Tough times for Roy, Davis boys in baseball elimination contests

May 21 2013 - 12:04am

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Roy High School’s Bridger Gray dives back to first base ahead of a throw to first baseman Preston Hannay during Roy’s 2-1 loss to Murray High School during the state 4-A baseball playoffs in Kearns on Monday. 
BENJAMIN ZACK
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Roy High School baseball players hang their heads after being eliminated from the state 4-A tournament following a 2-1 loss to Murray High School in Kearns on Monday.
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Roy High School is eliminated from the State 4-A playoffs in a 2-1 extra-innings loss to Murray High School in Kearns on Monday.
Roy High School’s Bridger Gray dives back to first base ahead of a throw to first baseman Preston Hannay during Roy’s 2-1 loss to Murray High School during the state 4-A baseball playoffs in Kearns on Monday. 
BENJAMIN ZACK
Standard-Examiner
BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner
Roy High School baseball players hang their heads after being eliminated from the state 4-A tournament following a 2-1 loss to Murray High School in Kearns on Monday.
ENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner 
Roy High School is eliminated from the State 4-A playoffs in a 2-1 extra-innings loss to Murray High School in Kearns on Monday.

KEARNS -- Slow or quick, both ways are painful.

Eight teams went into Monday's action -- starting the final week of high school baseball in the state -- with high hopes to battle through the one-loss side of the state 4-A and 5-A tournaments.

Roy led Murray early in a 4-A game, allowed the Spartans to tied it up, and eventually lost 2-1 in eight innings.

Davis' foray into the state 5-A action was a fiasco from the start, as the Darts fell to Cottonwood 10-0 in six quick innings of action.

Coach Travis Flint's Royals got on the board in the third inning, but gave up the tying run in the sixth inning.

The game had been delayed for more than four hours due to wet conditions at Kearns High School.

The Royals managed five hits off Murray's Cam Howe, but didn't score again.

The Spartans finally pushed across a run in the eighth to send the Royals home with an overall record of 12-11 on the season.

Sage Sutherland cracked a double for Murray.

Region 5 champion Logan did earn the right to play again on Tuesday, as the Grizzlies enjoyed a big third inning to post a 7-2 victory over Woods Cross later in the day.

Grizzlies' pitcher Chase Nelson only allowed two hits in the victory.

Meanwhile, Logan pushed across four runs in the third inning to take charge.

Mountain Crest and Cyprus were knotted at 1-1 late Monday in another elimination game. The weather had pushed things back so far, that UHSAA organizers decided to play the scheduled nightcap between Sky View and Westlake today at 9 a.m. Logan and Murray meet at 1:30 p.m. today.

The four unbeaten teams in the 4-A tournament are all Utah County schools.

The 4-A tournament has two more full days of action at Kearns High before moving to UVU.

5-A tourney

* COTTONWOOD 10, DAVIS 0: At Utah Valley's Brown Ballpark, Cottonwood got off to a quick start in the 5-A elimination game against Davis and never looked back.

An early error on Davis' part helped the Colts build a 3-0 lead. Davis struggled to get its offense going all game despite a double from Bronson Larsen and two hits from Tyler Hall.

Hunter Smith only allowed five hits in recording the shutout victory. Josh Shapiro, Martin Chagnovich and Jake Marvos all went 2 for 4 to lead the Colts, who will next face Alta.

Zac Fuller took the loss for the Darts, who finished the season with a 16-10 overall record.

In other elimination games, Alta topped Pleasant Grove 11-4, Copper Hills shut out Taylorsville 5-0 and American Fork blanked Jordan 6-0.

In today's quarterfinals, Region 1 co-champions Layton and Syracuse will be in action at Brown Ballpark.

Syracuse (11-8), the No. 1 seed, will take on Bingham at 4:30 p.m.

Layton, the league's No. 2 seed but one of the hottest teams in the state at 17-8, will meet Riverton at 7 p.m.

Softball

The state 4-A and 5-A softball tournaments get under way at noon today at the Valley Complex in Taylorsville.

Region 5 teams Box Elder and Mountain Crest art alive in the 4-A winners bracket, while Roy, Bountiful and Bonneville face early elimination games.

In the 5-A tournament, Region 1 runner-up Weber is unbeaten into the quarterfinals, while Region 1 champion Davis and Syracuse and Fremont face early elimination games today.

Action wraps up with championships on Thursday evening at the Valley Complex.

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