After an easy victory over Park City on May 13, the 20th ranked Tooele softball team swept No. 13 Orem in games on May 14 and May 16 at Orem.
The Buffaloes defeated the Tigers 4-2 and 12-0 to advance to the Super Regionals against Spanish Fork, the top rated team in the state. The Dons swept two games against the Buffs 11-6, 12-1 last Thursday and Friday.
Pitcher Allie Anderson allowed only three hits and struck out 12 in the first game at Orem.
Tooele trailed 2-0 after four complete innings, but rallied for three runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to pull out the victory. Anderson helped her own cause with three hits and two RBIs. Anderson ripped a double in the game while Sadie Baker and Ayden Fitch also knocked doubles.
Tooele pounded 16 hits in a 12-0 shutout of Orem in the second game. Anderson allowed only one hit. Anderson helped the team offensively with four hits in the game including a homer and two doubles. Caitlyn Marshall knocked two doubles.
After trailing 3-0 at Spanish Fork in the first game, the Stallions were back in the game after three innings when Ayden Fitch blasted a two-run home run to make it 3-2 after three complete. The Dons pulled away to go up 11-2 after six innings. Emily Sheppard connected on a grand slam in the top of the seventh to make the final 11-6.
Spanish Fork completed the sweep with a 12-1 victory on Friday. Fitch homered in the first inning for the Buffaloes. It was Tooele’s only hit in the game.
Tooele finished the season 14-18 and 7-5 in Region 7
The 10th-rated Stallions dropped a pair of games at seventh-rated Lehi 9-4 and 11-0 to be eliminated from the tournament.
Lehi scored nine runs in the first four innings in their 9-4 victory. The Stallions pounded 10 hits in the first game. Rylan Hecker knocked three hits with three RBIs including a home run, Kaycee Thornock had two hits and Madi Hicks had two hits.
Lehi limited Stansbury to one hit in the second game.
The Stallions finished the season 18-12 overall and finished second in Region 7 with a 9-3 record.
Region 7 champ Uintah (10-2) is one of eight teams still alive in the 5A tournament. Other teams still in the chase for the state title are Spanish Fork, Timpanogos, Bountiful, Wasatch, Bonneville, Lehi and Springville.