GUNNISON—As weather began to warm up across the state, so did the bats of the Lady Bulldogs.
Gunnison Valley softball shook off the bad vibes of the previous week and rattled off three straight wins in impressive fashion as they cruised over North Summit, 19-4, then swept a doubleheader with San Juan, 18-5 and 10-6. The Lady Bulldogs’ overall record came out of the red and into the black as they pushed to 10-8 with a 5-1 record in the 2A Central region.
Gunnison’s blazing-hot hitting was a complete team effort as not one player collected more than two total RBI in any game. Junior JaKelle Sorensen had the lone home run of the week as she sent one over the fence in the first game against San Juan.
North Summit had a brief lead on the Lady Bulldogs as they went up, 3-0, going into the bottom of the second inning. Gunnison quickly and voraciously responded with 11 runs in a single inning to sprint away from the Braves for the win. Juniors Lexee Keisel and Rilee Dyreng both hit triples, and the team totaled 11 hits with only one strikeout.
Gunnison hitting against San Juan was a real “fire and ice” mixture. Despite striking out 12 times, they were unstoppable once on base and collected 15 hits. They had eight more hits in the second game.
Dyreng hit yet another triple in the second game against the Broncos as the Bulldogs pulled away from an early 5-2 deficit with four runs in the third inning.
Of note, freshman Maile Ha’o, who collected five total RBI last week, currently stands at seventh in the state in total RBI per game.
The Lady Bulldogs will take on Wayne in a series on Tuesday and Thursday and then travel to North Summit on Friday.