Morgan High Softball finished Ogden in five innings Monday 11-1, retaining its No. 1 spot in Region 13 with two regional games remaining in the season.
Morgan (16-8, 5-1 Region 13) scored four runs in the first inning and seven in the second. Callie Averett pitched five innings, allowing an earned run with six strikeouts.
Tess Polad homered and drove in two runs. Haylee Pickrell hit a double and drove in two. Alexis Hicken and Elena Birkeland both had two runs, with Hicken hitting a triple and Birkeland getting a double.
Ogden (3-7, 1-4) led 1-0 before Morgan came to bat. Abby Thompson hit 2-for-2 with a brace and scored the Tigers’ lone run.
SPANISH FORK 2, BEAR RIVER 0
In a matchup of the reigning 4A and 5A state champion teams, Bear River (15-3) was held to two hits. Zoe Sorensen and Kynlei Nelson had both hits for the Bears. Elson had a stolen base.
Kate Dahle pitched the full game, striking out eight batters, walking two and allowing five hits with two runs. Spanish Fork scored its two runs on a pair of solo homers.
WOODEN CROSS 9, SYRACUSE 6
Woods Cross had a 6-1 lead after two innings that repelled a comeback attempt at Syracuse. Taylor Ayala went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three stolen bases and four runs scored for Woods Cross (12-4).
Blake Stanger hit 2 for 2 with three RBIs. Micah Mortensen hit a brace.
Corbin Sholly drove in three runs and had a brace for Syracuse (3-13). Tyler Mitchell went 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Easton Hamblin hit a brace.
LAYTON CHRISTIAN 1, MORGAN 0
Enzo Jacques scored a goal and Inigo Castro kept the shutout in goal as Layton Christian beat Morgan (9-5, 6-3 Region 13) to clinch the absolute Region 13 championship. Felipe Harada gave a assist for LCA (13-3, 9-1).