As softball season gets off to soggy start, players use Dixie’s outfield as dance floor

ST. GEORGE — Local high school softball action got off to a soggy start over the weekend as the Dixie Flyers hosted nine other teams in the “Flyer Fire Up” invitational tournament.

Beaver and Dixie high school softball players dance in the outfield during a rain delay, St. George, Utah, March 11, 2023 | Photo courtesy of Malia Mullins, St. George News

Host team Dixie started the tournament with a 7-3 win over Juan Diego on Friday morning, went on to lose to Olympus later that afternoon and to Syracuse on Saturday morning.

Dixie’s scheduled Saturday evening games against Beaver and Enterprise were both canceled due to weather after multiple afternoon contests had been delayed. 

During the lull in the action, the players from Dixie, Beaver and Olympus took to the outfield grass and began dancing to the music playing on the public address system.

Dixie fan Malia Mullins captured the moment on her cell phone camera and shared it with St. George News, along with the quote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.”

Dixie finished with a 1-2 record over the two days, while Beaver and Enterprise each went 2-2. Those were the only three Southern Utah schools to participate in the tournament.

Results of the Flyer Fire Up softball preseason tournament hosted by Dixie High School, St. George, Utah, March 10-11, 2023 | Image courtesy of Dixie High Athletics, St. George News

This coming weekend, March 17-18, most Region 10 schools will be taking part in various preseason tournaments, as follows:

  • Dixie is scheduled to play five games at St. George City’s March Warm-Up Classic.
  • Snow Canyon will be hosting the Warrior Elite invitational (with Desert Hills also participating).
  • Hurricane will be traveling to Moab.
  • Cedar will be going to St. George for one varsity game and multiple JV games.

Additionally, Pine View will be hosting Canyon View and Union on Wednesday, followed by Enterprise and Gunnison on Thursday. Crimson Cliffs, which already has played seven preseason games after hosting a tournament last weekend, is idle this week and won’t play again until next week’s regular-season opener.

Region 10’s regular season action starts on Tuesday, March 21, with the following contests scheduled:

  • Dixie at Cedar, 3 p.m.
  • Crimson Cliffs at Desert Hills, 7:30 p.m.
  • Snow Canyon at Hurricane, 7:30 
  • Pine View, bye.

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