RICHFIELD -- A couple of losses, but hopefully a lot of lessons learned.
St. Joseph baseball coach Steve Mendez is philosophical about the lessons he hopes his team learned on Thursday in 1-A baseball action.
The Jayhakws fell to Valley 18-2, then dropped a tough 11-4 battle with Green River in the late game to fall to 0-3 on the season.
"Too many errors, of the mental variety too," Mendez said.
St. Joseph will wrap up the 1-A Baseball Preview today against Piute.
Nick Gruet and David Donlevy each had doubles in the first game. In the second game, Gruet went 3 for 3 with an RBI, while Nick Palmer scored twice.
A year ago, St. Josephs started the season slow, but built momentum on the way to a state playoff berth.
* BONNEVILLE 8, STANSBURY 0: At Washington Terrace, Ellee Hall recorded a hat trick and Savannah Giles added two second-half scores to lead the Lakers in their season opener.
Tayah Reynolds started the scoring for Bonneville, which led 2-0 at halftime. Madi Burton and Hannah Shore had the other two goals.
Sydney Christensen earned the shutout in goal for the Lakers, who face a stiffer test today at Weber.
* ROY 3, MORGAN 1: At Roy, the Royals led 2-0 at the half, improving to 2-1 on the season.
Katie Stimpson, Nicole Delgado and Taryn Davies each scored for Roy.
Tessa Vollmer scored for Morgan.
Teams are battling to get several preseason games in before league play begins around the state.
Most Top of Utah regions will begin league play on Tuesday.
* DAVIS 5, BOUNTIFUL 0: At Kaysville, the Darts posted the shutout in front of Sarah Beecher.
Ireland Dunn scored twice with a pair of assists and Maddie Garlock added two goals for Davis. Mikayla Colohan added the final goal.
* CLEARFIELD 7, BOX ELDER 4: At Brigham City, the Falcons earned the road. win.
A day after beating Roy 2-0 at home, Clearfield rode the boot of Afton Barlow to victory. Barlow scored fourt goals, Amaris Nunez added two and Brinley Adams scored a goal as well.
* OGDEN 6, BEN LOMOND 0: At Ben Lomond High, the Tigers scored five in the opening half to start the rout.
Kiley Porter scored two goals, and Jaimee Hansen, Kennidy Howard, Lindsey Bray and Shanae Wright each scored as well.
Amanda Hill and Yasmeen Khaja shared the shutout for the Tigers in the battle for city supremacy.
After a couple of seasons in the same league, all Ogden-Ben Lomond matchups will return to non-league affairs this school year.
* VIEWMONT 3, WOODS CROSS 0: At Woods Cross, Karrie Pead and Abbie Flandro each scored in the road win over Woods Cross.
* COACHES REMINDER: Varsity coaches are encouraged to report the results of their games each night by calling 801-625-4261 or 801-625-4264 each night.