Lady Templars 21-3 win over Delta earns team No. 1 rank

Lady Templars 21-3 win over Delta earns team No. 1 rank


Bob Bahlmann

Staff writer



PLEASANT GROVE—The number one ranked Manti softball team opened their season with a huge 21-3 win at Delta on Mar 14.

After their big win against Delta, the Lady Templars split 3-1 at the Sunroc Invitational with a 14-7 loss to 3A Stansbury, an 8-3 loss to 5A Pleasant Grove, a 4-2 loss to 4A Tooele and then a 19-9 win over 4A Murray.

At Delta, the Manti girls held a 21 run lead going into the bottom of the fourth before giving up a trio of runs to the Rabbits. Manti led Stansbury by five after three innings but gave up eight in the fourth and six more in the sixth for the loss. After the five-run loss to Pleasant Grove and the two run loss to Tooele, the Templars got back on track against Murray.

The Spartans held an early 3-0 lead, but the Templars controlled the rest of the game for the ten run win.

This week the Templars hosted an important game against the third-ranked South Summit Wildcats on Tuesday. Manti then hosted Dixie yesterday. Results of both games were not available at press time.