Bees still undefeated with one-run victory

Apr 23 2013 - 12:11am

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BRIGHAM CITY -- The game did not alter their respective league standings.

But it's just not a game whenever Da Bears and Box Elder tangle in any sport.

On a blustery and overcast day, the undefeated Bees scored in only two innings Monday but turned back cross-county rival Bear River 5-4 in a non-league game.

"It's always a good game with Bear River and it feels good beating them," said Box Elder junior shortstop Karly Bunderson. "It came down to defense. We had that one error in the first inning, but nothing after that.

"You can't have a lot of errors against a team like Bear River. They will pounce on you," she said.

The five-time defending state 3-A champion Bears had the potential tying run at third base with two outs in the seventh inning, but senior right-hander Baylee Reeves got a game-ending fly ball to left field.

Reeves, who has signed with BYU-Hawaii, gave up eight hits with a strikeout and no walks.

The 17-year-old Bunderson went 2-for-4 -- she also reached base on an error -- with two RBIs, two stolen bases and scored a run.

Venessa Quintero had an RBI single; Abbey Martin had a run-scoring fielder's choice; and Kassidy Hedrick had an RBI groundout for the Bees (15-0 overall).

Freshman leadoff batter Brenna Hinck was 2-for-4 with a two-run double that tied the score 3-all in the fifth and a run. Freshman Oakli Rhodes singled and reached base on a fielder's choice with two runs and freshman Kenzi Summers drilled an RBI double for Bear River (13-3), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped.

Senior right-hander Jordan Theurer, who has signed with Southern Utah University, allowed five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.

The Bears committed a costly error in each of Box Elder's scoring innings -- the three-run third and two-run sixth.

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