Arbon, Bull rescue Weber from Fremont

Apr 24 2013 - 2:23pm


PLEASANT VIEW -- It would have been unfathomable for Weber's senior right-hander McKenna Bull to fire a four-hitter with 15 strikeouts and be the losing pitcher versus the rival Silver Wolves.

Fortunately, Warriors teammate Johnni Arbon saved the day Tuesday with a three-run, walk-off home run over the right-center field fence.

Arbon's one-out bomb -- her seventh season dinger -- followed consecutive seventh-inning singles by Hannah Charlton and Haleigh Mortensen in Weber High's 7-6 come-from-behind Region 1 victory at Earl Heninger Field.

"I was kind of surprised they pitched to me," said Arbon, a junior third baseman. "I was just looking for a base hit.

"It was a fastball right down the pipe," she said. "I knew it was over (the fence) as soon as it was off the bat. This is my best hitting season. I have more confidence in myself to get the job done."

A dropped third strike on the third out led to four first-inning Fremont runs.

Kamie Kennedy's two-run single over the center fielder's head made it 2-zip and freshman Ryley Ball drilled a two-run triple over the right fielder's head.

"We didn't panic even when we weren't hitting," Arbon said. "We just focused on playing good defense and hitting good pitches.

"It would have been a bummer for McKenna to lose this game," she said. "McKenna is such a good pitcher. She knew what the umpire was calling and did what she needed to do to get us a win."

Bull, who has signed with BYU, had four walks with two of them scoring. She fanned every Fremont batter except Amber Nebeker -- who drilled a double, walked and scored twice -- and Ball at least once.

Bull went 2-for-3 with a double for the defending league champion Warriors (8-5 overall, 4-1 league).

"This year has been a roller coaster for us," Arbon said. "I think we had it made and things would be easy for us being defending state 5-A champions. I think we have things straightened out now."

Leadoff batter Hannah Charlton was 2-for-3 with a walk and three stolen bases -- she also reached base on an error -- and scored three runs. Arbon went 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs and Haylee Chugg had an RBI single for Weber.

"I think we relaxed too much early on and didn't have to work as hard," Arbon said. "At the start of the season, we were cocky. Now we are gaining more confidence. We lost a few games early, but we pushed it and are playing better.

"I think if we keep working hard -- like we have been -- we can be first in region again," she said.

The Silver Wolves (7-9, 2-3) scored two sixth-inning runs on a throwing error and led 6-4.

* DAVIS 21, NORTHRIDGE 4 (five innings): At Northridge High, the Darts spanked the Knights behind a season-high run total.

Breezy Roth and Payton Yerke each homered for Davis (9-5, 4-1), which retained its share of the league lead.

The Knights are 4-10, 0-5.

* LAYTON 8, SYRACUSE 2: At Layton High, Alanna Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs; Cassidy Anderson was 3-for-4 with a run; and Joy Christensen went 2-for-3 for the Lancers (10-5, 3-2).

Courtney Starks was 2-for-4 with a double and a run and Cassidy Basinger smacked a solo shot for the Titans (5-11, 2-3).

Region 5

* BONNEVILLE 3, ROY 1: At Roy's Sand Ridge Park, junior right-hander Andy Hancock tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks.

Maddi Keesler went 2-for-4 with two RBIs; Mykel Davis was 2-for-4 with a double; and Emilee Tafunai had an RBI double with a run for the Lakers (9-6, 7-3).

The 4-A champion Royals are 4-12, 3-7.

Region 6

* CLEARFIELD 18, HIGHLAND 6 (five innings): At Salt Lake City, the Falcons scored in all but one inning, including an eight-run sixth.

Jayden Glade went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and scored a run. Kassidy Young was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and three runs; Eliza Evans went 2-for-4 with two RBIs; Lexi Andersen ripped a triple with a sacrifice fly; Bailey Douglas had an RBI single; and Tori Reed had an RBI single -- she also reached base on an error -- with two runs for the Falcons (7-8, 6-3).

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