Bears vie for state six-peat
Leader Staff Writer
The Bear River girls’ softball team already made history last year when they won their fifth straight 3A state title, this year they’re going for a sixth.
The team is traveling to St. George today with their first game set for Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m., against Region 10’s champ, Juan Diego at Little Valley Fields.
If the Bears lose that game they will play immediately after in the loser’s bracket. If they win the y will face last year’s second place finishers, Spanish Fork, on Friday at 10 a.m. The Bears lost to Spanish Fork earlier this year.
“We got a tough road to go, but I also think our region is the toughest and our team is just as good as any,” said coach Calvin Bingham.
Last week the Bears defeated Pine View 3-0 in the first round of playoffs. The Bears welcomed back pitcher Jordan Theurer, who suffered an injury to her forearm four weeks ago. Theurer gave up six hits, had 11 strikeouts and one walk.
At the plate, Erin Fox went 2-for-2 with a double and scored one run. Carleen Hunsaker went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Sierra Detwiler went 2-for-3 with a double and scored one run. The Bears took advantage of Pine View’s errors and wild pitches as they scored two runs.
“I think the girls played a good game. Pine View had a really good team,” Bingham said. “Jordan pitched an excellent game.”