Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
image In this file photo from Grantsville’s game against Alta on March 5, Alivia McCluskey fields a ground ball. The Cowboys won four games and lost two while in southern Utah, scoring 50 runs in those six games.

March 11, 2014
Grantsville softball scores 50 runs in 4 wins, 2 losses

The Grantsville softball team won four out of six games in southern Utah last weekend with its four wins coming by a combined 34 runs.

Its two losses to Fremont and Box Elder came by a combined four runs. Junior Sydney Barney pitched the Cowboys to victory Thursday in Cedar City against the Lady Reds, and the offense scored the first seven of its 50 total runs scored for the weekend. Grantsville opened the game with two runs in the first inning and then another three runs in the third inning before Cedar finally scratched across a run.

With Grantsville already leading 6-1, Cedar scored two more runs before the Cowboys scored one last run in the seventh to pick up the 7-3 win. Autumn Dzierzon led the team offensively with a double and a home run.

Grantsville kept right on rolling the next day in St. George against Enterprise. It posted a 9-1 win before Fremont handed Grantsville its first loss of the weekend at 6-3. The Cowboys bounced back right away with a 12-0 win over Sky View. Senior Whitney Fields posted the win in the circle for Grantsville.

The Cowboys picked up another double-digit 14-4 win Saturday against Provo. It ended the trip with a 6-5 loss to Box Elder.

Grantsville returns home for a game Tuesday against Spanish Fork, the defending state runner-up. It then plays at Juan Diego on Friday.

The Grantsville softball team is also currently teamed up with the Tooele softball team for a food drive. The two teams have boxes placed at both THS and GHS for members of the community to donate food items for the Tooele County Food Bank. On Saturday, March 22, the two softball teams will bring the donated food items to the food bank. 

Richard Briggs

Community News Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Richard Briggs is community news editor, sports writer and copy editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Born in San Diego and raised in St. George, Briggs graduated with a degree in communications from Dixie State College in 2012. While there he worked three years for the college’s newspaper, the Dixie Sun, as a sports writer and sports editor. During his senior year, he was editor in chief. Briggs also is a 2005 graduate from Snow Canyon High School. From 2006 to 2008 he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints in Kentucky. As community news editor, Briggs writes, edits and manages editorial and photographic content for the Transcript-Bulletin’s inside pages and sections, including Hometown and Bulletin Board.

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