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Lady Hawks struggle in SunRoc Invitational

Lady Hawks struggle in SunRoc Invitational

 

Matt Harris

Staff Writer

3-23-2017

 

ST. GEORGE—Despite a great start, the Lady Hawks left last week’s tournament with much to be desired.

North Sanpete’s softball team began their season on Tuesday, March 14, with a convincing win over Emery, 17-1, and followed it up with a second win over Hurricane, 13-5. Hoping to continue their success in the SunRoc Invitational in St. George, the Lady Hawks struggled against top-tier competition, falling to Uintah, 10-6, Corner Canyon, 13-8, and Pleasant Grove, 9-2. North Sanpete did manage a win in the tournament against Dixie, 13-2.

It couldn’t have started much better than it did for the Lady Hawks. North Sanpete roasted the visiting Lady Spartans with 11 runs in the third inning and five in the next. The game was called after four innings. The Lady Hawks got more competition out of Hurricane, but another strong outing in the third inning, with seven runs, took the game.

The SunRoc Invitational featured some of the best softball teams in Utah, and North Sanpete learned that fact firsthand with some tough losses. The bright spot came when North Sanpete took out the frustration on Dixie in a blowout victory. Stats were unavailable.

“We played great teams at the Sunroc Invitational,” head coach Sharon Christensen said. “We are excited about our ability to score runs. We are coming home to practice defensive situations. When we get our defense on track, we are excited about our team and the potential. We will continue to work hard and look forward to a fun and exciting season.”

The Lady Hawks played Carbon and Gunnison last Tuesday (score next week) and prepare to face Richfield on the road tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.