PREP BASEBALL: Lakers defeat Royals; full roundup
Friday , April 18, 2014 - 10:49 PM
BONNEVILLE 9, ROY 4: At Roy, Bonneville capitalized on Roy errors early, Parker Rasmussen broke it open with a bases-clearing triple late and the Lakers defeated the Royals 9-4 Friday.
Leading 3-0 in the second inning, Bonneville scored two more runs on back-to-back errors – the first a dropped routine fly ball to right and the second a strikeout that was dropped by the catcher and subsequently thrown past the first baseman.
“When you make the other team have to make the plays, things happen,” Bonneville coach Bill Schorr said. “If you’re striking out or popping up, they’re easy plays to make, but if you’re putting the ball in play – hard ground balls, line drives – things happen and that’s what happened today. They booted a couple balls and we took advantage of it and we finally hit the ball pretty good.”
Roy starting pitcher Chase Gurule hit three batters to load the bases before being pulled in the top of the fifth, but relief pitcher Corey Quintana couldn’t shut the door, immediately allowing a bases-clearing triple.
Bonneville relief pitcher Hayden Greenwood, who relieved starter Mitch Westmorland after Roy scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth, did shut the door. Greenwood immediately got out of the inning with a double play and retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh.
“He’s a bulldog,” Schorr said of Greenwood.
LAYTON 12, NORTHRIDGE 0: At Northridge, Layton finished up its fourth straight sweep to start Region 1 play with a 12-0 five-inning shutout of Northridge Friday.
Layton jumped ahead 5-0 in the first and scored all of its runs in the first four innings. Layton outscored Northridge 37-2 in the three-game series.
“They don’t take the gas pedal off,” Northridge coach Shad McCord said.
Josafat Chavez led Layton with three RBIs.
GRANTSVILLE 16, BEAR RIVER 1: At Garland, Grantsville rolled over Bear River 16-1 in five innings Friday.
“They’re a good team,” Bear River coach Donald Hawes said. “They do a lot of things really well. Their pitcher threw a lot of strikes and they played good defense.”
SYRACUSE 6, FREMONT 4: At Syracuse, Syracuse scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth and went on to defeat Fremont 6-4 Friday, salvaging at least one win in the three-game series.
Both teams went back and forth with Syracuse opening up the scoring with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first. Fremont scored two in the top of the third, but Syracuse immediately answered with two in the bottom half. Fremont once again evened the score with two runs in the top of the fourth.
Fremont committed four errors, while Syracuse committed two.
BOX ELDER 7, MOUNTAIN CREST 3: At Brigham City, Box Elder got back into the win column Friday by snapping Mountain Crest’s eight-game winning streak, winning 7-3.
Box Elder scored three runs in the bottom of the first and added three more in the fourth for a 6-1 lead. Box Elder led 7-1 before Mountain Crest scored a pair of runs in the sixth.
“They were focused,” Box Elder coach Brent Hubbard said of his team compared to Wednesday against Ogden. “They got the job done when we had runners in scoring position. They were hungry today. They were just kind of there on Wednesday.”
MORGAN 11, NORTH SUMMIT 1: At Morgan, Kade Carrigan struck out eight of the nine batters he faced Friday, pitching three innings of no-hit ball, and Morgan plated nine runs in the first inning on its way to an 11-1 win over North Summit.
The game lasted just 4 ½ innings.
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