Emery High School softball 2020 early season review

On Friday, March 13, the Utah High School Activities Association announced a suspension of all spring sports activities beginning on Monday, March 16 for a period of at least two weeks due to the ongoing prevent efforts with the COVID-19 Virus.

When the suspension was announced the Lady Spartans seemed to be putting it all together. Sitting at 3-1 with their only loss coming in the first game of the season, they won their last three by a combined score of 43-12. It could be sometime before they take to the field again, but when they do they will be looking to pick up where they left off.

Below is a recap of the games played:

March 6:

In the season opener the Lady Spartans would face-off with the Carbon Dinos in Price. The Dinos jumped out early, ending the game in the sixth inning 11-1.

Offensively, Amya Prettyman registered three runs on two hits with one RBI. Gianna Bruno would add two hits, including a home run, while getting two runs and two RBI. The Dinos showed what they could do with their bats as seven players collected hits in this great team effort.

Emery pitcher Kaylee Price would go just over one inning giving up four runs on five hits while striking out three. The loss went to Braileigh Clark who went four innings giving up seven runs (five earned) on seven hits while striking out two and walking two.

March 7:

In the second game of the season the Spartans traveled to Salem to take on the Salem Hills Skyhawks.

Putting up six runs in the first inning and not allow their opponent to score until the sixth, allowed Emery to walk away with the 12-4 win.

Offensively the Spartans were led by Bralin Wilde with three runs on three hits including a home run and two RBI’s. Cambrie Jensen would also go yard with two hits, two runs and one RBI.

On the mound for the Spartans Kaylee Price got the win going five innings giving up three hits and no runs striking out three and walking one.

March 10:

The Emery Spartan softball team traveled to Delta on Tuesday to take on the Rabbits. Coming off a 12-4 win over Salem Hills on Saturday, the Spartans were ready from the very beginning scoring 11 runs in the first two innings and ending the game in five 18-7.

Emery jumped out quickly scoring in the first four innings and the Rabbits had no answer for the bats of the Spartans.

Emery seems to have found their rhythm after the opening season loss to the Dinos 11-1, in the two games since they have outscored their opponents 30-11 and held Salem Hills to a .143 batting average while allowing Delta to bat .440. It looks as though the jitters from the season opener have gone and the Spartans are ready to play ball.

March 12:

The Lady Spartan softball team has been on a tear lately wining their last two games by a score of 30-11. Thursday they traveled to Monroe to take on the South Sevier Rams and they kept that momentum going taking the contest 13-1.

Kaejha Johnson went two-for-two with two runs, two hits including a home run and five RBI’s. Taleigh Price went two-for-three, she also had two runs on two hits with one home run while collecting four RBI’s.

Taking the mound for the Spartans was Kaylee Price who gets the complete game giving up just one earned run while allowing four hits and striking out seven. The Rams had no answers for Price as out of the 90 pitches she threw, 57 were for strikes.

Offensive Leaders:

Number

Name

Batting Average

22

Taleigh Price

.538

18

Makieya Bertuzzi

.500

6

Kaejha Johnson

.500

20

Arilyn Allred

.455

5

Bralin Wilde

.385

 

Number

Name

RBI’s

22

Taleigh Price

10

6

Kaejha Johnson

9

5

Bralin Wilde

5

27

Cambrie Jensen

3

20

Arilyn Allred

2

 

Number

Name

OBP

2

Tylee Norton

.667

20

Arilyn Allred

.625

6

Kaejha Johnson

.625

22

Taleigh Price

.600

18

Makieya Bertuzzi

.556

Pitching Leaders

Number

Name

Wins

13

Kaylee Price

3

 

Number

Name

Strikeouts

13

Kaylee Price

22

17

Braileigh Clark

2