Softball team goes 3-1 at home invitational tourney March 25
by Jeff Richards
The Times-Independent
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Grand’s Corteney Noyes watches a pitch go by during a game vs. Rowland Hall on March 25. 			       Photo by Jeff Richards
Grand’s Corteney Noyes watches a pitch go by during a game vs. Rowland Hall on March 25. Photo by Jeff Richards
The Grand County High School softball team went 3-1 at the four-team invitational tournament it hosted in Moab on Saturday, March 25 at the Center Street complex.

The Lady Devils started off the morning with a 19-0 win over Rowland Hall, then managed to eke out a 4-3 win over Jordan High, a 5A school from Sandy.

Later that afternoon, the Lady Devils lost to their region rivals, the San Juan Lady Broncos, by a score of 16-5 in three innings. San Juan, which scored 11 runs in the second inning alone, had 10 hits during the game, nine of which were singles. The Broncos also walked eight times. Meanwhile, Grand had just five hits during the contest. Corteney Noyes was the losing pitcher.

After the three round-robin games, Grand and San Juan faced each other again as the top two teams vying for the tournament championship. At the same time, on the other field, Jordan and Rowland Hall played each other again for the third-place game, which Jordan won handily.

With Grand’s ace pitcher Tia Shumway taking the mound for the rematch against San Juan, the Red Devils managed to hold the Lady Broncos to one run in seven innings, eventually rolling to a 9-1 victory. Shumway pitched the entire game, allowing just two hits.

The Lady Devils had 14 hits in the final game against San Juan. Raegan Paxman and Anissa Geiser each had a double for Grand, and McKinsey Brewer hit three singles.

This week, the Lady Devils are scheduled to play Emery in a region game at Castle Dale on Thursday, March 30.

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