Bear River flexed its muscles and turned a normally competitive softball game with Grantsville into a blowout. Behind three home runs to go along with 20 total base hits, Bear River pounded Grantsville 15-2 Wednesday afternoon in Grantsville.
The game stayed fairly close through five innings as Bear River clung to a 6-2 lead but then the Bears exploded for nine runs com- bined in the sixth and seventh innings to pull away for the 13-run victory.
Jordan Theurer helped her own cause as she not only pitched Bear River to victory in the circle but also went 4-for-5 at the plate with three singles and a double while knocking in two runs. Erin Fox hit two home runs against Grantsville and Shaunie Owen added a home run of her own in the Bear River victory.
Taylor Waters had a solid game at the plate for Grantsville with a solo home run and a single in a 2-for-4 day at the plate but Waters was the only Cowboy with multiple hits in the lopsided loss.
Things went south right from the beginning for Grantsville as Bear River came out with a bang. Kassi Fronk reached base after getting hit by a pitch and Theurer followed with a single. Both girls didn’t have to wait long as Owen followed with a three-run home run hit off of the top of the fence and over for a 3-0
Bear River lead in the middle of one.
Waters got one run back for Grantsville all by herself with a solo home run to left-center to cut the Bear’s lead to 3-1 after one inning.
Bear River kept the scoring going in the top of the second when Makena Olsen got on base after getting hit by a pitch and then Olsen reached second after a sin- gle by Morgan Summers. Theurer made the score 4-1 with a single through the left side of the infield for the three-run lead in the middle of two.
Even with Bear River coming out strong, Grantsville was hang- ing right in there at the beginning. Teagan Critchlow started the third off with a single and then reached third after stealing a base and advancing on a ground out. Maddie
Johnson brought in Critchlow with a bloop single to right to get within 4-2 of Bear River after three.
Unfortunately, that would be the final run scored for Grantsville while Bear River tacked out 11 more. A Fronk RBI double to left- center brought in a run in the fourth and a solo home run by Fox in the fifth made the score 6-2 in the middle of five.
It only got worse from there as Bear River tacked on four runs in the sixth and then five more runs in the seventh to break the game open and hand Grantsville the 13- run loss.
Grantsville will look to recover when they host a non-region game against Manti on Friday at 3:30 p.m.