Herriman wins second straight 6A softball championship


TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – It took a week longer than expected, but the Herriman High softball team is the 6A champion once again.

Libby Parkinson threw a complete game on the mound and hit a two-run home run as part of a six-run third inning, as the Mustangs blew past Layton to win back-to-back titles.

“When you’ve won one, you have this thing on your back like you have to win another one,” Parkinson said. “Leave a legacy for not just that one year.”

Alexis Smith hits a 2-run single to cap the third inning explosion. Sydnee Hoffman added an RBI base hit in the fifth inning as the Mustangs blew it open.

“Oh, it’s awesome,” Hoffman said about repeating as champs. “The day that state ends and we took it, you think about it. You think about next year and how much you want to win it again because you love that feeling.”

Because of several rain and lightning delays, the softball tournaments were postponed for an entire week. But for the Mustangs, it was worth the wait.

“It’s kind of crazy just to get in the right mindset,” said Parkinson. “You think you’re going to play and then you’re not going to play. Especially for multiple weeks, we didn’t know where we were going to play, but I always knew that if I had my girls on the field that we could get it done.”

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