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High school softball: 2A team-by-team region capsules

Here’s a team-by-team look at the upcoming Class 2A softball season.

Enterprise hoists championship trophy after beating Gunnison Valley 6-5 on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Enterprise hoists the championship trophy after beating Gunnison Valley 6-5 on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Darren Cole

The 2020 high school softball season gets underway this week for teams in Class 2A. To prepare fans for the upcoming season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 2A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information.

The region rankings are based on coaches preseason projections.

There are three new softball coaches in 2A this year: Joe Moynier (Altamont), Alison Stander (Utah Military Camp Williams) and Dan Taylor (Wayne).

Here are the 2A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.


2A North

1. Duchesne Eagles

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Chuck Woodhouse (4th year)

2019 record: 17-10 (tied for first in 2A North with a 7-1 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Beaver in 2A second round: Eliminated by Gunnison Valley in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Kesley Woodhouse, CF, Sr.
  • Bell Clayburn, SS, Sr.
  • Hayley Greahl, RF, Sr.
  • Jaislyn Lefler, LF, Jr.

Coach comment: “Duchesne High School should have a good season in softball and be one of the top teams in the 2A division. We are excited about our returning players as well as the development of the young players. It is going to be a tough schedule and some very good teams but we feel confident that we will be battling in every game.”


2. Altamont Longhorns

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Joe Moynier (1st year)

2019 record: 12-11 (tied for first in 2A North with a 7-1 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Enterprise in 2A second round: Eliminated by Gunnison Valley in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Gracey Gardner
  • Rose Potts
  • Cassidy Rasmussen
  • Taylor Norman
  • Madison Zeeman

Coach comment: “I am really excited about getting started. We have a talented group of girls that work hard. I can’t wait to see how the season turns out for us.”


3. North Summit Braves

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Lori Williams (6th year)

2019 record: 4-15 (third in 2A North with a 4-4 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Parowan in 2A first round: Eliminated by Panguitch in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Jesse Hirzel, 2B/OF, Sr.
  • Jaide Crittenden, C, Sr.
  • Alyssa Blonquist, 3B/SS, Sr.
  • Meghan Ringel, 3B/2B, Jr.
  • Brynn Vernon, CF, Jr.
  • Brooklyn Schreiber, LF, Jr.
  • Savannah Adams, 1B, Jr.

Coach comment: “We are excited about the upcoming season and the possibilities in front of us. We return seven starters and have experienced kids who will more than fill the empty spots.”


4. Rowland Hall Winged Lions

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Kathy Howa (27th year)

2019 record: Didn’t participate

Returning contributors:

  • Chloe Coleman-Houghton, CF, Sr.
  • Laura Summerfield, 3B, Sr.
  • Mena Zendejas-Portugal, C, Jr.
  • Maddie Keil, P, Jr.

Coach comment: “I am so excited to be coaching again this year. I have a group of dedicated young women and proud to be their coach. We have a lot of potential and are glad to be back on the field this year.”


5. Rockwell Marshals

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Kenzie Griffis (2nd year)

2019 record: 1-9 (fifth in 2A Central with a 0-7 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Enterprise in 2A first round: Eliminated by Piute in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Savanna White, SS, Sr.
  • Skiley Cluff, P, Jr.
  • Ellie Anderson, 1B, Soph.

Coach comment: “It’s going to be a tough year, we have a lot of first-time players, so we have a lot of work to do before our first game! But we are ready for the season and ready to play.”


6. St. Joseph Jayhawks

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Joseph Stutton (2nd year)

2019 record: 0-10 (tied for fourth in 2A North with a 0-6 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Beaver in 2A first round: Eliminated by Milford in 2A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided


7. Utah Military Hillfield Thunderbirds

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Alison Stander (1st year)

2019 record: 0-7 (tied for fourth in 2A North with a 0-6 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Gunnison Valley in 2A first round: Eliminated by Kanab in 2A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided


2A Central

1. Gunnison Valley Bulldogs

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Tyson Brackett (9th year)

2019 record: 21-11 (first in 2A Central with an 8-0 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Beaver in 2A quarterfinals: Eliminated by Enterprise in 2A championship

Additional info not provided


2. North Sevier Wolves

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Angela Lindley (3rd year)

2019 record: 9-15 (second in 2A Central with a 4-2 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Parowan in 2A second round: Eliminated by Altamont in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Kamree Brunson, SS, Sr.
  • Kaysha Beckstead, 1B, Sr.
  • McKayla Crane, 3B, Jr.
  • Abby Johnson, P, Jr.
  • Madi Bennett, LF, Sr.

3. Millard Eagles

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Brian Wade (4th year)

2019 record: 11-12 (third in 2A Central with a 4-3 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Gunnison Valley in 2A second round: Eliminated by Duchesne in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Shaylee Burraston, P/IF, Soph.
  • McCall Aburto, IF, Jr.
  • Trisha Johnson, 1B, Sr.

Coach comment: “We have a very young and inexperienced team this year with only two seniors and four returning starters. If we can have some young girls step up and fill key roles then we should be competitive.”


4. Piute Thunderbirds

2020 Schedule

Head coach: James Barney (2nd year)

2019 record: 4-9 (fourth in 2A Central with a 1-5 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Altamont in 2A first round: Eliminated by Millard in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Tazia Johnson, P/C/SS, Sr.
  • Alysen Talbot, C/SS, Sr.
  • Ashley Talbot, OF, Jr.
  • Maci Barnson, OF/1B, Jr.
  • Brinnly Mirrimontes, 2B, Jr.

Coach comment: “This season should be exciting for us. We only had two seniors graduate last year, so we are returning a young energetic group that now has a year of experience under the current coaching staff. Our team is passionate, and we have high expectations to be very competitive this year.”


5. Wayne Badgers

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Dan Taylor (1st year)

2019 record: Didn’t participate

Coach comment: “We are very excited about our new softball program. It might take us a little time to get our feet under us, so watch for us in the near future.”


2A South

1. Enterprise Wolves

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Katye Jones (2nd year)

2019 record: 24-3 (first in 2A South with a 7-0 record)

2019 postseason: Beat Gunnison Valley in 2A championship

Returning contributors:

  • Jessica Chambers, C, Sr.
  • Shaylee Reber, 1B, Sr.
  • Dykell Jones, 2B, Jr.

Coach comment: “We lost a lot of players from last year, but feel like we have some girls that will step up and fill those spots.”


2. Beaver Beavers

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Dallin Clove (4th year)

2019 record: 19-5 (second in 2A South with an 8-2 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Enterprise in 2A semifinals: Eliminated by Gunnison Valley in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Lindsey Smith, IF, Sr.
  • Madi Robinson, P/IF, Jr.
  • Kamrie Anderson, P/IF, Sr.
  • Kenzlee Carter, IF, Soph.

3. Parowan Rams

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Sara Bishoff (2nd year)

2019 record: 10-17 (third in 2A South with a 5-4 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Enterprise in 2A quarterfinals: Eliminated by Duchesne in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Laci Sissener, SS, Jr.
  • Maddee Mathews, P, Jr.
  • Marlaina Barber, 1B, Sr.
  • Lauren Logan, 3B, Sr.

Coach comment: “I am so excited for our returning team and for our young girls to come into our program. We have a hard schedule this year, but I am so excited to see how they do against the competition. We have some great leaders coming back and some great new additions as freshmen.”


4. Kanab Cowboys

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Kevin Orton (5th year)

2019 record: 5-14 (fourth in 2A South with a 3-6 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Millard in 2A first round: Eliminated by Altamont in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Niesha Mognett, SS, Sr.
  • Kayce Carman, C, Jr.
  • Riley Staton, P/C, Soph.
  • Kati Riddle, P/IF, Soph.

Coach comment: “We are looking forward to the upcoming season. It is great to be outside again. We will look to do the best we can. We will be mixing some experienced varsity players with some new girls who will get some significant Varsity opportunities to help our team. It will be interesting to see how our girls respond to the opportunities given. 2A softball is always a juggernaut and we don’t expect this year to be any different.”


5. Panguitch Bobcats

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Kelly Holman (5th year)

2019 record: 4-13 (fifth in 2A South with a 2-6 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to North Sevier in 2A first round: Eliminated by Duchesne in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Cheyanne Callies, UTIL, Sr.
  • Cortney Houston, UTIL, Jr.
  • Kambree Howell, C, Soph.
  • Abbee Holman, P/SS, Soph.

Coach comment: “We have a young team with a lot of enthusiasm and commitment and players will need to perform at multiple positions. Should be a fun season.”


6. Milford Tigers

2020 Schedule

Head coach: Vili Faapouli (2nd year)

2019 record: 1-10 (sixth in 2A South with a 0-7 record)

2019 postseason: Lost to Duchesne in 2A first round: Eliminated by North Sevier in 2A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

  • Kierra Blackburn, Sr., C
  • Kalee Dotson, Jr., P
  • Malaysia Davis, Jr., SS
  • Paige Hardy, So., 1B/3B
  • Serena Sedillo, So., OF
  • Kinley Cox, So., C/OF