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Bountiful, Davis win twice in softball games last week
by CATHERINE GARRETT
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Dashani Purcell of Bountiful belts a double during the Braves’ 11-10 win over Woods Cross last week.
Dashani Purcell of Bountiful belts a double during the Braves’ 11-10 win over Woods Cross last week.
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Davis High and Bountiful High softball teams both recorded two wins last week, while Viewmont won its second game of the year and Woods Cross struggled in two losses.

Davis

Davis won its third and fourth games in a row with an 11-0 victory over Granger Mar. 21 and a 10-5 win over Layton Mar. 24.

Against Granger, Mia Cullimore and Maggie Miller combined for a four-hitter on the mound for the Darts. “They did a great job,” head coach Mylei Zachman said.

Cullimore, Paige Reynolds and Carley Crowshaw had extra-base hits to lead Davis offensively.

“We are simply trying to be a little better each day and work as a team,” Zachman said.

Davis scored early against Layton and then came back from a 3-2 deficit with eight runs over the final three innings to earn the victory.

“Layton is a tough place to play and they played us tough,” Zachman said. “We had to fight through seven innings to get a win. I am proud of how our girls didn’t give up and played the entire game.”

Croshaw had a home run and a double for Davis, accounting for two of the Darts’ five extra-base hits.

Davis’ record stands at 7-2.

Bountiful

Bountiful also won its third and fourth consecutive games with a 10-2 win over Alta Mar. 20 and an 11-10 win over Woods Cross Mar. 24.

In the win over Alta, pitcher McHailee Danner earned the win on the mound, allowing just four hits, and helped herself at the plate with a home run.

The Braves were up 7-0 before Alta scored its two runs. The Braves added two more runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the winning margin.

“Alta’s pitcher walked quite a few and we had timely hits to bring in the runs,” head coach Butch Latey said. “We also played really well defensively.”

Dashani Purcell was 3-for-5 while Ashlee McPherson hit a single and walked three times.

Against Woods Cross, the Braves had 10 hits in a back-and-forth game that saw the two teams tied 10-all in the bottom of the seventh. It was then that Bountiful’s Corinne Hall entered the game as a pinch hitter and got on base with a walk. She then stole second and reached third when the ball went into the outfield. A wild pitch brought Corinne home for the winning run.

Libbie Hawker led offensively with a 3-for-4 performance batting in three runs.

Viewmont

Viewmont got its second win of the year – with a 9-8 victory over Layton Mar. 21 before losing to Hunter 12-2 the next day.

Against Hunter, Viewmont was down 10-0 before scoring in the fourth and fifth innings.

So far this season, Viewmont is 2-6.

Woods Cross

Woods Cross suffered two losses this week – 16-6 to Box Elder Mar. 21 and 11-10 to Bountiful Mar. 24.

Box Elder jumped out to an early lead on a five-run first inning with two outs due to some Wildcats’ fielding errors and never let up, scoring in each of the game’s five innings for the 10-run win.

“Box Elder is an impressive team from A to Z,” head coach Chad Lythgoe said. “They are coached well and they play well. Box Elder had timely hits throughout the game while we struggled getting our bats going and had some defensive issues that we will work out.”

Sarah Lavender went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs while Brooke Brown recorded her second homerun of the year. 

“This was a great test for our team,” Lythgoe said. “We will make the necessary adjustments and keep progressing. I like our chances in competing with every team we play, but we do have to fix some minor issues to keep having success. Our girls are bought in and will take that challenge, I have no doubt.”

Against Bountiful, Woods Cross was led by Brook Brown, who went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. The rest of the team added nine more hits, but also had two errors in the one-run loss.

Bountiful High coach Butch Latey said the highlight of the game was when Bountiful’s Dashani Purcell had a probable three-run home run denied by “an outstanding catch by [the Wildcats’] Madi Durrant, who hit the fence and caught the ball stopping the home run.”

Woods Cross’ record stands at 2-6.

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