<strong>LOGAN—</strong> The Mountain Crest softball team took on valley-rival Logan Thursday afternoon and turned what started out as a low-scoring affair into a lop-sided blowout as the Mustangs exploded for two games worth of runs in the top of the fourth inning and demolished the Grizzlies, 26-4.
Despite losing 11 of their past 12 games coming in, and having yet to record a Region 5 win, the Grizzlies battled with Mountain Crest early. Erin Peterson allowed only two runs in the top of the first and second innings, and shut down the Mustangs in the third to keep MC within striking distance. However, as it has all season, the Logan offense struggled to produce as the Grizzlies were unable to get on the board through the first three innings.
Logan finally scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but it was too little too late after Mountain Crest exploded for an incredible 14 runs in the top of the fourth. MC’s explosion turned a 4-0 lead into an 18-0 lead, before Logan finally put up some points.
The Mustangs continued the offensive explosion in the top of the fifth inning as they added eight more runs to build the lead to the final total, of 26-4. Kierstyn Roundy picked up the win for MC. The 22-point loss ties a season high for the Grizzlies, who lost 24-2 to Roy earlier this season.
Mountain Crest, meanwhile, has won seven of its last nine games and is tied with Bonneville for second place in the Region 5 standings. The Mustangs will look to keep their undefeated valley record alive when they host Sky View on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.