It was Davis, the current No. 1 team in Class 5A and on top in Region 2, that felt the wrath of the Panthers.
West slugged two two-run homers in the first, tallying five runs in the inning, en route to a 13-8 victory on Thursday.
Sophomore Huntyr Ava was the first to go deep, belting her shot to left and driving in Jazmyn Rollin — who had been hit by a pitch. Then, with Keisha White on base, it was Kamora Masina's turn, and she also sent one over the left-field fence.
For Masina, it's been a gradual process to get back into the rhythm of softball after she underwent surgery on her right rotator cuff.
She also was the starting pitcher for West (19-6, 10-2), which then scored three more runs in the second inning for an 8-0 lead.
"We've been kind of waiting for her to make adjustments in the box," said Lopati of Masina, who ended up 4 for 4 at the plate. "We've still got some time to be able to work on it, but it was awesome. It was fun for me to see that again from her."
"It's been tough for us, but now that we've come together as a family — that's our motto for us right now," said Masina, only a sophomore for the Panthers. "We played as individuals (against Davis nine days earlier). We played great, but not our best."
Sisters Huntyr and Breah Ava both had RBIs in the second, but Davis (18-3, 10-1) fought back, starting in the bottom of the inning when Sidney Byke hit a two-run double. The Darts got three more runs in the third off three hits, with West contributing with a pair of errors.
West regained its footing in the last part of the game, tallying two runs in both the fifth and seventh innings.
Despite the loss, Davis can do no worse than tie for first in region as the Darts host Layton on Friday in their regular-season finale. West finished its region slate with the win and will be at Bountiful on Friday in its last contest before the playoffs.
"How could they not be motivated? That's just a good team," Davis coach Mylie Zachman said. "I think we expected them to come out ready to play. We expected a battle and right from the gun they came out and hit some balls hard on us."