PLEASANT VIEW -- It took a lot longer than expected, but the Weber Warriors did something they haven't done this season -- win a close game.
Despite giving up five second-inning runs, the Warriors didn't allow another run to cross the plate and found themselves on the winning end of a back-and-forth 6-5, 11-inning victory over the Davis Darts Tuesday afternoon.
"I thought that we made plays -- big plays that really put us over the top," Weber coach Jeff Eure said. "The games that we have lost this year are all one-run games with the exception of one, and two of those were in extra innings. It was nice to be on the winning end of one of those games this time."
Weber was aggressive early on and it paid off as Tanner Crowell had an RBI groundout in the first inning for a 1-0 Warriors lead. However, it was Davis that really got the ball rolling offensively when it tallied five runs in the second inning to take a quick 5-1 lead. In the inning, Zac Fuller had a two-run home run while Carson Beyer had a two-run triple.
From there, the Darts stranded 13 runners on base the rest of the way. The Warriors fought their way back with a three-run third inning, highlighted by RBI singles from Nelson Champion and Cortland Lockwood. Champion would add another RBI single in the fourth inning that tied the game at 5-5.
Weber stranded 17 base runners on the day, but none of that mattered late in the game. With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning and a runner on second, starting pitcher Joe Luna dropped in a single into left field that fell between three Davis players and allowed Austin Kelly to cross the plate with the winning run.
Weber's Cooper Roylance had three hits and scored twice while Champion had two hits and two RBIs. Davis was led by Fuller's 3-for-5 day at the plate with two RBIs coming on the home run. Beyer had three hits and two RBIs in the loss.
* SYRACUSE 3, FREMONT 2 (9 INNINGS): At Syracuse, the Titans got a dominant complete-game pitching performance from Jason Jourdan and Jayden Bearnsen knocked a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep Syracuse on top of the region standings.
Jourdan pitched all nine innings and finished the game with 12 strikeouts on 112 pitches. Bearnson had two hits and two RBIs for the winning side.
* LOGAN 5, BONNEVILLE 2: At Washington Terrace, the Lakers scratched out two runs on three hits while falling short at home.
Chase Nelson homered for the Grizzlies.
* MOUNTAIN CREST 3, ROY 2: At Hyrum, the score after the first inning held up with the Royals coming up on the losing end.
* SKY VIEW 8, BOX ELDER 4: At Smithfield, the Bees gave up seven runs and the lead to the Bobcats in the sixth inning.
* OGDEN 9, BEN LOMOND 1: At Ogden, Joe Bischoff pitched a complete game and the Tigers scored runs in every inning except the sixth to handle their rivals.
* STANSBURY 9, BEAR RIVER 5 (14 INNINGS): At Garland, the Stallions finally broke through for four runs after playing the equivalent of two games against the Bears. Bear River extended the game by matching Stansbury's two run in the ninth.
* GRANTSVILLE 9, MORGAN 0: At Grantsville, the Trojans committed five errors and had only three hits while the Cowboys put up three runs in three different innings.