Prep softball: Bears' Theurer blanks Warriors

May 7 2012 - 9:29pm

GARLAND -- She is still not 100 percent, but the Jordan Theurer who pitched Monday was far different than the one who threw Friday versus Box Elder.

Theurer, a junior right-hander, became the first pitcher to blank the Warriors this season. She scattered four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in a 2-0 non-league whitewash of Region 1 champion Weber High.

"This feels lots better than Friday," said Theurer, who gave up 10 hits in a 5-3 home-field setback to the crosscounty rival Bees. "This was a good bounce-back game after losing to Box Elder on Friday.

"We tried to get the Box Elder game out of our system and it stung for a while," she said. "The team was eager to get back on the field and play ball."

The 16-year-old Theurer got hit in the upper chest by a line drive in the fifth inning of the Westlake game on April 28 in the Lady Buff Invitational at Tooele's Deseret Peak Complex.

She left the game and didn't pitch again until the Box Elder game.

"I took a week off; I just played first base," Theurer said. "On Friday, it was hurting me. I was only 80 percent. I was having to change the way I delivered the ball so it didn't cause me so much pain. I felt a lot better today. This was a big win for us against such a good team.

"I threw a little bit Sunday with my dad (Brad)," she said. "I'm hoping to be back to 100 percent by Saturday (for Da Bears' first-round state 3-A playoff game.)"

Theurer drilled a two-run, first-inning double to left-center field after leadoff batter Morgan Summers singled and stole second base and Kassi Fronk walked.

Bear River is 21-4 overall.

Junior McKenna Bull threw a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and four walks for the Warriors (20-2), who stranded seven base runners -- four in scoring position.

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