The Grand County High School softball team’s prolific power hitting helped it earn Region 15 road wins over San Juan on Tuesday, March 26, and Emery on Friday, March 29, keeping the Lady Red Devils near the top of the region standings.
Against San Juan, Corteney Noyes hit a home run and a double en route to five runs batted in, while Paige Shumway complemented a complete game, eight-strikeout performance on the pitcher’s mound with a home run and a triple.
Shumway was also the winning pitcher in relief against Emery on Friday as the Grand County High School (GCHS) Lady Red Devils came from behind with four runs in the top of the seventh inning for a 12-11 victory.
GCHS had about half a dozen extra base hits in the win as Noyes had a home run and four runs batted in; Jaci Shumway had a home run and a double, driving in three runs; Hannah Owen had three doubles and two runs batted in; and Jessica Jones had a pair of runs batted in.
“We are really starting to hit the ball well,” GCHS softball coach Brook Shumway said. “I think we got better last week, which is our goal, to get a little bit better each day. This is just a good group of girls and we’re having a lot of fun so that’s what’s most important.”
With the wins, GCHS has a 7-5 overall record, including a 4-1 mark in region play, which is second to Manti’s 5-1 mark. The GCHS Lady Red Devils play region home double headers against Richfield on Thursday, April 4, and against North Sanpete on Monday, April 8. In between, they travel to Payson for a tournament on Saturday, April 6.
The Lady Red Devils girls golf also team remains in second place in the Region 15 standings behind Richfield after play at Cove View on Tuesday, March 26, a home course shared by Richfield and South Sevier. The Lady Red Devils have amassed 1,664 points, while the Lady Wildcats racked up 1,362. On Tuesday, Richfield had the top four individual finishers followed by GCHS’s Joopy Bamrungmuang in fifth at 84 strokes. GCHS had two more golfers in the top 12: Jamie Day in 10th at 97, and Shaycee Renn in 11th at 99.
BOYS TENNIS, BASEBALL AND SOCCER
GCHS’s boys tennis team had a busy week of action, playing Richfield and South Sevier on Tuesday, March 26, in road matches before playing San Juan at home on Thursday, March 28, and playing at the Uintah Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30.
In their first action of the week, the GCHS Red Devils were over-matched by Richfield, losing 5-0. However, they rebounded later in the day to defeat South Sevier 3-2. Against the Rams, Kai Wainer won his No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-1, Soren Indergard won his No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-0 and Cody Johnston and Braxten Pierce won their No. 1 doubles match 6-1, 6-0.
On Thursday, The Red Devils made quick work of San Juan, winning all five matches. Wainer, Johnston and Indergard each won singles matches 6-0, 6-0; while Kasey Kemp and Jamey Mascaro won 6-0, 6-2 in No. 1 doubles and Joey Lacy and Kawika Ho won their No. 2 doubles match by forfeit.
GCHS beat two of the five teams they played at the Uintah Invitational. The GCHS Red Devils beat Stansbury 3-2 and Carbon 4-1, but lost to Tooele, Union and Uintah each by 3-2 scores. The GCHS Red Devils don’t have another match until after spring break when they’re scheduled to travel to Blanding on April 23.
Both the baseball and boys soccer teams only played one varsity contest apiece last week — the baseball team played an impromptu varsity road game against Nucla, Colorado, winning 28-14 on Wednesday, March 27. The game was originally scheduled as a junior varsity contest. GCHS scored 10 runs in the second inning and 14 runs in the fourth inning of a wild contest. Brody Williams led the way with seven runs batted in, while Trevin Packard had four and Jarret Reidhead and Luke Williams each had three. Brayden Cloud stole seven bases, while Brody and Luke Williams each had four. The baseball team’s next varsity action is a double header versus Richfield on Friday, April 5, in Moab with games scheduled for 2 and 4 p.m.
The boys soccer team continued its momentum, beating Richfield 5-1 in a road match on Thursday, March 28, to remain undefeated in Region 15 play.
GCHS scored four goals in the second half after a 1-1 tie at intermission. Miguel Dominguez had a goal and an assist, while Bailey Shelton, Ricky Shumway, Kane Scherer and Jameson Hawks each added a goal. Nolan Ramirez and Arthur Hawks also had assists in the match. The GCHS Red Devils were scheduled to play at Manti on Tuesday, April 2, and they have home matches versus Richfield on Thursday, April 4, and against South Sevier on Tuesday, April 9. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
Victories for softball, girls golf, baseball, boys soccer and tennis teams
What: GCHS Red Devils softball versus Richfield
When: Thursday, April 4, double header at 2 and 4 p.m.
What: GCHS Red Devils softball versus North Sanpete
When: Monday, April 8, double header at 2 and 4 p.m.
What: GCHS Red Devils boys soccer versus Richfield
When: Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m.
What: GCHS Red Devils boys soccer versus South Sevier
When: Tuesday, April 9, 4 p.m.
What: GCHS Red Devils baseball versus Richfield
When: Friday, April 5, double header at 2 and 4 p.m.
Where: Grand County High School, 608 S. 400 East