SPANISH FORK -- Though the sting of an 11-1 season-ending loss is still on their minds, St. Joseph baseball coach Steve Mendez is proud of his Jayhawks baseball squad.
"We started the season with six guys at our first practice," Mendez said, "and we finished the season among the top six in 1-A baseball. I could not be more proud of the group."
Piute banged the ball around on Monday for an 11-1 victory over St. Joseph in the state 1-A baseball quarterfinals at Spanish Fork High School.
The Jayhawks managed just a single hit, a Ty Evans triple that brought Pat Choffel home.
"They hit the ball well. We had a few baserunners, but not nearly enough against a good hitting team." Mendez said.
St. Joseph finished the season with a 10-7 season.