As is tradition, some of the best high school softball the state of Utah has to offer was played right here in Tooele County in 2018.
Grantsville won the Class 3A state championship for the second season in a row. Tooele didn’t end up winning the Class 4A title, but only lost three games all season. Stansbury had a disappointing early exit from the postseason, but still battled its way through a strong regular season.
Grantsville seemed unaffected by the pressure of being the defending champion, rolling to the Class 3A title with relative ease. Dominant pitching led the Cowboys back to the top, and all four of their regular pitchers will be back for a run at a three-peat next spring.
Tooele’s only three losses were to Class 6A champion Herriman and Class 4A finalists Bear River and Spanish Fork. The Buffs didn’t lose a game until mid-April, and were led by a combination of youth and veteran leadership. Expect them to be back in the hunt again next year.
Stansbury finished second to Tooele in Region 11, but got tripped up early in the Class 4A tournament. The Stallions have some promising young talent in the program, and it will be up to those players to lead Stansbury softball into the future.