Lady Broncos are gearing up for first round of state tournament

by Rhett Sifford
Sports Editor
It was a flurry of uncertainty for the San Juan High School softball team this past week. All six of their games originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 were cancelled, including the entire Swing for Life Tournament in Salt Lake City.
But it wasn’t a total loss for the Lady Broncos. On Monday, April 29 they were able to make up the four games that were lost when the Swing for Life was cancelled, albeit against slightly different opponents.
They opened the day with a tough 14-1 loss to Hunter but bounced back for a nice 12-1 win over Granger in game two.
Game three brought a rare result – a 7-7 tie against Bingham. It’s the first deadlock for San Juan since they played Jordan to a 5-5 final on March 25, 2017 during the Red Rock Invitational in Moab.
The Lady Broncos closed out the day with an 8-1 loss to Lehi, bringing their final regular season record to 12-9-1. Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, April 23, the team closed out their season series with Monticello in a 24-2 road win.
Before the 2A standings were taken offline by the Utah High School Activities Association over the past weekend San Juan was hanging on to sixth place.
Though their position probably didn’t improve following Monday’s games, the Lady Broncos will still avoid having to play a 2A Utah State Tournament play-in game on Saturday, May 4.
They must travel for the first round of the tournament however, with their opponent and location still to be determined. If they suffer a loss in the first round, San Juan will have to play an additional game at that same location on Saturday.
The remainder of the tournament will be played next Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11 at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex in Spanish Fork, UT.

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