Tigers trample Scots

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Chris Christensen

OGDEN — It was the final time the Ogden Tigers would be playing the Ben Lomond Scots in a meaningful region game for the foreseeable future and this one wasn’t even close.

Led by the pitching of JJ Stein and an all-around effort from different players at the plate, the Tigers went to their crosstown rivals and walked out with a solid 16-0 victory on a cold and chilly afternoon.

“I thought that JJ pitched well today and we backed him up with some timely hits and really took what they were giving to us,” Ogden coach Troy Kolan said. “We needed to get this win today to give us some momentum heading into our key clash with Tooele on Thursday. It’s a big game and will go a long way to proving that we can be a playoff team coming down the stretch.”

While Stein was dealing on the mound with a variety of pitches, he and his teammates were taking advantage of Ben Lomond’s pitching by racking up the runs. The Tigers tallied four or more runs in three of the five innings they played to put the Scots on their heels.

Multiple players had multiple hits for the Tigers, led by a 3-for-4 effort from Ryan DeYoung. DeYoung also had two RBIs in the first inning. Stein, Blake Harvey, Michael Richardson, and Alex Halverson also had two hits each. Each of those players also had a single RBI.

Stein earned the win on the mound by surrendering one single to Anthony Maestas in the first inning and finishing with three strikeouts.

“We have been having a pretty good year to this point,” Kolan said. “We need to keep playing and being patient and doing the things that we have done well to this point so we can be one of the teams that makes the tournament in a couple of weeks. And having games like this can elevate what we are trying to get done here at Ogden.”

• BEAR RIVER 11, STANSBURY 1: At Stansbury, the Bears had the Stallions’ number: 10.

Bear River scored 10 runs in the fourth inning to top Stansbury and Hayden Woodward struck out 10 in the 10-run victory.

Region 1

• FREMONT 4, SYRACUSE 3: At Plain City, Silver Wolves pitcher Josh Payne cruised through 6 2/3 innings before the Titans struck for a pair of runs to force Fremont to bat in the seventh.

Kaden King tripled to start Syracuse’s rally with two outs and no one on in the top of the seventh, but Fremont celebrated last when Bryson Roundy drove in the game-winning runs with a base hit in the bottom half of the inning.

“It was a wild seventh inning,” Fremont coach Jeff Messerly said. “It was a really fun game; a lot of excitement the last little bit there.”

Payne allowed five hits and struck out three, but three of those hits, a triple, double and a single, came in the top of the seventh. Levi Musselman pitched to one batter in the inning and earned the win.

• LAYTON 6, NORTHRIDGE 5: At Layton High, the Lancers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to top their crosstown rivals, getting the winning run as Caleb Harrop worked a bases-loaded walk.

Jaden Trujillo struck out seven over three innings of relief to earn the win for Layton. Quentin Marcelin homered for the Lancers while Dexter Paiz doubled and went 2 for 4 and Logan Greenhalgh went 2 for 3.

Northridge’s Robbie Vernon and Kyle Eichmeier had two hits apiece.

Layton got three singles and a double in the seventh before walking the game-winner across.

Region 5

• ROY 4, MOUNTAIN CREST 1: At Hyrum, Royals pitcher Garrett Bowman tossed a complete game one-hitter to dominate the Mustangs.

Bowman struck out seven and walked just one over seven innings.

“That was definitely the story,” Roy coach Travis Flint said. “He was phenomenal. ... He was real aggressive and he was throwing all three of his pitches for strikes. He did a great job of controlling the game from the first pitch. He had good stuff and I think they might have hit two balls that went out of the infield.”

The Royals rapped three of their five hits in third inning, starting off with a walk followed by all three hits, capped by a two-run double by Skyler Coombs to give Bowman all the cushion he needed.

• SKY VIEW 6, BOX ELDER 4 (13 INNINGS): At Brigham City, the Bobcats stung the Bees in extra innings.

Both teams scored in the 11th inning to keep the game going, but Sky View’s Zach Hansen went seven innings in relief before finally earning the win. Colter Johnson had four hits and scored three times to lead the Bobcats.

• LOGAN 6, BONNEVILLE 5: At Logan, the Grizzlies pushed across four runs in the bottom of the seventh to overtake the Lakers.

Region 14

• SOUTH SUMMIT 7, LAYTON CHRISTIAN 4: At Kamas, the Eagles rapped out 11 hits but only scored four runs; South Summit ended up with 12 hits, including five doubles.

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