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NO SLUGFEST AS WEST SHUTS OUT CYPRUS

When Region 7 softball rivals West and Cyprus met on the field Tuesday afternoon, it appeared that fans might enjoy a slugfest between two high-scoring teams.

Just the opposite occurred though, as Panther pitcher Natalie Young threw a six-inning no-hitter to give West a 1-0 victory over the Pirates and remain the top team in region play.Young aided her cause by driving in the only run of the game with a two-out single in the first inning that gave West (3-0) the early lead.

The senior got out of a jam in the second inning and then put down 12-consecutive Cyprus batters to secure the no-hitter.

Elsewhere in the state:

Region 1

Bonneville 7, Northridge 2

At Northridge, JoLynn Godfrey's bases-loaded double in the seventh inning broke open a tight game to give the Lakers a region win over the Knights. Michelle Boam notched her eighth win of the season for Bonneville, which improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in region play. Northridge fell to 5-3, 1-2.

Region 2

Cottonwood 9, Skyline 1

At Skyline, sparked by a double play in the bottom of the fifth, the Colts broke open a tie game with eight runs in the sixth to ground the Eagles. Natalie Peterson struck out five batters in picking up the win for Cottonwood (4-3, 2-0).

Highland 7, Viewmont 0

At Viewmont, Sherie Holmes threw a no-hit, perfect game to give the fifth-ranked Rams a win over the Vikings. Holmes struck out six Viking batters and teammate Kari Lewis drove in two runs with a double for Highland (6-3, 2-0).

Bountiful 15, Davis 3

At Bountiful, the Braves picked up their first region victory by dropping the Darts. Bountiful (2-9, 1-1) used the strong pitching of Melanie Sorenson and hitting of Heather Pistorius to pick up the win.

Region 3

Bingham 10, Kearns 1

At Kearns, the top-ranked Miners cruised past the Cougars to remain undefeated on the season. Jenny Hardy and Kelly Borich combined for four hits and three RBIs for Bingham (11-0, 3-0), which scored in every inning.

Taylorsville 13, Granger 1

At Taylorsville, the Warriors picked up their first region win of the season by dumping the Lancers. Heather Bingham had two singles and a double for Taylorsville (1-2), while teammate Jill Roberts slammed a home run.

West Jordan 4, Hunter 1

At West Jordan, Brooke Baker recorded nine strikeouts and also drove in a run to lead the fourth-ranked Jaguars to a victory over the Wolverines. Ange Rutledge and Shalli Milkovich also drove in runs for West Jordan (7-0, 3-0).

Region 4

Alta 3, Orem 0

At Alta, Monika Hurley gave up just two hits while striking out nine batters as the Hawks blanked the Tigers. Cassie Alvey and Annie Roberts each drove in a run to lead the offense for Alta (5-3, 2-0).

Hillcrest 6, Brighton 3

At Hillcrest, Misty Lundberg had three hits, scored twice and drove in three runs to power the third-ranked Huskies to a victory over the Bengals. Sheralyn Hunt added two hits and a pair of RBIs for Hillcrest (7-1, 2-0).

American Fork 7, Mountain View 5

At Mountain View, the Cavemen rallied in the last two innings to knock off the Bruins. Mindy Dibb drove in two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game and American Fork (5-5, 1-1) scored twice more in the seventh for insurance.

Region 6

Judge 4, Jordan 2

At Jordan, the Bulldogs pulled off the surprise of the day by knocking off the fourth-ranked Beetdiggers. Jordan lost for the first time this season.

Murray 7, Tooele 1

At Murray, the Spartans scored six runs in the final three innings to pull away from the Buffaloes. Gwyn Lyons gave up just three hits in picking up the win for Murray (6-6, 3-2).

Region 8

Spanish Fork 9, Payson 1

At Payson, the Dons tied the game in the seventh and then added eight runs in the eighth to tame the Lions. Kalli Mecham recorded the win for Spanish Fork (2-0).

Pleasant Grove 10, Springville 9

At Pleasant Grove, the second-ranked Vikings blew five-run lead but rallied in the ninth inning to outlast the third-ranked Red Devils. Sunny Smith had a triple and home run for Pleasant Grove (2-0).

Timpview 9, Provo 7

At Timpview, Suzie McLellan's two-run triple in the sixth inning plated the winning run and gave the Thunderbirds a comeback win over the Bulldogs. Timpview (2-6, 1-1) trailed 7-0 after three innings before its big rally.

Region 10

Union 17, Park City 0

At Union, Kristina Osborne and Julie Sims each drove in four runs and Charlie McKinnen plated three more as the Cougars rolled over the Miners. Osborne, Jeanie Neilson and Jenni Nelson each smacked home runs for Union (7-5, 1-0).

Region 11

Carbon 7, North Sanpete 6

At Carbon, Cami Carlson's two-out triple in the bottom of the seventh plated the game-winning run as the second-ranked Dinos knocked off the top-ranked Hawks. Carbon (9-3, 2-0) gave up four runs in the top of the inning to fall behind 6-5 before staging its rally.

Emery 4, Richfield 1

At Emery, Mary Brinkerhoff struck out nine Wildcats in leading the Spartans to victory. Emery improved to 8-5 overall after winning its region opener.

Region 12

Millard 20, Gunnison 18

At Millard, Shelly Koyle and Shelly Nixon each hit homeruns in the eighth inning that rallied the Eagles past the Bulldogs. Brandy Robinson added a home run and double for Millard (5-5, 1-2).