PLEASANT VIEW -- They do not have a senior on their team and their starting pitcher, Kelly Smedley, was playing catcher last year.
Despite falling behind 5-0 in the first inning, the Lancers rallied with a three-run seventh Wednesday and dropped defending Region 1 champion Weber High 8-7 at Earl Heninger Field.
"This is an upset, beating Weber," said Layton junior center fielder Rae Gall. "We focused and won it with teamwork. Being down 5-0 gave us a kick in the butt to come back and score more runs than them."
The defending state 5-A champion Warriors (2-4 overall, 0-1 league) have already lost more games than they did last year when Weber went 29-3.
"I think starting league play later this year has helped us with more practice time and extra time to work on things," said the 17-year-old Gall. "Anybody in the region can win the league title this year; it's up for grabs. We have a lot of good, young players."
The Lancers (8-3, 1-0) rang up 14 hits off Weber senior right-handers Lexus Goodpasture and BYU-bound McKenna Bull.
"We knew we had to hit the ball today, no matter who was pitching," Gall said. "Giving up after being down 5-0 was not an option. It's a big confidence builder to come here and win.
"We'll take the momentum from this win and carry it into Friday's game at Fremont," she said. "Being one of the team captains, I need to set an example. I'm a vocal leader, who also leads by example."
Gall, a three-year starter, went 4-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and scored three runs.
"This is the best I've hit the ball this season," Gall said. "I practiced late last night in the garage playing 'soft toss' with my dad, Ed. I thought about the plan I had for the game all day at school."
Cassidy Anderson was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run; Megan Benson went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI; Mckell Moss was 2-for-4 -- she was also hit by a pitch -- with a run; freshman Skylar Crockett had an RBI single with two runs; and Joy Christensen went 2-for-4 with a run for Layton, which stranded 10 base runners.
The Warriors' Johnni Arbon was 3-for-3 with an intentional walk, a two-run shot and a solo home run. Hannah Charlton went 2-for-4 with a run; Haleigh Mortensen was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run; Hali Bennion went 2-for-4 with a run; and Gennalyn Guthrie was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Weber, which had 12 hits, had the potential tying run at third base with two outs, but Smedley got a game-ending fly ball to center field.
* Davis 8, Syracuse 0: At Kaysville, senior right-hander Cheyenne Norton threw a two-hitter with six strikeouts, no walks and two hit batters.
Norton went 2-for-4 and scored two runs. Makenna O'Brien was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs; Sydney Warren went 2-for-3 with two RBIs; Cali Reynolds was 2-for-2 with two RBIs; Payton Yerke went 2-for-3; Cheyne Moffett had an RBI groundout; and Kayla Pusey had a sacrifice fly for the Darts (6-3, 1-0).
The Titans (2-9, 0-1) lost their fifth consecutive game and were shut out for the fifth time this year.
* Fremont 22, Northridge 4 (five innings): At Northridge High, the Silver Wolves spanked the Knights behind 20 hits, including four for extra bases.
Amber Nebeker went 2-for-4 with a double, a grand slam and a sacrifice fly. Dina Stewart was 4-for-4 -- she was also hit by a pitch -- with a two-run bomb, four RBIs and five runs; Rane Hadley went 2-for-4 -- she walked and reached base on an error -- with four runs; freshman Ryley Ball was 3-for-3 -- she walked twice -- with a double, two RBIs and four runs; and Shaylee Pierce went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Fremont (6-5, 1-0).
Savannah Ward was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Kelsey Raitt drilled a double -- she also reached base on a fielder's choice -- with two runs for Northridge (4-6, 0-1).
* Box Elder 8, Sky View 2: At Smithfield, right-handers Abbey Martin and Baylee Reeves combined on a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and four walks.
Reeves, who has signed with BYU-Hawaii, went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and a run. Sadie Blacker was 2-for-4 -- she was also hit by a pitch -- with a double and two runs; Karly Bunderson went 2-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice; Venessa Quintero ripped an RBI triple -- she also walked and was hit by a pitch -- with a run; Myranda Hernandez drilled a run-scoring double; and Whitney Hodgson had an RBI single for the undefeated Bees (11-0, 6-0).
The Bobcats are 4-5, 2-4.
* Tooele 17, Ben Lomond 0 (four innings): At Ben Lomond High, junior right-hander Lauren Frailey tossed a no-hitter and the Buffaloes (2-11, 2-1) had six extra-base hits.
The Scots are 1-9, 0-5.