BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre – May 11, 2021
The year 2021 can officially be added to Bear River High School’s long list of region softball championship titles.
The Lady Bears finished Region 11 competition on May 4, 2021, hosting Mountain Crest High School with a 15-3 win over the Mustangs. The win made for a perfect undefeated, 10-0 region season.
Junior Kynlei Nelson went 3-for-3 against the Mustangs with two doubles and three RBIs. Senior Kortnie Burton also went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs while McCall Maxfield and Carlee Miller each hit homeruns for the Lady Bears. Olivia Taylor went 3-for-4 with a triple.
Bear River High sophomore Kate Dahle earned the win on the mound striking out seven Mustangs while giving up just four hits.
Looking for their 10th state championship title, the 4A state softball playoffs begin this week for Bear River High. The Lady Bears will host a best out of three-game series starting Friday, May 14, at 4 p.m. against Hurricane High School. A second game will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m. A third game (if necessary) will follow.
The final round of the 4A state softball championship will be held May 19-22, in Spanish Fork at the Spanish Fork Sports Complex. More information on this year's state tournament can be found below or visit Utah High School Activities Association official softball page HERE.
Here's a quick recap of the last two weeks of softball for the Lady Bears:
Syracuse 8, Bear River 7 – May 7
Bear River 19, Green Canyon 5 – April 30
Bear River 10, Sky View 1 – April 27
Bear River 4, Wasatch 3 – April 24
Bear River 6, Grantsville 3 – April 24
Bear River 8, Sky Ridge 1 – April 24
Bear River 8, Canyon View 6 – April 24
Bear River 6, Ridgeline 4 – April 23