Playoff roundup: Fremont baseball wins with combined no-hitter; Syracuse soccer wins on PKs
6A baseball teams opened best-of-three, second-round playoff series on Thursday. Game 2 for each series is at 1 p.m. Friday. Game 3, if necessary, would follow.
FREMONT 9, SYRACUSE 0
PLAIN CITY — Landon Salvesen, Jace Hadley and Max Johnson combined to no-hit Syracuse as Fremont claimed Game 1 in a best-of-three, second-round 6A playoff series.
Those pitchers used 82 pitches over seven innings to help No. 3 Fremont (22-3) to the win. Salvesen (in a five-inning start) struck out four and Johnson two. At the plate, Garet Jones hit 2 for 3 with three runs scored and two RBIs from the nine-spot. Karston Jamison doubled and drove in two. Brigg Grange was 3 for 3 with a double.
For No. 14 Syracuse (13-14), Carson Miles drew a walk against Salvesen and Easton Hamblin took a hit-by-pitch from Hadley to get on base for the Titans.
MTN RIDGE 23, LAYTON 7
HERRIMAN — Mountain Ridge led 22-0 after three innings, including a 14-run third inning, as it handed No. 12 Layton a five-inning loss in their best-of-three 6A playoff series.
Eli Anderson batted 3 for 3 with three RBIs for Layton (16-11) and Gunnar Wolfe batted 2 for 3 with one RBI. The Lancers used seven different pitchers as No. 5 Mountain Ridge hit four home runs, including a grand slam.
SCORES, NO STATS REPORTED
Skyridge 11, Davis 1 (6A 2nd round)
6A softball teams opened best-of-three, second-round playoff series on Thursday. Game 2 for each series is at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Game 3, if necessary, would follow.
FREMONT 8, PLEASANT GROVE 4
PLEASANT GROVE — Keysha McKean hit a three-run home run and Jessica Broadbent added a solo shot as No. 12 Fremont won at No. 5 Pleasant Grove (21-6) to open their 6A state second-round series.
Reata O’Neal added a double for Fremont (14-9-1). Savannah Palmatier batted 2 for 4 and drove in one. Freshman Ayzlee Sessions pitched a complete game with five strikeouts.
FARMINGTON 7, CYPRUS 6
FARMINGTON — Lexi Crowley hit three doubles and drove in three as No. 8 Farmington bested No. 9 Cyprus (16-11) in Game 1 of their 6A state second-round series.
Elle Mortensen added two doubles for No. 8 Farmington (10-5). Courtney Christiansen added a double and an RBI. Eva O’brien also doubled. Madison Kelker pitched a complete game with two strikeouts.
BINGHAM 10, DAVIS 9
SOUTH JORDAN — No. 13 Davis gave up five runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh to suffer a walk-off loss at No. 4 Bingham (19-5) in a 6A state second-round series.
Laney Tuft batted 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs for No. 13 Davis (14-9). Lauryn Hall hit a solo bomb. Rayleigh Starnes and Jewel Korth each drove in two.
BEAR RIVER 10, CEDAR 1
MILLCREEK — No. 2 Bear River (24-5) handled Cedar (15-15) to win its side of bracket play Thursday and advance to the 4A state championship series against No. 1 Ridgeline in a repeat of last year’s championship series. No stats were available by press time.
Ridgeline and Bear River begin their best-of-three title series, which will be played at BYU, at noon Friday. Game 2 is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday and Game 3, if necessary, would follow.
SCORES, NO STATS REPORTED
West 12, Syracuse 2 (6A 2nd round)
SYRACUSE 0 (6), FARMINGTON 0 (5)
FARMINGTON — After scoreless regulation and extra time, No. 12 Syracuse bested No. 5 Farmington 6-5 in a penalty shootout to advance to the 6A state semifinals for the first time in team history.
Ty Richardson earned the shutout for Syracuse (11-7). Austin Packer saved the sixth Phoenix penalty shot to seal the win. Ryker Smith, Jack Cook, Ryken Hamblin, James McFarland, Easton Cragun and Brody Cardon each converted in the shootout.
The Titans will face No. 1 Lone Peak (17-0) in the semifinals at noon on May 23 at Zions Bank Stadium.
Farmington did not report stats. The Phoenix ends the year with a 11-4 record.
SCORES, NO STATS REPORTED
Skyridge 3, Fremont 1
SALT LAKE CITY — Farmington High’s boys tennis team had a good showing at the 6A state tournament at Liberty Park on Thursday, and the Phoenix will have four representatives in Saturday’s semifinals.
At No. 1 singles, Charles Frey won his two matches (6-1, 6-0 against Layton’s Baden Record, 6-0, 6-2 against Taylorsville’s Kian Noori) and meets American Fork’s Caden Hasler in Saturday’s semis. Hasler is signed with BYU.
Justin Steed won his matches 6-0, 6-0 (Luke Dalton, Mountain Ridge) and 6-2, 6-1 (Will Parkinson, Davis) at No. 2 singles, and faces Bingham’s Kingsley Hoang on Saturday.
Nathaniel Bullard cruised to wins of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 to reach the No. 3 singles semifinal against American Fork’s Derek Larson. Weber’s Gabriel Olsen won his first-round match 6-2, 6-4 and lost in the second round of No. 3 singles.
Landon Packer and Spencer Ostermiller advanced to the No. 1 doubles semifinal after beating Layton’s Bridger Hunt and Kayden Smith 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-4 in the second round.
Weber’s Payton Martinez and Luke Nilson won their first-round match 7-5, 7-5 and lost in the second round of No. 2 doubles. Farmington’s team of Bronson Bowcut and Blake Geddes also fell in the second round.
The Phoenix has 27 team points, which is tied for second place with American Fork. Corner Canyon has 30 points.
6A girls 2nd round
No. 7 Fremont 15, No. 13 Riverton 13
No. 8 Davis 9, No. 9 Syracuse 8
No. 5 Mountain Ridge 18, No. 12 Clearfield 1
No. 2 Lone Peak 21, No. 15 Roy 3
5A girls 2nd round
No. 5 Maple Mountain 14, No. 12 Box Elder 6
6A boys 2nd round
No. 2 Fremont 19, No. 15 Mountain Ridge 2
No. 3 Davis 12, No. 14 Syracuse 0
No. 7 American Fork 14, No. 10 Weber 5
No. 4 Westlake 14, No. 13 Roy 6
Justin Johnson, Brett Hein and Patrick Carr contributed to this report.