The Lady Spartans were looking to continue their three game winning streak on Friday when the Duchesne Eagles visited Castle Dale. Emery tried to rally late scoring four runs in the seventh but came up just short falling 11-7.
The Eagles entered the contest with a 17-7 overall record and a 10-0 region mark.
The Spartans took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning off of two doubles bringing home Arilyn Allred and Bralin Wilde. An error on the second baseman gave Tylee Norton the chance to put a run on the board as well.
Duchesne found offense in the top of the second scoring six runs. The Spartans bats would go quiet until the bottom of the seventh when Norton doubled to right field scoring Allred and Shyanne Jensen. Norton would not be stuck on second for long, as Wilde would take one deep over the left field fence.
Allred went 3-of-3 for the Spartans putting three runs on the board. Norton went 2-of-4 with three RBI’s and two runs scored. Wilde, Janessa Weston and Taleigh Price all collected one hit in the contest as well.
A trio of pitchers took to the mound for Emery with Kaejha Johnson getting the start going 1 1/3 innings giving up seven runs (two earned) on seven hits she also struck out two. Madisyn Childs came in next going four and gave up two earned and stuck out two. Cambrie Jensen finished out the game taking the loss going 1 2/3 giving up two earned runs on five hits striking out two.
The Lady Spartans who sit at 15-8-1 and 7-3 in region play, head back to the diamond on Monday when they travel to Gunnison to face the Bulldogs in the final game of the regular season.
On Wednesday May 5 we will get a look at the final RPI ranking for the season as well as the bracket for the State Championships which are set to start on Saturday May 8 at region sites. The 3A State Champion will be crowned on May 15 at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex.