PLAIN CITY — Good defense keeps the opponent’s bats from making too much noise.
Such was the case on Wednesday as Fremont whipped Weber 11-1 in five innings in an early-season prep baseball battle between the neighboring schools.
The Silver Wolves took advantage of a couple of Weber errors to score three runs in the first inning, five in the second and three in the fifth.
Meanwhile, Fremont played solid defense to back up pitcher Levi Musselman.
“We have been playing great defense this spring,” Fremont coach Jeff Messerly said. “We had a couple of double plays. The guys are doing a good job.”
Jared Neilson went 3 for 3 in his first game this spring, Tommy Wilson added a double and Trevor Bennett had two RBIs to pace the Wolves’ 14-hit attack.
Fremont is 5-3 on the season heading into a Saturday doubleheader with Roy and Dixie.
“Weather permitting, I think we’re getting what we want out of these early games. We played well in St. George. I’m pleased with the defense,” Messerly said.
In other non-league baseball games, Alta topped Layton 5-2, and Mountain View handed Davis its first loss of the season, 8-5 in the Vivent Classic in Orem.
• WEBER 3, LOGAN 1: At Pleasant View, Jayden Bybee scored a hat trick to pace the Warriors past the Grizzlies.
Chance Blackman added an assist.
Andrew Chavez scored for Logan.
• NORTHRIDGE 1, ROY 0: At Roy, the Knights got a first-half score from Steve Cannavina and made it hold up against the visiting Royals.
• ST. JOSEPH 8, WENDOVER 0: At Wendover, David Donlevy tallied five goals to boost the Jayhawks.
Oswald Cruz added a goal and an assist, while Keyanu Tate recorded four assists in the lopsided game.
Jordan Jones and Connor Letendre added the other goals.
Mitch Koehler posted the shutout, while Kenan Richards anchored the St. Joseph defense.
• Bonneville 15, Logan 0 (three innings): At Washington Terrace’s CD Field, junior right-hander Andy Hancock tossed a one-hit shutout and the Lakers snapped a three-game skid.
Hancock faced just 10 batters and struck out nine. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Cortney Porter was 3-for-4 with a triple and scored a run. Abby Toller went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs; Mykel Davis was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs; Madeline Jensen went 2-for-2 with three runs; and Sheyenne Keesler was 2-for-3 with a run for Bonneville (2-4 overall, 1-2 league), which had 15 hits, including four for extra bases.
Logan is 4-5, 0-3.
• Bear River 7, Tooele 4: At Tooele’s Desert Peak Complex, the five-time defending state 3-A champion Bears built a 7-1 fifth-inning lead.
Erin Fox smacked a solo home run, Jordan Theurer had two run-scoring groundouts and McKenna King had an RBI single for Bear River (6-1, 1-0).
The Buffaloes are 0-8, 0-1.
• Grantsville 17, Ogden 1 (four innings): At Ogden High, the Cowboys (5-1, 1-0) had 11 extra-base hits — seven doubles, two triples and two home runs — in spanking the Tigers.
Shelby Garner homered for Ogden (0-1), which committed 10 errors.
• Stansbury 16, Ben Lomond 0 (three innings): At Stansbury Park, the Stallions (7-1, 1-0) had five extra-base hits in blanking the Scots (0-1).
• Weber 7, Clearfield 1: At Pleasant View’s Earl Heninger Field, senior right-hander McKenna Bull — who has signed with BYU — threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks.
The Warriors’ Gennalyn Guthrie went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple. Johnni Arbon drilled a two-run double and Haylee Chugg, Hali Bennion and Lexus Goodpasture each had an RBI single for defending 5-A champion Weber (2-2).
Bailey Douglas had a run-scoring single for the Falcons (2-4).
• Taylorsville 8, Syracuse 7: At Syracuse, the Titans’ Courtney Starks went 3-for-3 with two bombs — a two-run shot and a solo dinger — a walk, three RBIs and scored three runs.
Brittany Vasquez was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs and Cassidy Basinger went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Syracuse (2-5).
• Sky View 12, Morgan 1 (five innings): At Smithfield, the Trojans (2-5) had only two hits and committed five errors.
The Bobcats are 4-2.