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Bountiful, Davis advance in state softball tournaments

May 23, 2024 10:11AM ● By Catherine Garrett


No. 3 Bountiful narrowly beat No. 19 Wasatch 1-0 in the Game One of the Super Regionals round of the 5A state tournament May 16. A combined 28 batters were struck out in the game, including 17 Wasps by Redhawks pitcher Ella Miller. The game additionally only had four hits with three by Bountiful. Athena Tongaonevai drove in the game’s only run with an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning. 

“Both pitchers were outstanding,” said head coach Butch Latey.

In Game 2, the Redhawks defeated Wasatch 3-1.

“Ella led us to our 25th win of the year, striking out 16 batters while also having two of our hits with a double and a home run, driving in all three runs,” said Latey.

Bountiful faces No. 6 Salem Hills May 21 to begin bracket play.


No. 5 Davis defeated No. 12 Syracuse May 16-17 in Game One of the 6A state Super Regional round with a 6-3 win.

The Darts went into the bottom of the first inning down a run before answering with three of their own and then added to a 4-3 lead in the game’s final innings. Rayleigh Starnes drove in two runs with Chloe Peery and Katie Klaumann recording an RBI each in the win. Serena Roth was the winning pitcher with five strikeouts.

In Game Two May 17, Davis won 13-12. The Darts got out to a strong start, going up 5-0 after two innings before giving up six runs in the third. The game began a back-and-forth affair with the Titans leading 7-5 after the top half of the fifth inning and then Davis regaining the lead 8-7 in the bottom half. The teams combined to score five runs in each of the game’s final innings with the Darts pulling out the win, scoring four runs to end the game.

“We have become the cardiac kids, having to come from behind again,” said head coach Todd Street. “We made it to the final eight in the state. Now we hope to make some noise at the complex.”

Davis is scheduled to face No. 4 Pleasant Grove May 21 to begin bracket play.


In the Super Regionals of the 6A state tournament, No. 13 Farmington lost to fourth-seeded Pleasant Grove 18-8 in Game 1. The Phoenix squad got up early and had a 4-2 lead after an inning before the Vikings tied things up at 5-all after two innings. Down 10-5 heading into the fourth inning, Farmington scored three runs but that was the rest of their offense – while giving up eight more runs – in the loss. Ella Nielson and Lexi Crowley both had two RBIs while Lola Ogzewalla, Kiley Gazafy and Nev Carrasquel each drove in a run.

In Game 2 May 17, the Phoenix lost 14-4. Farmington again scored first in the game and then were up 4-3 in the third inning before Pleasant Grove scored 11 runs to win out. Crowley hit two home runs, driving in three runs in the loss.

The Phoenix team ended its season with a 9-13 record.


After a 2-0 sweep of No. 17 Kearns in the Regional Round of the 5A state tournament May 13, the No. 16 Vikings faced the state’s top team in Spanish Fork in the Super Regionals. On May 16, Viewmont lost 16-0 – being mercy-ruled in four innings and struggling to find offense with just three hits as a team. In Game 2 against the Dons, the Vikings lost 15-2. Viewmont scored a run in the top of the first inning, but then gave up 11 runs before scoring again in the third. Kennedy Embrey and Ricky Smith both drove in runs in the loss that ended their 9-14 season.