LEHI — Through social media, the remarkable news didn’t take long to spread through the community of Lehi. Last Saturday, within hours of each other, Lehi’s softball and baseball team both recorded no-hitters.

“After the game we were looking at our phones and someone said someone on the softball team just threw a no-hitter as well,” said Hayden Jacobson, Lehi’s senior ace who blanked Salem Hills 3-0 in the region baseball game.

A few hours earlier, junior Lexi Butterfield did the same thing to Orem in the 10-0 softball victory.

No-hitters are rare enough by themselves, but the odds of two on the same day to the same school seems extremely unlikely.

Butterfield and Jacobson each sent congratulatory texts to each other Saturday night, sharing a unique experience with a classmate who knew the exact joy the other was feeling.

“It was just one of those games you just kind of had that vibe, you usually don’t play on Saturdays. It worked out pretty well. It was a good day for our program.”

Lehi softball coach Tim Kennedy

Neither game was originally scheduled for Saturday either, but were make-up games from a brutal week of rainouts. Lehi’s softball game was only confirmed about 14 hours before the …read more


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