The Lady Dinos came up just short at the 3A State Softball Championships, ending the season with a fourth place finish, but with this group anything short of a championship was a disappointment.
The Lady Dinos ended the season with an 18-8 overall record which included a perfect 8-0 mark in region play, and they entered the playoffs at the No. 4 spot, which allowed them to host an opening round pod.
This group of seniors was special, putting together a lot of wins in their time at Carbon. Carbon coach Kirt Nunley was a recent guest on KOAL’s Drive Time Sports and talked about how special this group was.
“That senior group, they’ve won a lot in their high school careers. They’ve had three region championships, all in a row. They took third place as sophomores, they went in to the tournament as the No. 1 ranked team as juniors and then this year they obviously went into the state tournament ranked fourth and they ended up taking fourth in state. To me that’s a pretty good resume, if you ask me. And these girls, have left a legacy for the younger girls, they’ve helped the younger girls on what they need to carry on, because these senior girls have been in the program for three years so they’ve really helped the younger girls to develop.”
Listed below is a recap of the 2023 season.
March 9- Hurricane- Loss- 6-4
A late seventh inning rally fell just short as the Carbon Lady Dinos opened the 2023 campaign with a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Hurricane Tigers Thursday afternoon in Hurricane.
Trailing 6-3 entering the seventh frame, the Lady Dinos chopped the lead to two as Makayla Scovill doubled on a fly ball to center field, scoring Brielle Sandoval and advancing Reese Ardohain to third base. With no outs and the tying run in scoring position, the Lady Dinos popped out three straight at bats to end the game.
Kylan Sorenson led the way for Carbon as she finished 1-3 at the plate with two RBIs. Gabby Vasquez dominated in the box as she ended 3-4 with one run batted in. Scovill finished 2-3 with one RBI.
Carbon managed to jump out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Vasquez hit a one out single to score Ardohain. Moments later Scovill crossed home plate off a line drive double from Sorenson that was sent to left field.
The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the third when Hurricane plated three runs. Carbon managed to limit the damage as Scovill fanned Hurricane’s Austin Terry with bases loaded and two outs.
The Tigers added three more to their total in the ensuing inning, taking advantage of two Carbon errors. Hurricane carried a 6-2 lead into the fifth inning, where Carbon would add one more run to set up the exciting finish.
Scovill was tagged with the loss on the mound for Carbon despite a solid performance. Pitching all six innings in a complete game effort, Scovill allowed 12 hits and just four earned runs, while also striking out seven batters.
Carbon finished with nine hits as a team, but two costly errors played a huge factor in the season opening loss.
The turn around for Carbon will be fast as the team will play three games on Friday and two more on Saturday in a busy weekend in St. George.
Friday’s first game will come at 1:00 pm against Cyprus. The team will return to the field at 5:00 pm to meet Pleasant Grove, before wrapping up the evening at 7:00 against Cedar City. Saturday’s two games will take place back-to-back beginning at 9:00 am against Union and Box Elder.
March 10- St George Elite
Cyprus- Loss- 17-13
Pleasant Grove- Loss- 6-0
Cedar- Win- 4-0
Coming off a 6-4 loss in Hurricane on Thursday, the Lady Dinos traveled just down the road to St. George for the Elite Tournament. Playing three games on Friday, Carbon would finish the day 1-2, with the lone win coming over the Cedar City Reds.
In their opening contest they would face the Cyprus Pirates. The Pirates finished 21-11 overall last season going 10-2 in Region 2 in the 6A classification.
The contest started pretty even with both teams keeping each other in check. Adri Abeyta would get the Dinos on the board in the bottom of the second with a double to left field scoring Sam Riddle and Kylan Sorenson, tying up the score at 2-2. In the next at bat, a Danica Adams ground out scored Jenna Richards and allowed the Dinos to take the lead.
Heading into the top of the sixth tied at seven, Cyprus exploded for 10 runs, Sorenson would make the move from third to take over the pitching duties and was welcomed by the Pirates going deep twice on a pair of home runs that would add half of the runs in the inning.
The Dinos came up in the bottom of the sixth knowing that they would need a rally to come back in this one. Things would get going when Makayla Scovill would reach on an error scoring Adams. In the next at bat Gabby Vasquez singled to left bringing home Brielle Sandoval and Reese Ardohain. Carbon would put a couple more runs but the rally would fall short, 17-13.
Abeyta would go 3-4 with four RBI’s for the Lady Dinos. Sandoval was 2-3 with a pair of runs, Vasquez was 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s and Sorenson, 1-3 with three runs.
Scovill was given the loss on the bump gong five innings with 12 hits and eight earned runs, Sorenson came in to go the rest of the way surrendering five hits and six earned.
In the second game of the day, Carbon faced the Pleasant Grove Vikings, last season the Vikings ended the season 19-14 going 4-4 in Region 4 in the 6A class.
The Dinos couldn’t find their offense in the game being shutout across six innings of play, falling 6-0 in the contest.
Scovill and Vasquez both went 1-2.
Haven Byerly was handed the loss, going six innings, giving up five earned with 11 strikeouts.
In the final game Carbon would face the Cedar City Reds, returning the favor from the previous game shutting them out, 4-0.
The Reds ended last season 13-17 overall landing in sixth place in 4A Region 10.
The Lady Dinos went into the game with their ace Byerly on the mound who turned in a complete game no-hit shutout striking out 13 along the way.
Jenna Richards went 2-2 with a pair of runs. Byerly went 1-3 with two RBI’s and Sandoval had a pair of RBI’s as well.
The Dinos will be back on the field on Friday, when they travel to Grantsville. Grantsville lost in the quarterfinals last season to eventual champions the Manti Templars at the 3A State Championships.
March 17- Grantsville- Loss- 10-0
Friday the Lady Dino softball team made the trip to Grantsville to face the Cowboys. These two teams know each other pretty well since they played twice last year with the two teams splitting both games. This time around, on the Cowboys’ turf, Grantsville would get the 10-0 win over Carbon.
The Dinos couldn’t get going offensively as their bats could only find four hits in the game, Grantsville senior pitcher Chloe Bytheway pitched six innings of shutout softball, keeping the Carbon off the scoreboard.
Jenna Richards had a 2-2 day at the plate, with Adri Abeyta and Makayla Scovill both going 1-3 in the loss for the Dinos.
Haven Byerly got the start for the Dinos and took the loss going 3.2 innings, giving up six hits, one earned run, and striking out four. Kylan Sorenson came in to finish out the game giving up three hits, two earned, and striking out three.
Carbon sits at 1-4 on the young season, there is still plenty of softball to be played before we get the State Championships in May.
The Lady Dinos will jump into Region 12 play on Friday when they travel to Cedar City to face Canyon View. Last season, these teams met three different times, With Carbon only winning one game in the series, at home, 5-4 on May 4. Canyon View actually ended the Dinos season last year 13-3 in the State Championships.
Even though they do have road games scheduled, Carbon’s next home game is not set until after Spring Break. April 12, they welcome the Richfield Wildcats to Price.
March 24- Canyon View- Win- 3-2
The Lady Dinos softball season has been just like everyone else’s, full of weather and field condition cancellations. It seems like everyone except those in the southern area of the state has had issues. Friday, Carbon was on the road in Cedar City to face the Canyon View Falcons for their first region game of the season. Carbon would turn in a gritty performance winning the game 3-2.
Carbon has had a few games canceled on the road and on their home field as well. Hopefully, the weather will start acting more spring-like and we can start getting more games in.
Canyon View entered the game with a 10-2 record against some pretty tough competition, and early on it looked as though the Falcons were on the way to another win. Down 2-1 going into the sixth inning, the Lady Dinos came out looking to make something happen, and Gabby Vasquez did just that by sending a ground ball to left scoring Makayla Scovill to tie it up 2-2.
Holding the Falcons scoreless in the bottom of the sixth, Carbon came up in the top of the seventh, and Scovill would return the favor by sending a grounder to second that drove in Adri Abeyta to take the lead. The Dinos held Canyon View without a run taking the win 3-2.
Scovill had a great game going 3-5 with a pair of runs and an RBI. Vasquez was 2-5 with an RBI, Reese Ardohain went 2-4 with one RBI and Brielle Sandoval was 3-4.
Haven Bryerly turned in a complete game performance giving up 4 hits with 0 earned runs and eight strikeouts.
Carbon moves to 2-4 on the season and 1-0 in Region 12.
They will spend the remainder of March on the road with games against Juab, Grand, and Manti.
After Spring Break, Carbon will look forward to hosting some games starting on April 12 when they welcome Richfield.
March 29- Juab- Win- 11-1
Kylan Sorenson went 3-3 and Makayla Scovill struck out nine on Wednesday at Juab High School as the Lady Dinos stepped out of Region 12 play to collect an 11-1 win on the road.
Carbon now has earned back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Dinos have one more game on the schedule before they jump into spring break. There was a game scheduled for Thursday in Moab but was canceled due to the weather.
Carbon got on the board in the top of the first off of a Reese Ardohain single to left and Jenna Richards would score. Later in the inning, Ardohain would advance to third on a passed ball and would score on an error by the catcher putting the Lady Dinos up 2-0.
Carbon would go quiet for the next couple of innings but then open the floodgates in the top of the fourth to put eight runs on the board. A Scovill triple to left scoring Haven Byerly and Taylor Secor, Scovill would score in the next at-bat off of a Richards single, pushing the score to 5-0. With the score 6-0, Brielle Sandoval smacked a single to left, and Sorenson and Gabby Vasquez would both score putting the Dinos up 8-0.
Moving to the top of the seventh, with the score now 10-1, Ardohain came up to the plate and sent a sacrifice fly to right field bringing home Danica Adams pushing the score to 11-1 taking the win.
Sorenson ended her day 3-3 with a run scored. Richards and Byerly both went 3-4 with two runs and an RBI each.
Scovill got the win on the mound giving up four hits, one earned run, and striking out nine.
Carbon is back on the field Friday when they travel to Manti.
March 31- Manti- Win- 13-0
The Lady Dinos softball team traveled to Manti for a non-region tilt last week. Behind a huge fifth inning, Carbon earned the 13-0 win.
Carbon is sitting at 4-4 and 1-0 in Region 12 play. On Wednesday we will get our first look at the RPI for softball that will let us know where the Lady Dinos sit as they prepare for the final weeks of the regular season.
The Dinos were in control of this game from beginnning to end, holding a 5-0 lead into the fifth inning when the Carbon bats exploded in an eight run tirade.
Makayla Scovill got the ball rolling with a with a single to left driving in Adri Abeyta. Jenna Richards was the next batter up, grounding out to third and scoring Taylor Secor in the process. Gabby Vasquez sent a single to second and Scovill scored, making the score 8-0.
After a pitching change, Reese Ardohain sent a double to right field, Shayla Penovich and Kylan Sorenson each scored. With Ardohain and Haven Byerly on Brielle Sandoval sent a shot over the center field wall bringing everyone home pushing the score to 13-0, and taking the win in five innings.
Scovill went 5-5 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI’s.Vasquez went 2-3 with three RBI’s and a run scored and Sandoval was 1-4 with three RBI’s and a pair of scored runs.
Haven Byerly got the complete game shut out giving up two hits and striking out 14.
The Lady Dinos will be off until Wednesday, April 12 when they welcome the Richfield Wildcats.
Game time is set for 3:30 p.m..
April 12- Richfield- Win- 12-2
The Lady Dinos softball squad jumped back into Region 12 action with a 13-2 rout of the Richfield Wildcats on Wednesday.
Makayla Scovill was on the mound for Carbon going five innings giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out five.
Scovill also helped her cause at the plate going 2-3 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI. Jenna Richards was 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s and a run scored and Annie McGinnis was 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
April 13- Emery- Win- 9-0
Carbon High School senior Haven Byerly threw a no-hitter as the Carbon Dinos defeated the Emery Spartans 9-0 Thursday afternoon in Castle Dale.
Byerly threw all seven innings, finishing with 13 strikeouts and allowing just one base runner on a walk. Byerly retired the first 13 Emery batters before allowing a walk off a full count in the fifth inning. The dominating pitching performance was capped by three straight strikeouts in the bottom of the 7th.
Locked in a scoreless tie heading into the second inning, the Dinos took advantage of three Emery errors to plate six runs. It was all the offense Carbon needed to secure the big region win.
Adri Abeyta got the Carbon offense rolling as she delivered a two-RBI single in the second. She finished the afternoon 2-4 at the plate with a team-high three RBIs.
Makayla Scovill, Gabby Vasquez, and Kylan Sorenson all finished with one RBI a piece. As a team the Lady Dinos gathered 11 hits.
Thursday’s win is the fourth of the season for Byerly, who lowered her ERA to 1.24 with the no-hitter. So far this season she has fanned 63 batters, allowed just six runs and 18 hits in 33.2 innings.
The victory marked the second in as many days for Carbon. The team easily defeated the Richfield Wildcats at home on Wednesday by a final of 13-2. Now 6-4 overall on the season, the Lady Dinos hold a perfect 3-0 mark in Region 12 play.
Aspen Taylor pitched a complete game for Emery, giving up 11 hits and five earned runs over seven innings.
The Lady Spartans had just one base runner throughout the contest. Jalynn Fox broke up Carbon’s perfect game with a walk.
Now 7-7 overall and 3-3 in Region 12 play the Lady Spartans have just two league games remaining on the schedule. Wednesday they will travel to meet Carbon and then wrap up division play Thursday on the road against Richfield.
April 14- Morgan- Win 4-0
Haven Byerly pitched her second consecutive no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Morgan on the road Friday. Coming off a 13 strikeout performance in the 9-0 victory over Emery, Byerly came back against Morgan striking out 16 and surrendering two walks.
The Dinos have just a handful of game remaining on the schedule and sit currently at 7-4 overall with a 3-0 mark in region play. They also sit in the No. 4 spot in the most recent RPI.
The game started out quiet for both teams as the Lady Dinos didn’t put any runs on the board until the fourth inning when Reese Ardohain sent a sacrifice fly to left scoring Jenna Richards. Brielle Sandoval came up to bat next in the order sending a grounder to center allowing Sam Riddle to score making the score 2-0.
The Carbon bats went quiet until the top of the seventh when Makayla Scovill would send one over the wall in center bringing in Taylor Secor putting the score at 4-0, and giving the Dinos the win.
Secor went 2-3 scoring a run, Jenna Richards was 1-3 with a run scored and Scovill was 1-4 with a pair of RBI’s and a run scored.
Byerly earned the win with the complete game shutout.
Carbon is back on the field Monday when they welcome North Sanpete.
Game time is set for 3:30 at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.
April 17- North Sanpete- Win- 9-4
The Lady Dinos were back on the field on Monday welcoming in North Sanpete. A big first inning and a big fifth inning, put Carbon out in front and they never looked back taking a 9-4 win.
This was the seventh win in a row for the Dinos, they haven’t lost since March 17th. The Lady Dinos sit at 8-4 overall including a 3-0 Region 12 mark. They are also sitting in the No. 4 spot in the RPI.
Carbon jumped out in the bottom of the first as Jenna Richards came up to the plate with Makayla Scovill on first and sent a blast over the center field wall to take a 2-0 lead, and they weren’t done. Brielle Sandoval sent a line drive to center scoring Kylan Sorenson and Adri Abeyta collected a single bringing in Haven Byerly putting the score at 4-0 for the Lady Dinos.
The Dinos would go quiet offensively for the next three innings and then got back to work in the bottom of the fifth.
North Sanpete would add three runs putting the score at 4-3, when Scovill came to the plate with two outs and sent a fly ball to left field for a double, driving in Sandoval and Abeyta. Two batters later Gabby Vasquez doubled to right bringing in Scovill and Richards putting the score at 8-3. Carbon added one more run in the bottom of the sixth, and held North Sanpete to just one run the rest of the way taking the 9-4 win.
Abeyta went 3-4 gathering a pair of RBI’s and added a run. Scovill was 3-5 with two RBI’s and two runs scored. Vasquez went 2-3 with a pair of RBI’s and
Richards had a home run in the win.
Byerly got the complete game win giving up six hits with three earned and struck out 13.
The Dinos are back on the field Tuesday to face Lehi in a non-region tilt. Then they will get back to business in Region 12 in the final meeting of the regular season with the Emery Spartans on Wednesday . Both games are set for a 3:30 start at the Carbon County Fairgrounds.
April 18- Lehi- Loss- 8-1
The Lady Dinos were riding high on a seven game win streak, with their last loss coming on March 17. On Tuesday, Carbon welcomed the Lehi Pioneers to Price, and it was a tough outing for the Dinos taking an 8-1 loss.
Carbon sits at 8-5 overall and has a 3-0 mark in region play. The Dinos also sit in the No. 5 spot in the RPI rankings.
The Lady Dinos could never find their offense in this one, Lehi however had no problems getting going, putting up four runs in the first three innings. The Dinos would get on the board in the bottom of the seventh with a solo shot from the bat Makayla Scovill.
Jenna Richards had a 2-4 day at the plate. Scovill was 1-4 with the home run, an RBI and a run scored. Three Lady Dinos: Gabby Vasquez, Kylan Sorenson and Brielle Sandoval each added a hit.
Scovill got the start on the mound giving up seven hits in four innings, surrendering six earned runs and struck out three. Sorenson came in to finish up putting in three innings worth of work giving up five hits, one earned and three strike outs.
The Lady Dinos have a busy week still in front of them. Wednesday they will be back on the field at the Carbon County Fairgrounds to face the Emery Spartans.
Thursday they will welcome the Duchesne Eagles in a non-region tilt and then on Saturday they will welcome Region 12 member Canyon View.
The contest Wednesday with Emery is scheduled for a 3:30 start.
April 19- Emery- Win- 8-1
The Lady Spartans hadn’t been on the field since April 15 and the Lady Dinos had had a pretty busy week with games on Monday against North Sanpete and Lehi on Tuesday. Carbon and Emery would get down to business Wednesday in Price with the Dinos coming out on top 8-1 sweeping the season series.
This was the second and final regular-season meeting between the rivals, with the Dinos raking the first meeting 9-0 in Castle Dale.
In the first contest between these two teams Carbon used a big six run second inning to put the game out of reach, the second time around it was more slow and steady. Carbon put up a pair of runs in the second inning, a Taylor Secor ground out would bring in Brielle Sandoval and two batters later Adri Abeyta scored on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the sixth, with the score 5-0, three more singles from Carbon bats pushed the score to 8-0. Emery would earn their only run in the seventh when Madi Bunnell scored on a wild pitch.
For the Jalynn Fox went 2-3, Bunnell was 1-3 with a run scored. Emjae Adair and Brooklynn Ekker went 1-4 for the Spartans.
On the bump for Emery Aspen Taylor took the loss going six with 11 hits, four earned runs and struck out two.
For the Dinos Jenna Richards went 3-4 with a run and an RBI. Gabby Vasquez was 2-4 with a run and RBI and Haven Byerly went 2-3 scoring one a driving one in.
On the mound, Byerly earned the win, giving up five runs with one earned and struck out four.
Up next for Emery a date with Richfield.
Carbon will face the Duchesne Eagles.
April 20- Duchesne- Loss- 3-1
April 22- Canyon View- Win- 8-2
Lady Dino softball had won eight of their last nine when they faced the Duchesne Eagles. Carbon had just come off an 8-1 win over Emery sweeping the season series. The Dinos were not very lucky as the Eagles handed Carbon a 3-1 loss. Then just two days later, they would welcome the Canyon View Falcons claiming an 8-2 region victory.
The Duchesne game was hotly contested with the Eagles putting up a single run in the second inning. Two innings later the Dinos scored one run of their own when Gabby Vasquez sent a sacrifice fly to center scoring Makayla Scovill, that would be the only run that Carbon would score. In the top of the sixth, the Eagles put up another two runs taking the lead and the win.
Pitcher Kelsey Grant for the Eagles allowed just one hit from the bat of Adri Abeyta for the Dinos. Vasquez earned the RBI and Scovill scored one run.
Kylan Sorenson went four innings giving up four hits and one earned run. Haven Byerly took the loss going three, surrendering one earned, and striking out eight.
The Lady Dinos needed to put that game behind them because two days later they would welcome Region 12 member Canyon View to Price. This game was more to the Dinos liking taking an 8-2 win.
Byerly was on the mound and pitched another gem getting the complete game win, allowing just four hits and a pair of earned runs while walking four and striking out 12.
Offensively, the Dinos started out scoring two runs in the first two innings, it was the fourth where the Dinos put the Eagles away.
With the score tied at 2-2, Scovill came up to the plate with two outs and would send a single to left driving in Sorenson and Abeyta. Next up was Jenna Richards sent a fly ball over the center field fence bringing home Scovill making the score 6-2.
Carbon went quiet again till the bottom of the sixth and once again with a pair of outs, Byerly came up to the plate and helping her own cause sent one over the wall in left, scoring Danica Adams and securing the 8-2 win.
Scovill went 3-4, having a solo home run in the first, earned three RBI’s and a pair of runs scored. Vasquez and Sorenson had 2-3 days at the plate with Sorenson adding a run. Byerly went 2-4 driving in two and scoring a run.
Carbon is still sitting unbeaten in Region 12 play, and they will face Grand in a doubleheader on Tuesday.
April 25- Grand- Doubleheader- 2-0
The Lady Dinos have put together a very impressive season, perhaps even more impressive is their 7-0 mark in region play. On Tuesday, the Grand County Red Devils came to Price for a double-header. Carbon put together a pair of dominating performances winning game one 17-0 in five innings and game two 17-0 in three.
In the first game, Carbon came out swinging, quite literally, putting up 10 runs in the first two innings. The Dinos added two in the first but them unleashed for eight in the second, scoring in chunks. Makayla Scovill came up with Adri Abeyta and Taylor Secor aboard, Abeyta would score on a wild pitch during the at bat and then Scovill hit a double to center that brought Secor home. A few batters later, and with the score 6-0, Kylan Sorenson stepped up to the plate and smacked a double to left bringing in Haven Byerly and Brielle Sandoval pushing the score to 8-0.
The third inning was a quiet one for the Dinos but in the fourth Gabby Vasquez created some fireworks with a three run shot over the wall in center making the score 13-0. Carbon would go on to add four more runs in the fifth and kept the Red Devils off the board in the bottom portion of the inning ending the contest in five.
Vasquez had a day for the Lady Dinos going 2-3 with five RBI’s and a pair of runs scored. Sorenson was 2-3 collecting a pair of RBI’s and two runs in the win. Sandoval also went 2-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.
On the mound for Carbon was Scovill who gave up just one hit and struck out two.
In game two, it was more of the same from the Dinos this time ending the game in three after a huge second inning where Carbon scored 12 runs.
After putting up five runs in the first, the Lady Dinos took care of the Red Devils 1-2-3 in the top of the second, in the bottom half of the inning, Carbon put up 12 runs putting away Grand for good.
With two outs and Carbon up 9-0, the Lady Dinos would close out the inning scoring eight runs. Grand gave up one run on a walk that scored Sorenson. Vasquez came up to the plate next sending a ground ball to first and would reach on an error that scored Annie McGinnis and Scovill. A Byerly single drove in Jenna Richards. Sorensen came in to get another shot at it and sent a ground ball to left driving in Byerly and Sandoval, the inning would end on an Abeyta grounder to second that brought Reese Ardohain in pushing the score to 17-0. Sorenson came in to pitch in the top of the third and retired the side, ending the game facing just four batters.
Sorenson and Byerly were both 2-2, Sorenson added three RBI’s and a run scored and Byerly had three runs scored and a pair of RBI’s. Sandoval was 2-3 with three RBI’s and three runs scored and Ardohain was 1-1 at the plate scoring three and adding two RBI’s.
Byerly earned the win on the mound going two innings with five strikeouts and Sorensen put in one inning of work striking out three.
Byerly and Scovill are coming on as a lethal 1-2 punch on the mound and it’s not lost on Carbon coach Kirt Nunley who was a guest recently on KOAL’s Drive Time Sports.
“That’s our strong point to be honest with you, our strong point is our pitching, it’s our defense. We haven’t had very many errors this year with our defense, and so when it comes to our pitching I’ve always said this from the beginning, we’re very fortunate, very lucky to have the pitching that we have.” Nunley went on to add,” I’m very fortunate to have four good pitchers. I mean I have Haven, I’ve got Makayla, I’ve got Kylan Sorenson and even Danica Adams, who is a sophomore, so with us having four really good pitchers on our team, it’s going to play a part come state time.”
Carbon has one more region game on their schedule against Richfield on the road on Thursday, after that, one with Juan Diego and one against Union and the regular season will come to a close.
April 27- Richfield- Win- 15-0
The Lady Dinos had already locked up the Region 12 title when they traveled to Richfield on Thursday, but with a win Carbon would end the region schedule undefeated. A seven run first went a long way to solidify that 8-0 league mark, and the Dinos added eight more runs taking the 15-0 win in five.
With the RPI removed we will now need to wait until Wednesday to see where they will land in the playoffs. With a pair of games remaining on the schedule, Carbon could either help or hurt their cause.
Carbon was all over the Wildcats in the first putting up seven runs, scoring four of them with two outs on the scoreboard. With the score already 4-0, Taylor Secor hit a grounder to the second basemen reaching on an error, and allowing Kylan Sorenson ans Adri Abeyta to score.
Gabby Vasquez started out the second inning with a solo homer to center field. The Dinos would add another pair of runs to push the the score to 10-0 headed in to the bottom half of the inning.
Haven Byerly registered three of her six strike outs in the bottom of the second as she faced three Wildcats and sat them all down. Moving to the top of the fifth Vasquez would step up to the plate, with Scovill on second and sent yet another over the right field fence.
Scovill came in to finish off the last few innings, and kept the pressure on Richfield, as Carbon finished out the region season undefeated with a 15-0 win.
Vasquez was 3-4 with a pair of home runs, three RBI’s and three runs scored. Sorensen had a 3-3 day at the plate with a pair of RBI’s and two runs scored and Scovill was 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Byerly got the start going two innings and struck out six. Scovill came in with three innings left, giving up one hit and struck out four.
The Lady Dinos get back on the field Friday when they travel to take on the Juan Diego Soaring Eagle, and then wrap up the season on Tuesday on the road at Union.
On May 3, The Utah High School Activities Association will release the final RPI of the season showing us where and who the Dinos will play starting on May 6, when the playoffs begin.
April 28-Juan Diego- Win- 20-0
Lady Dino softball squad made the trip to Draper to face the Juan Diego Screaming Eagles Friday. The Dinos were already up by 10 in the top of the fifth when they would tack on another 10 runs and take the 20-0 win.
Carbon’s regular season is coming to a close quickly, their final game is Tuesday in Roosevelt against Union. They will begin the state playoffs on Saturday.
The Dinos collected twenty hits in the contest, but started out slowly in the first inning putting just a pair of runs on the board, but apparently they were just saving it for later on, because in the third it was a batters showcase with six singles and a pair of doubles on their way to eight runs in the inning. Reese Ardohain would collect two of her team high four RBI’s off of a single that drove in Haven Byerly and Brielle Sandoval to push the score to 7-0.
In the fourth, the Carbon bats went silent but they were just reloading for the fifth, when they put up another 10 runs. The Lady Dinos collected nine more singles in the inning and the scoring barrage ended when Gabby Vasquez reached on an error by the second baseman and Annie McGinnis and Taylor Secor scored putting a 20 spot on the scoreboard for the Dinos.
Ardohain and Sandoval each went 3-4 at the plate, with Ardohain adding four RBI’s and a pair of runs and Sandoval racking up two runs and RBI’s. McGinnis went 2-4 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI’s in the win.
Byerly was on the mound for Carbon getting the complete game, giving up a hit and striking out 10.
Carbon is back on the field on Tuesday to face Union, in the final game of the regular season.
On Wednesday, the final RPI and bracket for the 3A State Softball Championships will be released. The playoffs are set to begin on Saturday with a play-in game that will be followed by the opening round. Those games will be held at pod sites.
On May 11 the playoffs will move to the Spanish Fork Softball Complex. The championships will end on May 13, when a new 3A champ is crowned.
May 2- Union- Win- 9-3
The Lady Dinos closed out their regular season on Tuesday with a 9-3 win over Union in Roosevelt, finishing at 15-6. Wednesday morning the Utah High School Activities Association released the final RPI rankings and the bracket for the 3A State Softball Championships that will begin this weekend.
Carbon made it through the Region 12 schedule undefeated with a perfect 8-0 record. The successful season means that Carbon will be home for the first round of the playoffs this weekend.
In the contest with Union, Carbon used a big fifth inning to close out the Cougars. With the score 3-2 Union, Brielle Sandoval singled to center field driving in Shayla Penovich and Haven Byerly putting the Dinos up 4-2. Later in the inning, with Adri Abeyta and Annie McGinnis on base, Makaykla Scovill sent a home run over the right field fence to put Carbon up 9-3, The Lady Dinos held on for the win, bringing the regular part of the season schedule to an end.
Scovill went 4-5 adding three RBI’s and two runs scored. Sandoval was 3-4 and she earned a pair of RBI’s and one run scored. Kylan Sorenson was 2-4 with an RBI and one run.
On the mound it was Haven Byerly who went 3.0 innings with two earned, striking out five and Scovill earned the win, going four, surrendering two hits and striking out three.
Wednesday the final RPI rankings for 3A were released along with the bracket for the State Softball Championships that will begin this Saturday.
Carbon finished in the No. 4 spot, which means they will host a pod starting this Saturday. The Lady Dinos will face the No 13 American Leadership Academy Patriots at the Carbon County Softball Complex at 11:00, a win in that game means they will take on the winner of the Providence Hall/Manti, that game would be played Thursday May 11 at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex.
A loss and they would play the losing team of the match-up, that game would take place in Price Saturday at 4:00
May 6- American Leadership Academy- Win- 18-3
The Lady Dinos were back on the diamond on Saturday to host an opening round pod in the 3A State Softball Championships. In their opening round match-up Carbon met up with the American Leadership Academy Eagles, making quick work of them and moving on in the playoffs , 18-3.
Carbon battled through the regular season to a 16-6 overall record and a perfect 8-0 mark in region play, earning the No. 4 spot and solidifying a first round pod site.
In the opening game with American Leadership, the Eagles put up three quick runs in the top of the first, the Lady Dinos however would come storming back with a double from the bat of Adri Abeyta that drove in Kylan Sorenson and a Makayla Scovill triple that brought in two of her team high four RBI’s.
Carbon would go quiet in inning number two, as they reloaded for the third, putting up six more runs with a pair of home runs in the inning from Gabby Vasquez who drove in Jenna Richards and then three batters later with Brielle Sandoval and Reese Ardohain on base, Sorenson sent one deep over the left field wall to put the score at 14-3, but the Dinos weren’t done.
In the bottom of the fourth, with the score already 16-3, Sorenson sent another double driving in Haven Byerly and Ardohain putting the Dinos up 18-3 ending the game in four.
Scovill had a day for the Dinos, going 4-4 at the plate with four runs scored and a pair of RBI’s. Vasquez was 2-2 with four RBI’s and a run scored, and Sorenson was 2-3 with five RBI’s and a pair of runs scored.
Byerly got the start on the bump but left early, giving up three earned and struck out one. And Scovill registered the win surrendering a hit walking just one and four strike outs.
Up next for the Lady Dinos they will face No. 12 Manti on Thursday, at 10:am.. Carbon and Manti met up the end of March with the Dinos coming out on top 13-0.
May 11- Manti- Win- 7-1
The Lady Dinos, behind a terrific day on the mound and at the plate by Haven Byerly, have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 3A State Softball Championships after a 7-1 victory over Manti.
Byerly was 2-3 from the plate logging a home-run with three RBI’s and a run scored as well as a complete game on the mound, giving up one run on three hits, while striking out 16.
The Dinos jumped out in the first inning behind Byerly’s home-run that drove in Makayla Scovill and Gabby Vasquez. Carbon’s only lapse on defense was in the third off of a grounder to center that allowed the lone Manti run.
Carbon would add single runs in the second and third inning and then in the fourth with one out and two on, a Scovill double to left, driving in Kylan Sorenson and Taylor Secor to push the score to 7-1 sealing the win and advancing the Lady Dinos.
Scovill had a great day at the plate as well going 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s and a run scored.
The win over Manti puts Carbon head-to-head with the No. 1 team in 3A, the Grantsville Cowboys.
Grantsville punched their ticket to the quarters with a 15-0 win in four innings over the No. 9 ranked South Summit Wildcats.
Grantsville and Carbon have met on the field this season back on March 17, in the fifth game on the schedule. Grantsville collected the win on their home field, 10-0.
With a victory, Carbon will move into the semi-finals, a loss and it is a long road back to the championship game.
Carbon and Grantsville are scheduled to begin Friday at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex on Field One at 10 a.m.
Grantsville- Loss- 4-3
Providence Hall- Win- 13-3
Manti- Loss- 12-10
The Lady Dinos season came to an end in Spanish Fork on Friday. Playing their first game in the Championship flight of the bracket, the Dinos faced the No. 1 Grantsville Cowboys coming close but falling 4-3 and dropping them into the one-loss bracket. In the second game of the day, they faced No. 5 Providence Hall closing out that game in six innings 13-3. In the third game, they squared off again with Manti, battling till the very end but taking a 12-10 loss, ending their season.
Carbon earned their date with the No. 1 Grantsville Cowboys on Friday morning by taking care of business against the Manti Templars on Thursday.
The game started out with Grantsville taking a 3-0 lead in the first three innings.
At the top of the fourth, the Lady Dinos found their offense, when Adri Abeyta sent a double to center field, scoring Reese Ardohain and Kylan Sorenson to move the score to 3-3, Carbon was unable to score again and then the Cowboys put up one more run in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead, handing the Dinos their first loss of the playoffs.
Abeyta was 1-3 from the plate with a pair of RBI’s. Sorenson was also 1-3 with an RBI and a run scored and Haven Byerly had a run scored.
Byerly got the start for the Dinos going 4.2 innings giving up four hits, two earned runs, and striking out six. Makayla Scovill went 1.1 giving up a hit.
After a quick turnaround, the Lady Dinos were back on the field to take on No.5 Providence Hall. After the loss to Grantsville, Carbon had no more room for error.
The Lady Dinos took it seriously putting up seven runs in the first inning. With the score at 2-0, Byerly came up to the plate for a single shot over the center field fence to push it to 3-0. A Taylor Secor double and a Scovill single pushed the score to 7-0 a the end of one.
Gabby Vasquez homered in the fourth bringing in Jenna Richards to push the score to 10-3, and Scovill added a solo shot in the sixth to push the score to 11-3. Brielle Sandoval came up with one out and two on and sent a fly ball that would drop in right field bringing around Sam Riddle and Byerly, putting the Dinos up 13-3 and ending the game in six.
Scovill went 3-4 from the plate with a pair of RBI’s and a pair of runs scored. Vasquez was 2-3 with four RBI’s and a run scored and Byerly was also 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win.
Scovill got the win in the circle for the Dinos giving up 10 hits with three earned runs and struck out three.
The Lady Dinos weren’t done for the day yet, the Manti Templars the No.12 team were next on the agenda. The Dinos had just beaten Manti Thursday night 7-1.
The game with Manti looked like it was over in the first inning when the Templars put up six runs holding the Lady Dinos scoreless in the bottom half of the inning.
Carbon would go on to add two runs in both the second and third, cutting Manti’s lead to 8-4.
In the fourth, with the score now 11-4 for Manti, Carbon rallied, and with the score at 11-5, Vasquez came up to the plate sending a single to right driving in Scovill and Richards.
The Dinos were able to dig deep and found single runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings but the closest they could get was the 12-10 final score.
Vasquez was 3-5 with three RBI’s and a run scored. Sorenson was 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s, Ardohain was 2-3 scoring two runs and collecting one RBI, and Richards was 2-4 with three runs and an RBI.
Byerly got the start and took the loss, giving up four earned runs. Sorenson came in going 2.2 innings surrendering four earned runs on seven hits while striking out four, and Scovill came in to put in four innings of work with one hit, one earned run, and four strikeouts.
The Lady Dinos end the season 18-8 overall with a perfect 8-0 mark in Region 12 play and also end the season in the No. 4 spot in the final RPI.