Lady Devils open season at St. George tournament
by Jeff Richards
The Times-Independent
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Members of the Lady Devils softball team pose after one of their games in St. George last weekend.                     Photo courtesy of Rachel Paxman
Members of the Lady Devils softball team pose after one of their games in St. George last weekend. Photo courtesy of Rachel Paxman

The Grand County High School varsity softball team started its season off with a busy weekend in St. George, going 2-3 over the two days, mostly against larger schools.

On Friday, March 9, Grand’s varsity team started off with a 9-3 loss to American Fork. GCHS senior Tia Shumway belted a home run and a double for the Lady Devils, but also took the loss on the mound.

In their next game, the Lady Devils were shut out by Wasatch, 4-0. Grand was limited to two hits in that contest.

Friday evening, the Lady Devils then bounced back to defeat the Provo Bulldogs 11-0. Grand had nine hits during the game, including doubles by Raegan Paxman and Corteney Noyes.

On Saturday, the Lady Devils defeated Granger by a score of 11-5. Grand jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning and cruised to victory, with the team’s eight hits providing solid support for pitcher Shumway, who picked up her second straight win.

Later on Saturday, the Lady Devils lost to South Sevier by a score of 10-4. Junior Tyra Robertson had two of Grand’s four hits in that game, while Noyes took the pitching loss.

Grand’s junior varsity team also saw action in St. George, going 1-2 for the weekend. The Lady Devils’ JV team lost to North Sanpete 17-0 on Friday, then beat Provo 25-4 on Saturday, followed by a 15-10 loss to Pleasant Grove.

This week, the Lady Devils are scheduled to face Carbon in a non-region varsity/junior varsity doubleheader at Moab on Tuesday, March 14.

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