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Lady Reds turn up power, close in on title
by Tom Zulewski Iron County Today
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The Cedar Lady Reds head to the final week of the Region 9 season in firm control of its fate in pursuit of a championship. Bringing out the power bats has helped with the surge.

Thanks to five homers among 18 hits, Cedar opened last week with a 16-1 victory over the Dixie Flyers in just three innings on April 25 in its home finale for its seventh win in a row. After Dixie scored a run in the top of the first, Cedar responded emphatically with 10 in the bottom of the inning.

Dream Weaver and freshman Denim Henkel each hit two-run blasts to help the cause.

Allie Meisner and Pua Johnson went deep with two-run homers of their own with two out in the second inning that pushed the advantage even further, and freshman Brittnie Simcox finished off the win with one out in the bottom of the third with the fifth two-run shot of the game for the Lady Reds.

Dream Weaver, Japrix Weaver and Johnson each had three hits to lead Cedar in the win.

The Lady Reds kept up the pace with three more homers as they beat Hurricane in four innings by a 17-1 count to move to 8-0 in Region 9 play, a full game in front of Desert Hills heading to the final week.

Henkel and Sage Oldroyd hit two-run homers in the victory and Johnson added a grand slam.

Cedar played at Pine View on Tuesday in a game that was too late for press deadline. The Lady Reds will travel to face Desert Hills on Friday in a game that will likely decide the Region 9 champion who will stay home for the first round of the 3A playoffs.

Across town, the Canyon View softball team returned to action after a 15-day break and picked up a key victory by beating Carbon at home 6-4 on April 28. The Falcons improved to 4-3 in Region 12 play and 11-7 overall.

CV trailed 2-1 after the visiting Dinos got on the board in the top of the second, but they regained control with a four-run third inning and added valuable insurance with another run in the fifth.

Jordan Nielson picked up the victory in the circle for CV.

The Falcons had a pair of games this week, including a non-region matchup with Enterprise that was played Tuesday, a game too late for press deadline. They will close the Region 12 schedule with a rescheduled road game at Juab on Thursday.

Parowan finished its 2A South schedule by splitting a pair of matchups, winning 10-0 in five innings at Kanab on April 25, but falling to Beaver, 11-6 on April 28 to close in a tie with the Cowboys at 5-5 for third place.

Autumn Rogerson had a double and was staked to a 4-0 lead after two innings against the Cowboys before the Rams put the win away early with two runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth.

Against the Beavers, Parowan took a 3-2 lead after scoring a run in the top of the third, but Beaver countered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and two more in the fourth to take control.

The Rams close the regular season with a home game against Delta on Tuesday before finishing at South Sevier on Thursday.

Region 9 Standings

Softball

Through April 28

Cedar 8-0

Desert Hills 7-1

Snow Canyon 4-4

Hurricane 3-5

Dixie 1-7

Pine View 1-7

Region 12 Standings

Softball

Through April 28

Juab 6-0

Canyon View 4-3

North Sanpete 4-3

Carbon 4-4

Richfield 1-7

2A South Standings

Softball

Final

Enterprise 10-0

Beaver 8-2

Parowan 5-5

Kanab 5-5

Panguitch 2-8

Milford 0-10

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