<strong>LOGAN—</strong> With the season winding down, the Sky View girl’s softball team picked up a 16-0 win over valley-rival Logan to keep pace in the playoff race with two games to go.
“We wanted to make sure we tried to score every inning,” Sky View head coach Shane Jones said. “That’s our goal every game we play is to score every inning.”
The Bobcats started strong, plating four runs in each of the first two innings. Junior Kendra Jensen notched a 2-RBI double in the first inning to put Sky View up 3-0, and recorded a third RBI in the second when she reached on an error.
Jensen finished 1-for-3 with three RBI’s on the day.
With the offense clicking, sophomore pitcher Dakota Green mowed the Grizzlies’ hitters down, recording five strikeouts in the first three innings.
“Dakota did a great job of pitching and the defense backed her up,” Jones said. “We have some young girls, and it’s nice to see them step it up with some leadership from the seniors … it’s nice to see them staying on (the lead.) They’re not taking pitches off.”
Errors plagued Logan throughout, as three different pitchers saw action for the Grizzlies with little success. Logan struggled in the field, allowing several runs on wild pitches and base runners advancing on errant throws.
“We have to come out from that start on fire,” Logan head coach Tasha Chadez said. “We had one error, then it just goes from there.”
Sky View tacked on three more runs in the third, and five in the fourth to invoke the mercy rule and walk away with the win.
The Bobcats improved to 5-8 in Region 5 action, part of a 13-9 overall record, while the Grizzlies fell to 0-13 in region play and 5-21 overall. Sky View is tied for fourth in the region with Roy and Logan is sixth.
Both teams have two games remaining in the regular season. Sky View travels to Bonneville on Tuesday and Mountain Crest on Thursday, while Logan will host the Mustangs on Tuesday and then region leader Box Elder on Thursday.
“It helps to know you can’t let down or you might not make the playoffs,” Jones said. “It makes a difference when every game counts.”