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Olympus softball wins Region 6, advances and falls in state

Jun 04, 2024 11:29AM ● By Josh McFadden

Charlie Turner was big on the mound for Olympus this season. (File photo City Journals)

Despite a disappointing ending to the season, the Olympus softball team has plenty to be proud of. 

The Titans capped off the 2024 regular season with a Region 6 championship, going through the league schedule with an unblemished 12-0 record. The Titans built on that success with some big wins in the Class 5A state tournament. 

With the No. 10 seed and a 14-8 overall record, Olympus hosted No. 23 Timpview in the regionals May 11 and 13 in a best-of-three series. The Titans won two contests in one-sided fashion to advance. 

Game one saw Olympus prevail 9-2, scoring three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. Charlie Turner was big on the mound for the Titans, striking out nine batters and getting the win. Olympus also got 13 hits on the day. Kristina Walker hit a triple and brought in a run. Turner, Eliza Johnson and Adi Corner each had doubles, with Corner adding two RBI. 

Two days later, Olympus moved on in the tournament with a 12-1 victory that only required five innings of play. The Titans got five runs in the fourth inning to put things away. Turner was once again fantastic, this time retiring 13 batters and hitting a double. Johnson and Charlotte Corner each had two RBI. 

The wins didn’t stop there. 

Olympus continued its postseason success with a pair of wins in the super regionals. The Titans beat seventh-seeded Bonneville in a pair of road games to move to bracket play. Olympus won 6-5 in a close game May 16. Olympus totaled 13 hits on the day and got nine strikeouts from Turner. Walker drove in a pair of runs in the win, and Adi Corner hit two doubles and had an RBI. 

In game two, Olympus clinched the series with another 6-5 win. Like the preceding one-run victory, this one came in eight innings with Olympus exhibiting clutch play and resilience. The Titans had two runs in the eighth inning to go up 6-4 and then held Bonneville to a single run in the bottom of the eighth. Charlotte Corner hit a home run and drove in two runs for Olympus. Allisson Robles hit a double and had an RBI. 

In the double-elimination bracket round, Olympus found the going to be tougher. The Titans lost to Springville 11-2 on May 21, giving up nine runs alone in the second inning. Springville also held Olympus to just three hits on the day. Adi Corner had two RBI for the Titans. 

The setback dropped Olympus to the consolation bracket where one more defeat would end its season. Unfortunately, for the Titans, they ran into a red-hot Salem Hills team and lost 18-2 in a four-inning game. 

The Titans ended the season with an 18-10 record and have some key players coming back in 2025. Johnson is a junior, and Charlotte Corner is just a sophomore. Meanwhile, Adi Corner and Turner will be back for their senior seasons in 2025. In all, just three players graduate off this year’s team. λ