SYRACUSE -- It was not one of their better games -- Syracuse High had something to do with it -- but with a one-run victory, the Warriors won their first league softball title since 1994.
"It feels awesome to win region," said Weber senior shortstop Taylor Stroud. "It was a team goal and something I've dreamed of since I was little."
Despite committing three errors and junior right-hander McKenna Bull issuing four walks and hitting a Titans batter, the Warriors rang up their 20th victory Thursday with a 3-2 Region 1 win.
"Syracuse came out strong and hard and was playing to win," Stroud said. "This is the most nerve-racking game we've had all year. It felt good to be tested and see what we're made of.
"It wasn't our best game, but it was good to see how we would perform in pressure situations," she said.
Courtney Starks drilled a two-out double to right-center field in the bottom of the seventh inning and Brittany Vasquez was hit by a pitch.
Bull got a ground ball to the left side and a game-ending forceout at second base.
"Syracuse is a good team and we knew that coming in," said Stroud, who has signed at Hesston (Kan.) College. "Even after beating them (8-3 on April 17 at Pleasant View), we were not overlooking them.
"We weren't as mentally prepared and focused today as we should have been -- I know I wasn't," she said. "The excitement and enthusiasm that we normally come out with wasn't there. We had way too many errors, too."
Hali Bennion had a two-out, two-run single in the first inning. Johnni Arbon went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI single in the third. Nicole Weiss walked three times -- she also reached base on a fielder's choice -- and scored a run for Weber (20-1 overall, 8-0 league).
"This is a result of everybody working hard and pulling together," Stroud said. "I'm really proud of my team today."
Leadoff batter Natasha Monroe went 2-for-4 with three stolen bases -- she also reached base on an error -- and scored a run. Cassidy Basinger had an RBI single and walked twice and Bailley Carter had a run-scoring squeeze bunt for the Titans (10-13-1, 4-4).
* Davis 11, Fremont 4: At Kaysville, junior right-hander Cheyenne Norton threw a four-hitter with four strikeouts and five walks.
Dani MacKay went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer. Autumn Woodfall was 2-for-3 with a walk and scored three runs; Cali Reynolds went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs; Sydney Warren was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run; Cierra Udseth went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run; and Norton was 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a sacrifice fly for the Darts (11-7, 4-4).
Amber Nebeker went 2-for-3 with a two-run shot and a two-run single for the Silver Wolves (12-13, 4-4).
* Layton 10, Northridge 0 (five innings): At Layton High, senior right-hander Carlee Beck tossed a four-hitter with one strikeout and a walk.
Lauryn Kirschner went 4-for-4 with a double, a two-run bomb, four RBIs and scored two runs. Freshman Megan Benson was 2-for-4 with a double -- she also reached base on an error -- two RBIs and three runs; Cassidy Anderson went 2-for-4 -- she was also hit by a pitch -- with three runs; Ashlee Hyatt was 3-for-3 with an RBI; and Mckell Moss drilled a run-scoring double for the Lancers (10-10, 4-4).
Freshman Kalani Chavarria went 2-for-2 for the Knights (4-15, 0-8).
* Roy 11, Sky View 1 (five innings): At Roy's Sand Ridge Park, senior right-hander Jamie Aiken threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks.
Brittnee Higgs went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and scored a run. Caylie Phelts was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs; Bryce Mitchell went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs; and Kylee Blau smacked a three-run homer for the defending state 5-A champion Royals (18-5, 11-2).
The Bobcats are 5-16, 1-12.
* Box Elder 12, Mountain Crest 0 (six innings): At Hyrum, junior right-hander Baylee Reeves tossed a one-hitter with four strikeouts, three walks and a hit batter.
Morgan McCormick, the team's lone senior, went 4-for-5 and scored two runs. Freshman Sadie Blacker was 2-for-4 with a three-run bomb and two runs; Venessa Quintero went 2-for-2 with a double, a solo shot, two walks, two RBIs and three runs; and Karly Bunderson was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for the Bees (18-2, 12-1), on an 11-game winning streak.
The defending league co-champion Mustangs are 16-9, 6-7.
* Bonneville 15, Logan 1 (five innings): At Logan, sophomore right-hander Andy Hancock threw a no-hitter with four strikeouts and no walks.
Cortney Porter went 3-for-4 with two triples, two RBIs and scored three runs. Maddi Keesler was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run; Abby Toller went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run; Hancock ripped a two-run triple; and McKinlee Westmoreland had a two-run single for the two-time defending league champion Lakers (11-7, 8-5).
The Grizzlies are 3-19, 1-12.
* Bountiful 9, Clearfield 8: At Clearfield, the Falcons smacked four dingers in a one-run setback.
Liz King went 2-for-3 with two doubles and scored a run. Phoenix Sparrow was 2-for-3 with two two-run bombs; freshman Bailey Douglas went 3-for-4; Ashley Glade had a two-run homer; and Baylee Patterson had a solo shot for Clearfield (14-10, 9-5).