Prep playoff roundup: Ogden’s Christensen wins tennis title; Bonneville softball scores 28 runs to advance
SALT LAKE CITY — Ogden High boys tennis player Spencer Christensen won the 3A state championship in No. 3 singles Saturday at Liberty Park.
Christensen beat Rowland Hall’s Andrew Murphy 6-3, 6-1 in the finals after beating South Sevier’s Heston Ott 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals.
OHS No. 2 singles tennis player Teagon Broadbent finished second place, falling 6-0, 6-1 in the finals to Rowland Hall’s Eric Lu. Broadbent beat Waterford’s Rowan Hodell 6-2, 7-5 in the semifinals and had previously won his first two matches 6-4, 6-3 and 6-0, 6-0.
The Tigers finished with 11 points and took third place as a team. Waterford won the team title with 21 points.
BONNEVILLE 28, PAYSON 14
WASHINGTON TERRACE — With a 17-12 lead built Friday night before being suspended for darkness after four innings, No. 2 Bonneville outscored No. 17 Payson 11-2 in the final three innings Saturday afternoon, claiming the deciding contest of a three-game, 5A second-round playoff series.
Bonneville advances to the final-eight championship bracket which begins Tuesday, May 24, at Cottonwood Complex in Salt Lake County.
Bonneville (22-5) rapped 22 hits and drew 11 walks. Stocktyn Stevenson hit 5 for 7 from the leadoff spot, including a triple and a double, and was one of seven Lakers to score three runs. Peighton Summers was 3 for 6 and scored five times, driving in three. Anna Healy homered and drove in four runs.
Emmaline DeGroot had three hits, three RBIs and finished her marathon week, returning to the circle Saturday to finish another complete game, this one in 140 pitches. She allowed 11 hits, struck out two and walked six.
RIDGELINE 8, BEAR RIVER 2
ST. GEORGE — A five-run seventh inning by Ridgeline High’s softball team was Bear River’s undoing in Game 2 of the 4A softball state championship series Saturday at Dixie State, and Ridgeline claimed the state title with a 2-0 series win.
BR trailed 3-2 going to the seventh before the Riverhawks reeled off five runs to capture the game 8-2 and win the championship.
McCall Maxfield hit a double and drove in a run for the Bears, who finished the season with a 28-5 record.
6A, 5A, 4A quarterfinals
(5) Syracuse 9, (4) Davis 5
(1) Park City 20, (8) Woods Cross 0
(1) Bear River def. (8) Judge Memorial via forfeit
6A, 5A, 4A quarterfinals
(4) Weber 12, (5) Mountain Ridge 8
(2) Davis 16, (7) Lone Peak 15
(3) American Fork 18, (6) Fremont 5
(3) Bountiful 13, (11) Wasatch 6
(1) Olympus 15, (8) Viewmont 5
(1) Sky View 23, (8) Utah Military 0
(4) Juan Diego 13, (5) Bear River 10
Brett Hein contributed to this report.