2-A BASEBALL: Utah Military Academy surges past Merit; St. Joseph falls

Tuesday , September 26, 2017 - 6:43 PM

RYAN COMER, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — The Utah Military Academy baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and rallied from a 10-4 deficit to defeat Merit Academy last week.

Merit scored four runs in each of the third and fifth innings to build a commanding 10-4 lead. Utah Military scored two in the fifth before its even bigger sixth inning.

Freshman James Summers went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple and two runs scored, while sophomore Dakota Atkinson and junior Koby Battema each collected a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs.

Sophomore Hunter Smith and senior Jacob Ogden each drove in a pair of runs as well. Ogden crossed home plate three times. Ogden and Battema each stole three bases. Sophomore Drawgen Glover stole two bases.

MERIT 10, ST. JOSEPH 6

OGDEN — Merit exploded for three runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the fifth to pull away from St. Joseph on Monday.

St. Joseph starting pitcher Nick Garcia struck out eight and allowed just three hits and one earned run over four innings.

Both teams traded runs in the first inning, and the score remained 1-1 until the top of the fourth.

St. Joseph scored two in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.

The Jayhawks committed six errors.

Contact Standard-Examiner sports reporter Ryan Comer at rcomer@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @RyanComerSe and on Facebook.

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