Alexis Oliver slides safety into home as the Lady Dinos dominated American Fork on Friday, sweeping both ends of a double header and extending their winning streak to six heading into region play with Wasatch on Wednesday afternoon in Price.
The Lady Dinos are riding a six-game winning streak as they look forward to opening region play this Wednesday. Last week Carbon edged out Richfield 4-3 on Tuesday and beat up on Juab 10-4 on Thursday. They finished off the week with a 6-1 and 16-4 sweep over American Fork on Friday in front of a hometown crowd.
On Tuesday in Richfield Carbon jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second. But the Wildcats clawed back in with a pair in the fourth and another in the fifth to tie it up. But the Dinos took care of business with a run in the fifth to get the win.
Kenzie Cave got the win off the hill. Alexis Oliver and Darrien Smith doubled to help seal the win.
In Juab the teams kept pace with each other with a run in the second and the third. Neither team scored in the fourth and then the Dinos went ahead in the fifth.
They added another three in the top of the sixth while the Lady Wasps could only cut the lead by a run.
Carbon put up four more in the top of the final frame and Juab still could not do more than push in one more run.
The Dinos pounded out 10 runs on 15 hits. Juab committed six errors to help Carbon out. Cave pitched another solid game and also blasted a double and a pair of triples. Oliver and Megan Tubbs each had a two bagger as well.
Cave took the mound in both games with American Fork. In the first game she only allowed one run by the Cavemen in the second.
Carbon answered that run and then put up three more in the third and a pair in the sixth for the win. Darrian Smith and Oliver smacked triples and Darian Latimer added a double as the Lady Dinos pounded out 6 runs on 11 hits.
Riding a wave of momentum Carbon broke the first inning 2-2 tie with six runs in the second. They piled on another four in the third before Kenzie Cave belted a three run homer in the fourth.
With that the Dinos put up 16 runs off of 12 hits. Tubbs also had another double and Latimer showed some power with a triple.
Assistant Coach Kirt Nunely had nothing but praise for the team"s play over the week.
What he is most impressed with is that they are finding ways to win despite missing players to injuries and other activites along the way.
"Our players are stepping it up and helping each other. The girls that are getting chances to play are making the most of their opportunies and they all are playing together,"he said.
He added, "This is the most exciting season since I have started coaching at Carbon High."
Carbon faces Wasatch at home on Wednesday for the opening of region competition.
Varsity action starts at 3:30 p.m. on the Dino soccer field.