The Skyridge softball team finished the Region 4 season undefeated and secured the crown with an 8-0 record. They lost three non-region contests in the past two weeks to finish the regular season with a 20-5 overall mark.
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The Falcons gave up a run in the top of the first inning but responded with six in the bottom half and shut out the Thunder the rest of the way to end the contest in 4 ½ innings. Junior pitcher Elliott Plewe allowed just three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in the win.
Plewe also posted two RBI and scored twice. Junior center fielder Brightyn Turner went 3-for-3 with an RBI, three stolen bases and three runs scored. Sophomore catcher Irma Medinadoubled and homered, while sophomore Taya Tahbo drove in three runs.
The Falcons almost gave away this game as they allowed four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning before getting the final out. Senior pitcher Heather Berrett struck out seven with one walk and one run to get the win, while Plewe got the save. She also went 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
Junior Grace Beck had three hits including a double and home run with three RBI and scored twice. Junior Abigail Hall singled and homered for two RBI and two runs. Junior Dailee Maughanhit twice, sophomore Kadynce Barnes drove in two runs and junior Elizabeth Barnes scored twice.
April 30: Skyridge 13, Fremont 1
After two scoreless innings, the Silverwolves boarded a run to take the lead, but the Falcons plated seven runs in the bottom of the third and six in the fourth and slammed the door shut in the top of the fifth to end the game early in the first of four contests played on the same day.
Berrett picked up the win and Plewe struck out the side in relief.Beck had two home runs for five RBI. Medina singled and homered for four RBI and two runs scored and Kadynce Barnescame across on her solo shot.
April 30: Ridgeline 7, Skyridge 4
The Falcons were held scoreless for five innings before a sixth-inning rally, but they fell short. Plewe was the starter and took the loss. Junior Abbie Bailey doubled and drove in two runs.
April 30: Skyridge 6, Layton 5
The Lancers were up 4-0 after two batting turns, but the Falcons plated six runs in the bottom of the second and Berrett was called on to slam the door shut and collected the victory. Bailey had a triple, three RBI and a run scored. Medina had a solo homer and Plewe doubled twice.
April 30: Bear River 4, Skyridge 0
The Bears had all their runs by the third inning, and it was a scoreless duel from there on out. Plewe got the loss. Maughan, Tahbo and Elizabeth Barnes made the only Falcon hits.
May 4: Riverton 12, Skyridge 7
It was a closer contest in the non-region rematch against the top-ranked Silverwolves, but the Falcons still couldn’t find a way to get past them.
Tahbo, Plewe and Elizabeth Barnes all hit homers. Elizabeth Barnes drove in three runs, Tahbo had two RBI and scored twice, and Plewe also made two runs.
May 5: Skyridge 15, Corner Canyon 3
It took pitching by committee to pick up this win, which was credited to Plewe. Turner doubled and homered for three RBI and two runs scored. Plewe had a home run, two RBI and two runs, while junior Alexis Clark added a two-RBI homer.
May 7: Skyridge 13, Weber 1
Plewe threw a two-hitter and fanned seven on the way to a five-inning victory. She also led the offense with a pair of home runs, five RBI and three trips across the plate. Maughan was 4-for-4 with a double and home run and three runs scored.
Tahbo had a homer among two hits and registered four RBI. Medina hit two across and scored twice herself.