Virgin Valley’s Jessie Barnum returns a hit in a recent game on the hill Photo by Lou Martin

The Virgin Valley High School softball team played iron-man this week playing seven games in six days.

The Bulldogs went 4-3 for their week’s work. The Dawgs began the week on Monday, March 12, with a 9-6 win over Indian Springs.

Savannah Price got the win from the mound plus led the Dogs with three hits. The Dogs followed up crushing Cheyenne on Wednesday, March 14, 10-2. Price got the win plus three hits. Kylie Cannon also three hit the Desert Shields.

Thursday’s game against Western High School was rained out. The Bulldogs ended the weekend with a 2-3 record against Utah schools in an early bird tournament in Utah. They lost their opening game to Altamont, 16-15. The Dogs took a 15-10 lead into the final inning but lost on a walk off home run. Calee Clem had three hits for the Dogs.

Virgin Valley coach Travis Griffiths rested iron woman Price in Friday’s 5 p.m. game but her replacement gave up 17 runs in a 21-8 loss to San Juan High School. Price again led the Bulldog hitting attack with two hits.

The Lady Dogs roared back in Friday’s game under the lights crushing Kanab, 24-6. Kari Wakefield, Alexis Boatright and Price had two hits to lead the Dogs. Price back on the mound got the win.

The Dogs squandered a 15-9 lead Saturday morning against Hillcrest, giving up seven runs in the sixth to lose, 19-16. Clem led the Dogs with two hits.

The Bulldogs finished the weekend tourney with a 19-2 defeat of Delta. The game was called after two innings of play.

The Bulldogs traveled to Sunrise Mountain Monday, March 19, before hosting Desert Pines on Thursday as they continue play in Nevada.

“The girls did a nice job this week,” Griffiths said. “We are working to and getting better each game. Our games, against Nevada schools, Indian Springs and Cheyenne, were played with few mistakes.”

The Bulldogs early record stands at 6-5 going into league play.