KAYSVILLE -- She was bummed over not getting a shutout, but ecstatic with zero walks and no hit batters.
Senior right-hander Cheyenne Norton fired a five-hitter Thursday, and the Darts dropped Layton High 8-1 to retain their share of the Region 1 lead.
"I'm a little disappointed I didn't get a shutout, and the run was earned. We played hard today," said Norton, who had eight strikeouts.
"I thought I did really well today," she said. "I'm surprised to have no walks. I usually have one or two, and I didn't hit anybody.
"My curveball was my most effective pitch; it usually is," Norton said. "I pitched Tuesday (a 9-3 road win over Fremont) and it was cold. I liked having a day off Wednesday, but I played second base."
Davis dropped a 12-2 five-inning, non-league game at Riverton on Wednesday.
"It was cold and windy and I think we let the weather affect us," Norton said. "This is as good as I have pitched against a good-hitting team.
"This year I'm working the ball inside more," she said. "Last year I was more outside. It's been working better having it inside and outside, rather than just outside."
The Darts got hefty production from the bottom third of their batting order with Cali Reynolds, Payton Yerke and Cierra Udseth going a combined 5-of-9 with a walk and scoring seven runs.
"We're a unified team and we play together, but we're more like a family," the 18-year-old Norton said. "I want to win region so bad, especially being a senior. We've come close before, and I feel like we can this year.
"Being one of the team captains, most of the time I have to be a leader," she said. "I'm not very vocal, but I can be when I need to be. The team kind of goes how I go, so I need to stay up and be a positive influence. I try to keep everybody upbeat and have the will to win."
Leadoff batter Breezy Roth went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run. Norton was 2-for-3 with an RBI; Cheyne Moffett drilled a double with an RBI fielder's choice; Kayla Pusey had an run-scoring fielder's choice; Sydney Warren went 2-for-4; Reynolds was 2-for-4 with two runs; Yerke went 2-for-3 with a double -- she also reached base on an error -- with three runs; and Udseth had an RBI single with a walk and two runs for Davis (8-5 overall, 3-1 league).
"We just need to keep doing what we have been doing," Norton said. "If we hit the ball, there is no doubt in my mind we can be region champions."
Alanna Anderson had a sacrifice fly for the Lancers (9-5, 2-2).
* WEBER 14, NORTHRIDGE 0 (five innings): At Pleasant View's Earl Heninger Field, senior right-hander McKenna Bull threw a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and three walks for her third season shutout.
Hannah Charlton went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a solo home run, five RBIs and scored four runs. Johnni Arbon was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run; Hali Bennion went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run; Kennede Clarke was 2-for-2 with a three-run double and two runs; and Haleigh Mortensen drilled an RBI double with a walk and two runs for the defending state 5-A champion Warriors (7-5, 3-1), who had seven extra-base hits.
The Knights are 4-9, 0-4.
* SYRACUSE 8, FREMONT 7 (eight innings): At Syracuse, Alex Valencia had the game-winning RBI single with one out in the eighth and the bases loaded -- she went 2-for-4 and also reached base on a fielder's choice -- and scored two runs.
Cassidy Basinger was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs; freshman Kesli Curtis went 2-for-4; and Courtney Starks had an RBI double -- she also reached base on an error -- with two runs for the Titans (4-10, 2-2).
Dina Stewart went 2-for-3 with two solo bombs, an intentional walk and scored two runs. Ryley Ball drilled an RBI double -- she also reached base on an error -- with two runs for the Silver Wolves (7-8, 2-2).
* BOX ELDER 10, ROY 0 (five innings): At Brigham City, junior right-hander Abbey Martin blanked the defending 4-A champion Royals on two hits with three strikeouts, two walks and a hit batter.
Karly Bunderson went 3-for-3 with three runs and a stolen base. Sadie Blacker drilled a double with a walk and two runs; Molly Horne was 2-for-2 with an RBI double, a walk and three runs; Venessa Quintero ripped a two-run triple; Baylee Reeves went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run; and Martin was 2-for-3 with a run-scoring double for the defending league champion Bees (14-0, 9-0), one of the state's two undefeated softball teams.
* BONNEVILLE 11, SKY VIEW 3: At Washington Terrace's CD Field, junior right-hander Andy Hancock tossed a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Mykel Davis went 2-for-4 with a three-run shot. Abby Toller was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run; Maddi Keesler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run; Nicole Gross was 2-for-3 with a run; Hancock drilled a two-run double; and Cortney Porter had an RBI double with a run for the Lakers (8-6, 6-3), who had six extra-base hits.
The Bobcats are 9-7, 2-6.
* BOUNTIFUL 11, CLEARFIELD 9: At Clearfield, the Falcons rang up six extra-base hits -- including two home runs -- but committed eight errors.
Karley Williams went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple and scored two runs. Delaney Davis was 2-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run; Bailey Douglas went 2-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice fly, two RBIs and a run; Jayden Glade went 2-for-4 with a run-scoring double; Tayley Stoddart was 2-for-2 with a run; Lexi Andersen smacked a solo homer with an RBI groundout, two walks and two runs; and Kassidy Young had a two-run dinger for the Falcons (6-7, 5-3), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.