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By Daniela Garcia
On April 17, 2012 the Payson High School Softball Team hosted their annual Swing for Life game. This year the games were against the Delta Rabbits, the Varsity, JV, and Sophomore teams all were each victorious. During the games there was a silent auction held where people could bid on blankets, jewelry, and much more. In between innings Payson’s own Hypno-Hick would go out on the field and auction off different items that were donated by the public, items like a gym pass, blankets, purses, bats, gift cards. The money raised in the silent auction as well as the live auction was added together for a total of $2,800. Last year the money raised was donated to PHS own Summer Simmons to help her with the financial costs that come with thyroid cancer. Summer Simmons is now cancer free.
“It’s a good feeling knowing that our softball team can help someone in need and that we raised the most money we ever have before,” said Captain Miranda Callaway.
To start off the varsity game, Shaylee Larson went to the mound to warm up, the first three batters of the Rabbits got stroke out to end the top of the first inning. The bottom of the inning the Lions scored two runs. To start the bottom of the third the Lions led 2-0; with two girls on base Jaisha Webb came up and hit her tenth homerun.
“It always feels good to hit a home run. It shows that not only is our team great defensively, but that we will put up the points offensively to back up our pitching. Even though it’s awesome to hit a home run, it’s just as important to get on base. My team has done a really good job of putting themselves on the bases so that when someone hits a homer we put up multiple points. We really help each other’s stats and I’m glad I have girls that get on in front of me,” said Webb.
After that the Lions were on a hitting streak and scored three more runs. In the beginning of the bottom of the fifth inning the Lions had ten run ruled the Delta Rabbits and the game was over, pitcher Shaylee Larson had pitched a no hitter, first one this season, and the final score was 10-0.
The Lady Lions are now 3-2 in region and are going to face their opponents one last time before state. We wish the lady lions the best of luck in the rest of their season.
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