The centerfielder for Bear River made a highlight reel play in her team’s state championship win
For most who play youth sports, the ultimate achievement they could hope to aspire to as athletes is to become a champion at the high school level. Every year, a few achieve this goal — and even better, some make the highlight reels in doing so.
In Utah, Bear River High School won the state’s Class 4A softball championship on Saturday in a game that featured an acrobatic play by one of their outfielders. During the game, centerfielder Olivia Taylor went airborne and over — and through a retaining fence making a catch in order to try and save a home run.
Bear River would go on to win the game and take the state championship, blowing out Tooele 14-6 after forcing a third game in a winner-take-all series earlier that morning.
Bear River came into Saturday’s set of games motivated, as they had felt they had missed out on opportunities during a loss to Tooele on Friday. After scoring zero runs on four hits in the first game of the series, Bear River proceeded to score 18 across Saturday’s pair of games, including four home-runs.