SJH softball finishes second, boys’ track fourth
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When a relay team climbs to the top of the podium, there is often a shortage of room. That is true of the San Juan 4x100 relay team, which won the 2A race. Team members include Hunter Latham, Brittain Bowring, Payton Palmer and Max Morley. Toniee Lewis photos
After rain delayed the final round of the Utah 2A State Softball Tournament, play resumed on Monday, May 11 between the San Juan Broncos and the South Summit Wildcats.

The extra time off seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for the Wildcats as it gave their pitching ace Hannah Peterson time to recover after pitching the better part of two games on Saturday, May 9 before play was stopped.

San Juan, on the other hand came out a bit flat, especially on at the plate as they dropped both games to South Summit 12-5 and 6-1.

Tatiana Su’eSu’e was on fire at the plate all tournament before drawing six intentional walks in a row during the final two games against South Summit. The senior added five more homeruns to her state record 35 to end her career with 40 homers.

In the first game, both clubs came out hot with the Wildcats scoring three runs in the top of the first.

The Broncos would answer with two runs of their own to cut the lead to just one run, 3-2 heading into the second inning. South Summit continued to hit the ball scoring two runs in the second, third and fourth innings while holding San Juan scoreless through those innings to take a 9-2 after four innings of play.

The Wildcats added a run in the fifth and another in the sixth to take an 11-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth. San Juan finally answered with three runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to six runs 11-5. South Summit added one more insurance run in the seventh to push the score to 12-5, where it remained until the end of the game.

Tatiana Su’eSu’e picked up just her fifth loss of the season as she surrendered nine runs over four innings. Jessica Swenson entered the game in relief of Su’eSu’e and pitched well, giving up just three runs to close the game.

Swenson reported to the circle in game two of the day for the Broncos and picked up right where she left off, holding the Wildcat offense at bay.

Neither team scored through the first three innings. South Summit busted the game open in the bottom of the fourth scoring three runs. They then doubled their score with three more runs in the bottom of the fifth.

San Juan’s bats struggled again in the second game as the Broncos didn’t score until the top of the sixth when they pushed one run across the plate.

Once again, the late push by San Juan was too little too late as the Broncos fell to the Wildcats 6-1.

Swenson went the distance for the Broncos in the second game and pitched a solid game, giving up four earned runs over seven innings. The loss sent San Juan home for the second straight year with the runner-up trophy, their third in the past four years.

To the four seniors on this years’ squad, Tatiana, Jessica, Bailee and Jade, we bid you farewell and say thank you for your hard work and dedication, you will be missed.

Thanks for sharing your talents with us and taking us along with you on this journey. Good luck in whatever you do and wherever life takes you.

State Track
The San Juan High Track and Field team wrapped up their 2015 season this past week at the Utah Track and Field Championships held at BYU in Provo, UT.

The boys’ team finished in fourth place, while the girls’ team finished eleventh. In addition to the team scores, many Broncos on both teams finished on the podium throughout the meet.

One highlight of the meet was the boys’ 4x100 team winning the gold in that event with a time of 43:58. Another included Arizona Carr and Sara Morley finishing first and second in the Shot Put just ¾ of an inch apart with throws of; 34 ft. 11.25 in. and 34 ft. 10.5 in. respectively.

Those winning individual championships are: Arizona Carr, Shot Put, Brittain Bowring, High Jump. Relay teams taking home the gold: Boys’ 4x100, Hunter Latham, Brittain Bowring, Payton Palmer and Max Morley.

Other notable performances include Max Morley, third place 100 meters, second place 200 meters and second place in the 400 meters. Brittain Bowring, second place Long Jump.

Thanks to all you seniors for all your hard work and for the memories. Good luck in all your future endeavors.
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