Devils end Wildcats’ day early

Softball: 21-0 blowout in last game before school closures

Josalyn Murphy attempts to bunt while Lexi Carroll takes off from first base during action March 10. Photo by Anthony Militano
Josalyn Murphy attempts to bunt while Lexi Carroll takes off from first base during action March 10. Photo by Anthony Militano

The Red Devil softball team kicked off the season with a 21-0 win against the Richfield Wildcats on Tuesday, March 10, in Moab. Grand picked up seven runs in the first inning, 14 in the second and the game was halted in the third inning due to the lopsided score.

Jessica Jones was the winning pitcher. Paige Shumway had two walks, a triple and a homerun to start the season. Shumway’s dinger easily cleared the center field fence.

Lainey Bohannon, Jaci Shumway and Jessica Jones had doubles; Shumway also picked up a single. Brooke Meador, Hallie Packard, Lexi Carroll and Josalyn Murphy had singles. The Red Devils had a total of 10 hits and one error in slightly less than three innings of full play.

“Jessica Jones pitched unbelievably well for us,” coach Brook Shumway said. “We were able to get every girl in the game, so it was just a good first game.”

Devils 15, Bulldogs, 4

Grand beat the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs 15-4 on Wednesday, March 11, at Gunnison Valley High School. The Red Devils had 17 hits with no errors in five innings of play and Paige Shumway was the winning pitcher.

Grand had two runs in the first, nine in the third inning, two in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Jaci Shuway had two homeruns; Paige Shumway and Carroll each went yard, as well.

Chloe Book, Meador and Bohannon each hit doubles.