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Softball teams hoping to move up in regions
by CATHERINE GARRETT
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Rachel Stott belted two home runs,  including a grand slam, in a victory over Northridge on April 14.
Rachel Stott belted two home runs, including a grand slam, in a victory over Northridge on April 14.
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Region play continues for area softball teams, with Davis and Woods Cross winning their games last week while Bountiful went 2-1 and Viewmont struggled through its three losses.

Davis

Davis continued its winning streak – stretching now to nine games – with three key wins against Bingham, Hunter and Northridge.

The Darts picked up a big 10-5 win over Bingham Apr. 11, coming back from a 5-2 deficit after two innings to score eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the winning margin. Laura Baird hit a triple while Paige Elkins recorded a double to lead the team offensively.

“I love the heart in this team,” coach Mylei Zachman said. “We made some good adjustments throughout the game. We had five players in the lineup that picked up RBIs. Timely hitting was crucial.”

Against Hunter Apr. 13, Davis won 10-0 behind Mia Cullimore’s play. She pitched the squad to the win while also belting a home run. 

“Mia did a great job in the circle and added a homerun,” Zachman said. “Lots of great little things from everyone. This team is fun to be a part of.”

The Darts turned a 0-0 tie through three innings into a rout through the next three innings, leading to the shutout.

On Apr. 14, Davis defeated Northridge with Rachel Stott’s impressive day that included a grand slam and a three-run home run. The Darts struck first and scored its 12 runs in the first four innings leading to the win after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

“Rachel had a great day at the plate with two homeruns and seven RBI’s,” Zachman said. “We also had great team defense behind Maggie Miller.”

Davis’ season record stands at 12-2 with an undefeated showing through six games of Region 2 play.

Bountiful

Bountiful and Box Elder went head-to-head on April 11 for the top spot in Region 5, with the Braves losing 15-7.

The Braves were down 4-2 before five runs in the bottom of the third gave the Braves a three-run lead. Box Elder put up 11 runs through the last three innings – while outhitting the Braves 16 to 5 – to record the win. Bountiful was led by Libby Hawker, who went for 2 for 3 from the plate.

Against Bonneville April 13, the Braves got up 7-0 after three innings and cruised to a 12-0 region win. The team also shutout Ogden 15-0 on April 14.

Bountiful is 10-3 on the year with a 4-1 Region 5 record.

Viewmont

Viewmont suffered three losses this week, making it six losses in a row and being outscored 73-11 through the tough stretch.

On April 10, the Vikings lost to Kearns 8-2. Against Granger on April 11, Viewmont scored in the last inning to avoid a shutout, losing 11-1. The next day, Viewmont lost to Roy 15-0.

The Vikings lone win this season was a victory over Layton a few weeks ago in a region battle. The team’s record stands at 1-11.

Woods Cross

Woods Cross picked up two wins this week, bringing its season record to 5-6 and evening its Region 5 record at 2-2.

The Wildcats defeated Ogden 28-0 on April 11.

“It was a beautiful day and the facilities at Ogden High are among the best,” head coach Chad Lythgoe said. “The field was in great shape and the coaching staff and team were great hosts.”

Woods Cross “started out a little slow,” according to Lythgoe, before rolling in 19 runs in the third inning to end the game.

Caitlin Barber, Brooke Brown and Haydn Flygare all hit home runs for the Wildcats. Julana Te’o pitched the shutout while helping herself at the plate with three doubles.

Against Wasatch April 13, Woods Cross scored its runs in the first three innings, which proved to be enough to hold off Wasatch 8-3.

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