Lady Bulldogs lose both games, 17-7 and 15-4

Lady Bulldogs lose both games,

17-7 and 15-4


By Matt Harris

Staff writer



GUNNISON—On the expectations that softball can return in 2020 at some point, the Lady Bulldogs might be glad to have some time to figure things out.

The Gunnison Valley softball team lost two straight games last week in concerning fashion, losing to 4A Salem Hills, 17-7, in five innings, and 3A Grand, 15-4, in five innings. The losses moved Gunnison to 1-2 overall prior to the Utah High School Activities Association’s suspension of the season.

The Lady Bulldogs simply could not keep Salem Hills off the plate as the Lady Skyhawks scored in all five innings. Gunnison’s pitching also gave up two home runs.

Sophomore pitcher Kennedi Knudsen had a headache of a day at the mound, pitching 10 strikeouts, but allowing 16 hits and seven walks.

The Bulldogs’ struggles continued against Grand and the Lady Devils, particularly where Gunnison, once again, simply could not get Grand off the plate.

Grand’s bats pummeled senior Gracy Christenson. The senior pitcher had a rough, rough day pitching a full game against the Red Devils, allowing 20 hits and four home runs with an on base percentage of .645.

Gunnison’s season remains suspended until further notice.