Bonneville buries Ogden, builds momentum for region; softball, baseball roundup

Wednesday , March 15, 2017 - 11:49 PM

RYAN COMER, Standard-Examiner Staff

WASHINGTON TERRACE — The Bonneville High softball team is certainly not hurting for momentum as it heads into its first Region 5 game.

One day after defeating Weber, Bonneville obliterated Ogden. The Lakers forced the mercy rule before a full three innings were played and won 18-2 Wednesday.

“Our team really just meshes good together,” said Talia Afuvai, who ended the game with a two-run double in the bottom of the third.

“We’ve been playing together for a while so we always have each others' backs and we did awesome.”

Bonneville scored five runs in the bottom of the first and 11 in the second.

Ogden scored twice in the top of the third to force Bonneville to come to bat in the bottom half, but Afuvai came to the plate with the bases loaded and made sure the full third inning wouldn’t be played.

Bonneville's next game is Tuesday at East.

Afuvai and Katelyn Medina got Bonneville going in the bottom of the first with consecutive two-run singles. The Lakers also scored on a groundout in the inning.

In the second, Wendy Huynh hit a two-run double, Afuvai hit an RBI double and Medina hit an RBI single. The Lakers got seven more runs in the inning thanks to a pair of sacrifice flies, two errors, a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.

Bonneville pitcher Sadie Westmoreland worked out of trouble in the first two innings. In the first, she snared a line drive to end the inning after Ogden put runners on second and third.

In the second, she got a force out at home and a pop out to end the inning after Ogden loaded the bases.

“I just have faith in my team and have faith in myself that no matter what happens, we can get it done,” Westmoreland said. “We don’t have to stress about it because we all work good together and we can just get it done.”

BOUNTIFUL 9, VIEWMONT 2

BOUNTIFUL – Katie Tanner went 4 for 4 with four singles, McHailee Danner struck out 11 and Bountiful cruised past Viewmont.

Dashani Purcell went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, and drove in three runs.

WEBER 10, LOGAN 8

PLEASANT VIEW – Aubrey Chartier, Baylee Blanchard and Ashlyn Tingey recorded three consecutive RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth and Weber held on to defeat Logan.

The RBI singles came after Logan scored four runs to tie the game at 7-7 in the top of the fifth.

Logan scored a run in the top of the seventh, but Weber pitcher Haylee Wagemen ended the game with a strikeout.

Tingey went 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs while Blanchard went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Graycee Cebollero recorded three hits while Chartier and Megan Bull each tallied two.

Both teams recorded a run in the first and two runs in the second, but Weber appeared to be taking control after scoring three in the third and one in the fourth.

Cebollero broke the 3-3 tie in the third with a two-run single.

Logan managed eight hits in the top of the fifth to tie the score at 7-7.

Both teams finished with 16 hits and three errors.

ROY 12, MORGAN 1

MORGAN – Roy used a seven-run second inning to breeze past Morgan.

The second-inning outburst gave the Royals an 8-0 lead. Roy added a run in the third and three more in the fifth.

Morgan scored its only run in the fourth.

PREP BASEBALL

ROY 11, BOX ELDER 1

BRIGHAM CITY – Corbin Richards hit a grand slam, his first ever varsity homer, in the first inning and Roy dominated Box Elder.

Roy scored all its runs in the first two innings. Kayden Rust and Bronson Archuleta hit back-to-back homers in the second. Rust’s home run was a three-run shot.

Anthony Durbano pitched four innings and struck out nine. He allowed just one hit.

Box Elder scored its only run in the bottom of the fifth.

Richards also doubled, scored two runs and drove in five.

PREP SOCCER

WEBER 2, WOODS CROSS 1

PLEASANT VIEW – Eric Morris scored in the 75th minute to break a 1-1 tie and Weber held on to defeat Woods Cross.

Weber had to rally after Jordan Rudolph gave Woods Cross a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.

Kade Johnson equalized in the 23rd minute.

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