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Lady Dinos squeak by South Summit

Brittney Gustas gets ready to throw one across the plate.

By TERRY WILLIS
Sports reporter

Two for two.

Thats the winning streak started by this year's Lady Dino softball team.

They took on a scrappy squad from South Summit on Thursday and came away with an 8-7 win.

Things looked bad early for Carbon as South Summit jumped on them for five runs in the first inning. A couple of errors in the first let the Lady Wildcats take the early lead by more than they should have.

It took a few innings for the Dinos to catch up to the speed of the opposing pitcher, but once they did the Dinos roared back with six runs of their own. South Summit tied it with a run in the bottom of the third.

Both teams sent a runner across the plate in the fourth leaving the game knotted at seven. It stayed that way until the top of the seventh when Carbon put up one more on the score board. A hit by Alexis Oliver sent Kylee Lessar across for what proved to be the winning run. Then they shut down South Summit for the victory.

Brittney Gustas got the win for the Dinos. She was hit in the kneee on a come backer and Kenzie Cave came in for the save. Gustas also had the only extra bag hit with a double. The Dinos did their damage with a total of thirteen hits. They also committed four errors.

"South Summit may be a 2A team," stated Coach Tony Pinedo, "But they are ranked third in the state and they are tough. It was a good win and the umps were really tough. We were lucky we did enough good things to win."

The Lady Dinos head south again to St George for the Snow Canyon Classic tournament this weekend. They play their next home game on March 26 in a region opener against Salem Hills. The first pitch will be thrown at 3:30 p.m..




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