Bears rout Grizzlies in softball smackdown
By Wes Mangum sports writer
Cheyenne Weekes had a nice day at the plate.
Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, she was the lone Logan player with the chance to lay claim to any success with her bat.
Weekes came up with Loganâs only two hits of the game, as the Grizzlies fell to Bear River at home 17-0 in a mercy-rule shortened game.
âThey are a good team, but definitely a team that I think we can compete with,â Logan assistant coach Jesse Howard said. âIt just wasnât our day, I guess.â
The Grizzlies found themselves facing an early mountain to climb. Bear River scored five runs in the top of the first off of Nya Laing. Two of those came on a Josie Larkin home run to left field. The Bears also picked up numerous bases on wild pitches and passed balls in the first inning.
âI think our biggest thing is just those little tiny plays to get us going,â Howard said. âWe have to start off strong. They are a good hitting team, but that means that if they are hitting the ball we have to come back offensively.â
The Bears finished with a total of 14 hits, and seven different players had RBIs. Kapri Toone led the way by going 4 for 4 with an RBI and three runs. Toone tossed an incredibly efficient game for the Bears. She went the distance, striking out 10 and allowing two hits in the shutout.
âShe is a good pitcher, she has some good movement on her ball,â Howard said. âWe just didnât adjust, that was our biggest thing.â
Weekes led off the bottom of the second inning with a single back up the middle. She then knocked a double into the outfield in the bottom of the fourth, but unfortunately her teammates were unable to bring her in.
Weekes remained patient at the plate, and waited for Toone to give her a hittable pitch in both at-bats.
âI just looked for my pitch and I knew that as long as I made contact, it would fly,â Weekes said.
Laing lasted 2 1/3 innings before being replaced by Pershelle Rohrer. The freshman settled in and threw well, yielding five hits and four runs over the remainder of the game.
âShe did fairly well,â Howard said of Rohrer. âShe made some good adjustments and some good pitches.â
Bear River Captures Lead Early To Defeat Logan Grizzly Varsity
Logan Grizzly Varsity fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 17-0 loss to Bear River on Monday. Bear River scored on a single by Taylor Fox, a groundout , and a home run by Josie Larkin in the first inning.
Bear River captured the lead in the first inning. Taylor Fox drove in one when she singled in the first inning.
Bear River scored five runs in the third inning. The big inning for Bear River came thanks to a walk by Mercedes Call, a triple by Lynsey Valverde, and a groundout by Fox.
A single by Cheyenne Weekes in the second inning was a positive for Logan Grizzly Varsity.
Kapri Toone earned the win for Bear River. She pitched five innings, surrendering zero runs, two hits, striking out ten, and walking one. Nya Laing took the loss for Logan Grizzly Varsity. She tossed two and a third innings, surrendering 13 runs, nine hits, and striking out one.
Weekes went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Logan Grizzly Varsity in hits.
Bear River collected 14 hits. Toone, Dacia Hobbs, Call, and Josie Larkin each collected multiple hits for Bear River. Bear River didn’t commit a single error in the field. Ashley Hess had eight chances in the field, the most on the team.