 April 29. The game was tied at 1-all after two innings and down 4-3 after four before giving up six runs in the top of the sixth inning. The Vikings scored five runs over the final two innings, coming up just short in a comeback attempt.

Kennedy Embrey had three RBIs with Betty Cluff adding two RBIs.

Against Woods Cross April 30, Viewmont won 16-3, jumping out to a 12-0 lead by the third inning and adding four more in the fourth to complete the route.

Molly Roberts was the winning pitcher on the mound, striking out six Wildcats batters, while Embrey was tops offensively with three RBIs. Kaitlyn Riley and Marlee Moser drove in two runs while Cluff, Ricky Smith, Emi Jones and Karli Dickerson each had an RBI in the win.

Against Roy May 2, the Vikings won 14-3, coming out strong with a 4-0 lead in the third inning before adding 10 in the final two.

Roberts again won the decision with four strikeouts while also helping herself at the plate with an RBI. Also providing offense for Viewmont were Riley (two RBIs), Moser (two), Smith (two), Embrey (one), Cluff (one) and Peyton Burningham (one).

The Vikings are now 4-6 in Region 5 and 7-11 so far this season.

Woods Cross

In Woods Cross’ 13-run loss to Viewmont April 30, Natalie Wall brought in two runs while Bella Mortensen had an RBI in the third inning to produce the Wildcats’ runs.

Against East May 1, Woods Cross won 18-11 for its second win of the year. The Wildcats got up 2-1 early and 7-4 before the Leopards tied things up at 7-all in the fourth inning. Woods Cross responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth and added eight more runs in the final two innings.

Kaylee Moen went 3-for-5, bringing in three runs, while Breck Harris hit a triple and also had three RBIs. Audrey Ayala was 3-for-4, driving in two runs, and stealing two bases with Natalie Wall bringing in a run off a triple and scoring four times. Bahiyyih Hemos was 2-for-4 at the plate and also had an RBI along with Nelson recording two RBIs and Kara Dodge one.

The Wildcats then lost to Northridge May 2. Woods Cross scored the game’s first two runs but gave up 17 to the Knights over the game’s three innings.
Nelson led with one RBI in the loss.

The Wildcats remain winless in Region 5 and are 2-16 on the year.


Farmington lost to Weber 20-10 April 30. The Phoenix squad got down 7-0 going into the bottom of the second inning and tried to battle back with multiple runs through the next three innings but the Warriors kept the offense going and ran away with the game.

Lexi Crowley and Lola Ogzewalla combined for five RBIs while Nev Carrasquel, Ruby Andrus, Ella Nielson, Molly Rogers and Hannah Barton all drove in a run in the loss.

In finishing their April 25 game on May 1, Farmington and Fremont had a back-and-forth affair which was all tied up at 3-3 in the sixth. In extra innings, the Phoenix scored three runs in the top of the seventh but gave up four runs in the bottom half to lose 7-6.

Crowley, Carrasquel, Andrus and Rogers each drove in a run in the loss.

Against Syracuse May 2, Farmington lost 12-10. They were down 5-2 heading into the bottom of the third inning before flipping the game with six runs scored. Syracuse tied the game at 9-all in the sixth inning to extend the game. In the seventh inning, the Titans outscored the Phoenix 3-1 to pull out the win.

Kiley Gazafy had five RBIs in the loss while Ogzewalla (two RBIs), Andrus (one), Barton (one) and Madison Kelker (one) also provided offense.

Farmington fell to 4-4 in the Region 1 standings and 8-8 this year.