ST. GEORGE—As a young team, the challenging slate of the Red Rock Invitational was expectedly difficult.
For North Sanpete softball, the challenge proved too much as the Lady Hawks began their season with a humbling 0-6 record. The Lady Hawks fell to Enterprise, 5-4, last Thursday, then struggled in St. George as they fell in five straight games, all to teams from higher classifications.
“We knew that this opening weekend was going to test us. This weekend was our first time being able to play on an actual field and the competition was extremely talented. We definitely learned many things about ourselves and learned that we have a lot to work on,” Coach Bailey said.
“Of course, losing is never a good thing and there were some frustrations from this weekend’s results. However, there were some great moments and I think that playing the tough teams that we did will help us going forward. I’m not overly concerned yet and hope that we will continue to grow and get better,” Bailey said.
North Sanpete lost to Crimson Cliffs, 15-0, Desert Hills, 13-8, and Springville, 11-2, on Friday. On Saturday, they lost to Tooele, 6-0, and Bear River, 12-7.
The loss to Bear River marked the first time North Sanpete softball has begun their season 0-6 since before the turn of the century.
Coach Landon Bailey did not respond to requests for comment.
The Lady Hawks didn’t look particularly competitive in most of their games at the Invitational, as no one on the team managed to hit anything better than a double. Through the first week, senior Jada Bailey led the team in batting with two doubles and notching four total RBI.
The Lady Hawks will need to dust themselves off quickly as they face Judge Memorial on the road this Tuesday, followed by a home matchup with South Sevier on Thursday.