WASHINGTON TERRACE-- Once again, the two-time defending league champion Lakers and Roy High played a one-run ballgame.
Bonneville made the defending state 5-A champion Royals sweat with a two-run seventh inning, but Roy held on for a 4-3 Region 5 victory Thursday at CD Field and a three-game sweep of the Lakers.
"We got the 'W.' Bonneville is a solid team and knows each other well," said Royals senior right-hander Jamie Aiken. "Every time we've played them everybody on our team has showed up to play."
Abby Toller's leadoff home run over the center-field fence pulled the Lakers within 4-2 in the seventh.
"I got rattled after the home run," said Aiken, who has signed with Dawson (Mont.) Community College. "The home run was a gift. It was right down the middle and she crushed it."
Hayden Stofferahn reached on an infield error and pinch hitter Emilee Tafunai singled. Sheyenne Keesler, who re-entered the game as a base runner, got tagged out by Roy second baseman Payton Palmer.
Madeline Jensen's sacrifice scored Stofferahn, and Aiken got a game-ending pop-up to shortstop.
Sophomore Brittnee Higgs went 2-for-4 with a solo home run over the center-field fence -- her first bomb -- and an RBI single.
Caylie Phelts was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run; Aiken had an RBI groundout; and Samantha Stockwell went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Royals (16-5 overall, 9-2 league), a four-time defending league champion in the 5-A and 4-A ranks.
McKinlee Westmoreland went 2-for-3 with a double and scored a run. Andy Hancock had an RBI single for Bonneville (9-6, 6-5).
* Box Elder 11, Logan 1: At Brigham City, freshman Sadie Blacker and Molly Horne each doubled for the league-leading Bees (16-2, 10-1), who extended their winning streak to nine.
* Weber 5, Layton 4: At Pleasant View's Earl Heninger Field, junior right-hander McKenna Bull allowed six hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk.
Erin Reichle went 4-for-4 and scored two runs. Taylor Stroud had an RBI single; Nicole Weiss drilled a run-scoring double; and Hali Bennion and Haylee Chugg each had an RBI fielder's choice for the Warriors (16-0, 6-0).
Cassidy Anderson went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and scored two runs.
Megan Benson was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run and Lauryn Kirschner drilled a two-run double for the Lancers (8-10, 2-4).
* Syracuse 14, Davis 1 (five innings): At Kaysville, the Titans pounded out 17 hits in a season sweep of the Darts.
Cassidy Basinger went 1-for-3 with two walks, two RBIs and scored three runs. Taylor Tann was 2-for-4 with a three-run double; Courtney Starks went 3-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, three RBIs and two runs; Brittany Vasquez was 3-for-4 with a solo shot; Bailley Carter went 2-for-3 with two runs; Abbey Bowden was 2-for-3 and was hit by a pitch with two runs; and Natasha Monroe went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run for the Titans (8-10-1, 3-3).
Breezy Roth had an RBI single for the Darts (10-6, 3-3).
* Fremont 16, Northridge 4: At Northridge High, the Silver Wolves drilled four doubles and smacked four home runs.
Dina Stewart went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBIs and scored three runs. Amber Nebeker was 4-for-5 with a two-run shot, a double and two runs; Dusty Kimber went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a grand slam, a double, six RBIs and three runs; and Jennee Moore was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Fremont (10-9, 4-2).
Kelsey Raitt went 2-for-4 with a run; Krysta Villarreal was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs; and Angela Poll went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run for Northridge (4-13, 0-6).
* Bountiful 2, Clearfield 0: At Clearfield, junior right-hander Izabella Stoddard threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and two walks.
She also smacked a two-run bomb in the fourth inning for the Braves.
The Falcons, who had their six-game winning streak snapped, are 13-9, 8-4.