Wasatch Wasps out hit Lady Dinos
For the second time this season, the Carbon High Lady Dinos faced off with region rival Wasatch. However, the ladies second contest would be loaded with serious region implications.
Winning would mean the ladies could take second in the region, losing put them in third.
Both teams came out swinging and before the dust settled they had combined for 28 hits and 21 runs. Only one could win and in the end and the Wasps edged out the Lady Dinos by a single run.
Carbon put up two in the first with Wasatch answering with four runs.
The Lady Dinos then drove four of their own across to take a lead.
The Wasps chipped away with a score in the second and another in the third to tie it up. Both teams added a run in the fourth.
In the sixth. Carbon regained the lead with three and kept it by only allowing Wasatch two in the same inning.
But in the final frame, Wasatch tied it up and then took the win to claim the second spot.
Kenzie Cave took the loss on the mound. She blasted a three run homer in the effort. Megan Tubbs added a double and a triple while Alexis Oliver also had a two bagger.
"The girls came out ready to play and they pounded their (Wasatch) pitchers hard. We missed a couple of plays early that let them score some runs that let it stay closer than it should have been. Its easy to look at the end game and think that was where we lost it, but I saw two or three thing that if we had done them differently we would have had a different outcome," remarked Coach Tony Pinedo after the loss. "We did some good things too, Darrian Smith had another solid game including a diving catch in shallow infield that saved several runs."
It looks like Carbon will play their first round play-off game up in Bear River. While things are still fluid, Pinedo speculates they will face Juab, Emery or North Sanpete.
The Dinos are playing some of their best softball and Pinedo feels like they are heading into the post season with great confidence they can take on any of the teams they will face in that first round.
"There is a lot of parity in 3A this season with Union maybe having a slight edge with their pitcher."