Thursday's Utah high school sports roundup for baseball, boys soccer and softball
BRIGHTON 3, COPPER HILLS 1: Brighton clinched the Region 3 championship with a strong road victory over Copper Hills. The Grizzlies briefly cut Brighton's lead to 2-1 in the second half, but the Bengals tacked on an important insurance goal midway through the second half.
MURRAY 2, HILLCREST 0: Andrew Clayton and Chad Piersen each netted goals while Tanner Critchfield recorded the shutout to lead Murray past Hillcrest. Chris Oregon also dished out an assist in the win.
OLYMPUS 2, SKYLINE 2: The Region 7 game ended in a tie after two overtimes.
GRAND 11, AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 1: Donna Snow pitched the win from the circle and Teaven Fredericks roped a home run as Grand blew past ALA in five innings.
ENTERPRISE 11, DUCHESNE 1: Dakota Robinson ripped two doubles and knocked one out of the park, while Madison Holmes and Taylor Phelps each hit two doubles to power Enterprise. Danielle Hess pitched the win for the Wolves.
SOUTH SUMMIT 5, PAROWAN 2: South Summit scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on to beat Parowan in the first round of the 2A playoffs. Natalie Nichols pitched the win for the Wildcats.
GUNNISON 9, RICHFIELD 1: Gunnison was able to limit Richfield to just one run as the Bulldogs cruised past the Wildcats in the first round of the 2A Playoffs. Sadee Sorensen earned the win on the mound for Gunnison.
SUMMIT ACADEMY 1, BEAVER 0: Summit Academy blanked Beaver to advance through the winner's bracket of the 2A state tournament. CheyAnne Dahl finished with 12 Ks in the victory.
MANTI 10, NORTH SUMMIT 0: Six of Manti's 12 hits went for extra bases and Kali Thomson pitched the shut-out victory to propel the Templars over North Summit. Mikaela Cox also roped a double and a homer in the win.
SAN JUAN 15, NORTH SEVIER 0: San Juan racked up 13 hits in four innings to blow past North Sevier and advance to the winner's bracket of the 2A Playoffs. Tatianna Sue Sue pitched the no-hit shutout and went yard for the Broncos.
MILLARD 17, ALTAMONT 2: Millard scattered 16 hits and scored 17 runs in the first three innings to pick up the first-round victory over Altamont. Meagan Dearden earned the win from the circle and hit a home run to power the Eagles.
ENTERPRISE 8, GRAND 3: The third-ranked Wolves survived a tough quarterfinal game against Grand in the 2A state tournament. Dakota Robinson earned the win and hit one of the team's three doubles in leading the Wolves to a win.
MANTI 11, SUMMIT ACADEMY 1: The top-ranked Templars earned a decisive quarterfinal win against the Bears behind solid hitting that included three doubles and a home run by Takisha McFarlane.
SAN JUAN 8, MILLARD 7: The second-ranked Broncos survived an extra-inning battle against fifth-ranked Millard to advance in the 2A playoffs. San Juan had three home runs — Brooke Lyman, L'Sha Eldredge and winning pitcher Tatianna Su'e Su'e.
SOUTH SUMMIT 11, GUNNISON 1: Natalie Nichols earned the win as the fourth-ranked Wildcats advance in the 2A state tournament.
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