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Bear River High softball team wins state Class 4A championship

After Tooele won Game 1 on Friday, the Bears took the series with two victories on Saturday.

The Bear River High School softball team won the 4A state championship Saturday after winning two consecutive games in the best-of-three series against Tooele. It was Bear River’s third 4A title in the last five years, excluding 2020′s pandemic season.

The Bears pummeled the Buffaloes 14-6 in the winner-take-all afternoon game. Bear River built a 10-0 lead and almost forced the mercy rule before Tooele scored just before the sixth inning ended.

Tooele on Friday won the first game 5-0. The Buffaloes scored two in the second inning and added three more in the sixth to seal the game.

But Bear River forced a deciding Game 3 after winning 4-2 on Saturday morning.

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