In a showdown between the top two ranked teams in Class 3A, second-ranked Lehi delivered a message in blasting top-ranked Richfield 11-0 in the championship bracket of the state tournament Friday at Snow College.
Crystal Reece pitched a standout game for the Region 10 champion Pioneers, allowing just two hits in seven innings. Katie Gilman and Joselyn Chamberlain provided the offensive punch for Lehi, each ripping triples while going a combined 8-for-8 at the plate.The win leaves Lehi as the only undefeated team remaining in the double-elimination tournament, while Richfield, Uintah and Delta each have one loss. The Pioneers face Uintah in one semifinal game at 11 a.m., while Richfield meets Delta in the other. The winners meet at 1:30 for the title with a second game at 4 p.m. if necessary.
Delta 6, Cedar City 5: Lacee Johnson picked up the win on the mound as the Rabbits remained alive and sent the Lady Reds home for the summer.
Uintah 8, Emery 4: The Utes took advantage of four errors by the Spartans to advance in the tournament and punch the Spartans' ticket for home.
Richfield 11, Uintah 6: The Wildcats scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back in cruising past the third-ranked Utes.
Lehi 9, Cedar City 2: Rebecca Allen recorded eight strikeouts while allowing just five hits in leading the Pioneers past the Lady Reds.
Delta 11, Snow Canyon 5: A five-run fourth inning by the Rabbits broke open a tie game and knocked the fourth-ranked Warriors out of the tournament.
Emery 7, Union 6: The Spartans took a 7-4 lead into the final inning and managed to hold on and bounce the defending state champion Cougars from the tournament.
Class 4A tournament
Pleasant Grove 9, Bear River 2: The Vikings only had four hits but took advantage of eight errors in blasting the third-ranked Bears in a makeup of Thursday's rain out.