Saturday , April 26, 2014 - 7:33 AM
LAYTON – The Layton baseball team continues to have fun playing, and the sweeps just keep on adding up.
Layton swept its doubleheader with Weber Friday – winning the two games by a combined score of 26-5 – and earned its fifth-straight sweep in Region 1 play. Layton has now won 16 straight.
Both games lasted just five innings.
“It’s been fun coming to the ballpark every day,” Layton coach Robert Ferneau said. “They’re disciplined. They’ve earned the right to be disciplined.”
Layton won the first game 12-2 and the second game 14-3.
In the first game, Layton exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the second. Weber forced Layton to bat in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a pair of runs in the top half that cut the Lancers’ lead to 11-2, but Edgar Aguilar finished the Warriors off with a walk-off RBI single.
Aguilar, Josafat Chavez, Braden Collingwood and Frank Aguilar each had two hits for Layton.
In the second game, Carson Chournos went 3-for-3 with four RBI for Layton, which built an 8-1 second-inning lead. The Lancers added six more in the fifth.
Pete Nielsen pitched all five innings for Layton. Rusty Wilbert also went 2-for-2 for the Lancers.
“This is a team game,” Ferneau said. “It’s Layton High School baseball. Not one or two. It’s been a total team effort from our freshmen all the way up to our seniors. We don’t talk individual accolades, we talk about all of us together.”
As the winning streak continues, Ferneau insists there’s no pressure.
“There’s no pressure in the game of baseball,” Ferneau said. “There’s pressure in paying taxes and getting a job. This is just a game. We try to make it as fun as possible.”
Layton will have a chance to sweep the region with a three-game series against Davis starting Tuesday.
JUAN DIEGO 3, MORGAN 0: At Draper, Morgan coach Tony Jarrett liked what he saw from starting pitcher Corban Lunt, but a couple of unearned runs and little productivity at the plate doomed him in a 3-0 loss to Juan Diego Friday.
“Ground ball out, ground ball out – hard luck loser,” Jarrett said.
Lunt pitched five innings and also doubled at the plate.
BEAR RIVER 10, BEN LOMOND 0: At Garland, John Shaffer went 1-for-2 with an inside-the-park homer and Bear River scored seven runs in the first inning on its way to a 10-0 win over Ben Lomond Friday.
Hayden Smoot went 3-for-3, while Walker Riley and Hayden Woodward each added a pair of hits – including triples – for the Bears. Woodward also had a double.
Bear River totaled 11 hits.
BOX ELDER 12, BONNEVILLE 1: At Washington Terrace, Teagan Hubbard collected three hits, including a triple, with four RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases, D.J. Larsen pitched a complete game and Box Elder slammed Bonneville 12-1 Friday.
Connor Udy also collected three hits for Box Elder, including a double and three RBI. The Bees finished with 10 hits.
Box Elder scored in each of the first four innings and led 6-0 after four. The Bees added two in the sixth and four more in the seventh. Bonneville scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh.
Bonneville had four errors.
WOODS CROSS 5, JUDGE MEMORIAL 4: At Woods Cross, Jake Foster walked on four pitches with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and Woods Cross defeated Judge Memorial 5-4 Friday.
“He just stood there,” Woods Cross coach Paul Ayala said. “And I told him that. Just stand there.”
Because Kearns lost to East and Cyprus lost to Bountiful, Woods Cross moved into second place all by itself in Region 6 with the win.
“We got the win and we’ll take it,” Ayala said.
NORTHRIDGE 4, FREMONT 0: At Plain City, Josh Brown pitched a complete game two-hitter and Northridge snapped its seven-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over Fremont Friday.
Brown also went 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored. Robbie Vernon went 3-for-3 for the Knights.
Haze and Pake Hadley had Fremont’s only hits.
VIEWMONT 10, SYRACUSE 2: At Bountiful, Viewmont broke open a 5-2 game with five runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat Syracuse 10-2 Friday.
Austen Burt was the winning pitcher.
BOUNTIFUL 4, CYPRUS 2: At Bountiful, Bountiful continued its unbeaten streak in region play with a 4-2 win over Cyprus Friday.
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