TAYLORSVILLE -- The Bear River softball team was stalled on deck Friday as the morning rain storm made the Valley Softball Complex fields unplayable for much of the day.
The Bears (23-4) will meet Spanish Fork today at 10 a.m., and could play at 2:30 p.m. with a victory. A loss would put the Bears in a situation of needing to win as many as three more games today to make it back to the state 3-A championship game, now set for Monday at 2 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College.
Wasatch and Stansbury picked up one-loss bracket victories on Friday, the only games played in the 3-A bracket.
The state 3-A baseball tournament remained on course with games at Kearns High on Friday.
The big shocker was Snow Canyon's dispatch of highly touted Spanish Fork 7-3 in the winners bracket.
Spanish Fork will try to battle back in the one-loss bracket.
* 4-A TOURNAMENT: At Salt Lake City, the state 4-A tournament was moved to different sites on Friday, but the plan calls for the semifinals and finals to return to Salt Lake City's Liberty Park this morning.
That didn't deter Bonneville's three singles players -- Parker Jones, Jay Walter and Tyler Heaton -- who each won a pair of matches at Eccles Tennis Center.
The Lakers sit second behind powerful Timpview after two rounds of play.
Action resumes at 9 a.m. with some doubles matches still to be played.
* 3-A TOURNAMENT: At Provo, Ogden's Blake Newman will play in today's state 3-A semifinals at No. 3 singles.
A balanced 3-A tournament began Friday at BYU's courts, and eight teams are within two points of the lead after two rounds of action. Action concludes today at 9 a.m.
Several Top of Utah players won their opening matches, but fell in the quarterfinals. In all, 10 matches went to three sets on the day, with many more decided on tie-breakers.
Newman won his first match easily, then defeated Wasatch's Kaden Neuberger, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
At No. 1 singles, Ogden's Jake Wood and Bear River's Tyson Jessop each posted opening wins but fell in the semifinals.
At No. 2 singles, Bear River's Augmon Jolley and Ogden's Brandon Muse also won their first matches only to fall in the quarterfinals.
At No. 2 doubles, Ben Lomond's Brian Harris and Christian Gutierrez posted a first-round win but fell in the quarterfinals.