Lady Dinos edged out in slugfest
Thirty-one hits and twenty-four runners crossed the plate in a slugfest between the Lady Dinos and the Wasatch Wasps on Tuesday afternoon. In the end it was Wasatch by a pair for the 13-11 win.
Wasatch jumped out early with a 9-3 lead by the end of the second frame in the game. But the Lady Dinos kept their heads in things and answered back with five runs in the top of the third to tighten things up to a one point game.
Neither team scored in the fourth. Carbon took their first lead of the game when they scored a pair in the fifth, but the Wasps took it back for good in the bottom of the inning with three of their own. Carbon put up a run in the sixth and Wasatch matched it and went on for the victory.
Alexis Oliver smashed two long balls in the game. Unfortunately they were both solo shots. Kenzie Cave had a double in the heavy hitting affair between the two teams. She also got the loss off the mound.
Coach Tony Pinedo was pleased about the way his team battled back from their early deficit.
"We had opportunities, but a couple of mistakes hurt us. Twice we made an error that opened the door for them (Wasatch) to score. But every one in our line-up got a hit. Many got three. Looks like we are going to the play-offs in third place and will head to Bear River for the first round. We will probably face Cedar or Canyon View."
But there is still regular season play to go. Next Tuesday the girls will host Union for a region match-up. They they will then face Manti and Park City on the road before it is over. The game scheduled for April 23 at Cyprus has bee postponed for now.