syracuse -- Winds of change are blowing through Region 1 softball.
Two-time defending league champion Roy High has moved back to the state 4-A ranks as a member of Region 5, and what was once a nine-team league is now comprised of only six schools following the departure of Clearfield and Viewmont.
The Titans started league play Wednesday with a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Davis High.
"This is going to be a tough region," Syracuse coach Kelly Anderson said. "It's huge beating Davis because we beat them at home. It's a good start.
"I think playing the teams we have played has been a great benefit to us. We haven't played any slouches," he said. "Playing a tougher schedule has gotten us ready for region, we hope."
Sophomore left-hander Brittany Vasquez gave up seven hits with one strikeout, no walks and one hit batter.
"Honestly, Brittany has earned the right to start most of the games," Anderson said. "Brittany hits her spots, changes speeds and she is left-handed, which is a plus. I can also throw (senior right-hander) Taylor (Tann) when needed, so I'm in a win-win situation."
Natasha Monroe went 2-for-4 with two triples, an RBI and scored two runs. Cassidy Basinger was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBIs and Tanner Harvey went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run for Syracuse (6-7-1 overall, 1-0 league), which scored three sixth-inning runs.
"It's a benefit starting league play three weeks later than normal," Anderson said. "We have played 13 preseason games, so we have an idea of who can do what.
"Our biggest problem was we have been leaving people on base," he said.
"Today we were able to score people and get some runners across. We have stranded almost 90 base runners in preseason. We left six on base today, five in scoring position."
Darts junior right-hander Cheyenne Norton gave up nine hits with 10 strikeouts, four walks and a hit batter.
Cali Reynolds went 2-for-3 and scored a run. Payton Yerke was 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and a run for Davis (7-4, 0-1).
* weber 6, layton 0: At Layton High, junior right-hander McKenna Bull blanked the Lancers on four hits with 12 strikeouts and no walks.
Taylor Stroud went 2-for-4 and scored a run for Weber (11-0, 1-0), which is the lone undefeated team in 5-A.
Erin Reichle was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs; Nicole Weiss went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
Haylee Chugg was 2-for-4 with a two-run double; and Hali Bennion went 2-for-4 with a double for Weber.
Layton is 6-7, 0-1.
* fremont 8, northridge 1: At Plain City's Dick Scadden Field, junior right-hander Amber Nebeker tossed a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks.
She also went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer.
Dina Stewart was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run; Dusty Kimber went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run; and Bailey Wilson was 2-for-4 with a double for the Silver Wolves (7-7, 1-0).
The Knights are 4-8, 0-1.
* OGDEN 15, MORGAN 0 (three innings): At Ogden High, junior right-hander Chezarae Garcia tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk.
The Tigers (7-5, 2-4) had 13 hits, including Nikki Thompson's double.
Katelyn Shaw went 3-for-3 with an RBI and scored three runs; identical twins Shelby and Taylor Garner each were 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs; and Adelena Duran had a two-run single and scored twice for Ogden.
The Trojans are 2-13, 1-4.
In another game, Stansbury spanked Grantsville 11-1 in five innings.
The Stallions are 14-4, 3-2; the Cowboys are 9-4-1, 4-2.
* roy 5, riverton 4: At Riverton, the defending state 5-A champion Royals scored four seventh-inning runs.
Caylie Phelts' bases-loaded single to right field and a Silverwolves' fielding error accounted for three Roy runs in the seventh.
Jordynn Barrera went 2-for-3 with a run; Bryce Mitchell was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run; and Kylee Blau went 2-for-4 for the Royals (12-4).
* bear river 11, bountiful 0 (five innings): At Garland, junior right-hander Jordan Theurer threw a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks.
She also drilled an RBI double for the four-time defending 3-A champion Bears (12-2), who won their 10th consecutive game.
Leadoff batter Morgan Summers went 2-for-3 with a two-run, inside-the-park home run and a stolen base.
Erin Fox was 2-for-2 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs; Tyree Haramoto went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI; Aleisha Taylor was 3-for-3 with a two-run double and a run.
Shaunie Owen had an RBI double and scored two runs for Bear River, which recorded eight consecutive hits at one point, with six of those being extra-base hits.