Not even a strong hitting and pitching performance from Taylor Payne could carry the Lady Spartans past San Juan on Friday as the Emery suffered a 9-1 defeat.
Payne had a hot bat for the Spartans, going 2-4 and scoring one run. She singled in the fourth and seventh innings.
The Lady Spartans scored their only run of the game on an error in the fourth inning. It was a one point game until the fifth inning when San Juan caught fire and ran away with the game.
The Lady Spartans will travel to Payson to play in a tournament Saturday.