Wildcats 5, Grizzlies 4 (9)
Woods Cross and Logan ended up playing even longer.
Logan (8-13-1) made some clutch plays in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. The Grizzlies did it again in the eighth against the 4A Wildcats (10-9) in a non-region game at home.
âThey competed and Nya (Laing) pitched well,â Logan coach Kim Laing said. âThe girls kept fighting back. It was a good game. Iâm not sure if any of their (Wildcats) runs were earned.â
Just one of the Clearfield runs was earned.
The visitors held a 2-0 lead heading to the bottom of the seventh. The Grizzlies had just two hits at that point.
Mia Marin singled up the middle to start the bottom of the seventh. Rachel Boyer followed with an infield single. After a fielderâs choice ground ball, Makayla Dahl was inserted and laid down a bunt and reached base on a throwing error. On the error, Boyer was able to score. Aleyah Zentner tied the game on an RBI sacrifice fly by Amaya Maes.
In the eighth, the Wildcats scored two, but the Grizzlies answered again. With a runner on second, via the tie-breaker rule, Nya Laing ripped an RBI triple to right. She came home on a sacrifice fly by Cheyenne Weekes to knot the game at 4-4.
Woods Cross pushed a run across in the ninth, and starting pitcher Cori Francis retired the Logan side in the bottom of the frame.
âWeâve struggled this year, so itâs good to see the girls fight back and believe in themselves is a good sign,â coach Laing said. âIâm happy with the girls.â
Both teams had five hits. The Grizzlies had four errors, while Clearfield had two. Nya Laing struck out seven and walked three. Marin was 2 for 4 for Logan.
Logan Grizzly Varsity Keeps It Close Against Woods Cross, But Eventually Falls 5-4
Even though Logan Grizzly Varsity and Woods Cross both had opportunities, it was Woods Cross that eventually prevailed 5-4 on Monday. The game was tied at four with Woods Cross batting in the top of the ninth when Brooke Brown doubled off of Nya Laing, driving in one run.
Woods Cross took an early lead in the first inning. Woods Cross scored one run when Hadyn Flygare singled with one out in the first inning.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Logan Grizzly Varsity tied things up at four. Cheyenne Weekes’s sac fly scored one run for Logan Grizzly Varsity.
Corinne Francis earned the win for Woods Cross. She pitched eight and a third innings, giving up four runs, five hits, striking out six, and walking zero. Nya Laing took the loss for Logan Grizzly Varsity. She tossed nine innings, surrendering three runs, five hits, and striking out seven.
Weekes, Laing, and Amaya Maes each drove in one run to lead Logan Grizzly Varsity.