Cari Doutre, Leader Sports Writer
Stansbury’s rock solid defense and hard hitting bats were too much for the Bear River girl’s softball team as the Bears lost 6-2 in the 3A semifinals Friday afternoon.
The Bears will face Spanish Fork Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. The winner of that game will advance to the championship game against Stansbury at noon in St. George.
Stansbury took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and followed up with a run in the fourth inning before knocking a huge grand slam homerun and a 6-0 lead.
Bear River’s Kylie Larkin got to first on a sacrifice bunt, moving Oakli Rhodes to third base. Brenna Hinck brought Rhodes home on a sacrifice bunt.
The Bears returned in the sixth inning with sophomore Bailee Trapp smacking an RBI double. It was little too late for the Bears as they were tagged with their first loss of the tournament.