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Lady Dinos have back-to-back wins after early losses

Sun Advocate Reporter

Morgan Warbuton enters the game to relieve Laci Timothy. Both girls rotate at shortstop when not on the mound.

After two losses to begin the season against Grand and Spanish Fork, the Lady Dinos took their first win of the year against San Juan on March 10.

San Juan had an early lead in the game, scoring three runs in the first inning and adding a fourth in the second inning.

Carbon trailed 1-4.

However, multiple hits in the third enabled Carbon to overcome San Juan and take a 5-4 lead into the fourth inning.

The Lady Dinos added three more in the fourth and cruised to a 10-6 win.

Laci Timothy was the winning pitcher, furthering her cause with the bat. Timothy was 3 for 3 in the game and scored two runs.

Brittany Pollastro and Kacee Robinson were both 2 for 3 on the day and Halee Rasmussen was 2-4, including a homerun.

Head coach Tony Pinedo said it took a little time for the girls to make the quick transition from the basketball court to the baseball field.

"Right now, the girls are coming off another season, but we've made good improvements," he commented.

Carbon extending the winning into a March 12 game against Richfield, which was ranked fourth in the state in 2A.

Timothy pitched into the sixth inning and left with six strikeouts.

Warburton closed and had one strikeout.

Rachelle Gunderson ignited the Lady Dino offense, going 4 of 5 including a double with bases loaded to score three runners in the 16-8 win.

Pollastro added a three RBI homer.

Carbon climbs to 2-2 with the wins.

The Lady Dinos will travel south this weekend for a tournament in St. George.

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