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Prep baseball: Northridge, Weber All-Stars shine one more time at annual summer classic

By CONNER BECKER - Standard-Examiner | Jun 8, 2024
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Northridge's Tytan Redd (58) fires in a pitch during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Layton's Garrison Garton (23) laughs with coach Blake Redd after being called out at third during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Davis' Max Hunter lets it rip during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Clearfield's Jake Ross launches the ball toward third plate during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Northridge's Bentley Whitear (2) races toward home plate during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Layton's Eli Anderson (24) signals to the dugout during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Left to right: Logan's Keaton Pond (77), Layton's Garrison Garton (23) and Northridge's Tytan Redd (58) stop for a picture during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.
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Olympus' Jaxon Fox (0) celebrates after hitting a home run during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field. Fox was named Offensive Player of the Game during the morning contest.
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Bingham's Abraham Atencio clears second base during the 2024 Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lindquist Field.

 

OGDEN — Northridge third baseman Tytan Redd and Taylorsville ace Daniel Healy competed 35 miles apart for most of their prep careers, but the two 5A standouts put their forces together in a commanding way at the Utah High School All-Star Baseball Games held Saturday at Lindquist Field.

Healy and Redd produced five RBIs for the home team, led by Northridge head coach Blake Redd, en route to a 23-5 victory in the morning contest. Four more RBIs came off the bat of Layton’s Talon Hansen (who hit 4 for 4).

Earning an All-Star roster spot for the first time, Healy took full advantage of his opportunity in a hard-to-miss fashion. The Northwestern Ohio commit hammered the game’s first score straight over Lindquist Field’s left wall during the first at-bat in the bottom of the first.

“I hadn’t swung the bat in three weeks,” Healy laughed. “I was kind of worried about that but luckily I came in here and did what I needed to to win that MVP.”

And earn those honors Healy did. The Taylorsville star received the morning contest’s Most Valuable Player with four hits, three RBI and three runs for Team Redd. The Warriors’ ace held his opponents to a single hit.

The Redd father-son duo, however, were preparing for their third time around the horn.

Hardly a stranger to the All-Star game, Tytan Redd entered Saturday well aware it would be his last with his father — serving as “coach,” that is. As his role on the diamond transitions to the family roofing business, Redd said his father’s more than prepared him for what’s next.

“My biggest takeaway (from Blake) is hard work,” Tytan Redd said. “You hustle in silence, you stay humble and do your job.”

The older Redd passed his baseball prowess onto his son since Tytan was just six years old. Like several parents, coaches, and loved ones, the All-Star game serves as the proper sendoff into young adulthood, Blake Redd said.

“Watching this come to an end is hard,” Blake Redd said. “As a dad, you just try to set that example and, hopefully, they follow your actions more than they follow your words.”

GAME 1: Team Redd 23, Team Ross 5

One of the state’s top-five arms, Healy (2.0 IP, H, R, 4 K) provided a familiar start when he struck out the first side before serving up the home run at the plate.

The homer opened the door for six more runs in the first, including a two-RBI single by Layton’s Talon Hansen. Fellow Layton teammate Eli Anderson soon joined Hansen in the hit column with a double in the bottom of the second.

The early groove made for a comfortable 12-1 Team Redd lead, as Northridge’s Bentley Whitear and Bingham’s Andrew Dabo added another run on two hits in the third.

On the mound to begin the fourth, Tytan Redd (6.0, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, B, 6 K) let up a two-run moon shot from Olympus’ Jaxon Fox — a very short-lived breath of fresh air.

Five more hits by Team Redd, including the second double of Anderson’s All-Star outing, propped up a 21-3 lead through the seventh.

Two RBI singles by Bear River’s Talon Marble and Clearfield’s Jake Ross answered with two runs in the eighth, but it was hardly enough to undo the day’s worth of damage.

Team Redd squeezed in two more RBI in the eighth, including a double by Tytan Redd — good for the Northridge star’s third hit — on their way out the door as All-Star game champions.

Box score and awards

Team Ross 010 200 020 – 5 9 1

Team Redd 751 214 12X – 23 27 3

• Most Valuable Player: Daniel Healy, Taylorsville

• Offensive Player of the Game: Jaxon Fox, Olympus

• Defensive Player of the Game: Eli Anderson, Layton

• Coach’s Choice Award: Andrew Dabo, Bingham

GAME 2: Team Davis 8, Team McCoy 1

Weber’s Gage Clark (afternoon MVP) and Ashton Burnett (afternoon Offensive Player of the Game) played a pivotal role in Team Jeff Davis’ 8-1 romp over Team Beau McCoy in the second and final senior game of Saturday’s All-Star slate.

Clark pitched 2 1/3 innings of no-hit, no-run ball with four Ks as Team Davis effectively silenced their fellow All-Stars through eight frames.

Burnett lent his talents at the plate.

Holding a one-run lead through the fourth, Burnett (1 for 2, RBI) grew tired of Team Davis’ silence and homered over the left-center wall. Fremont’s Brigg Grange drove in one of two more RBIs off Canyon View’s Jaxon Jensen to lift the lead to five runs heading into the sixth.

The sixth featured another Weber highlight as Dax Rhees managed a two-RBI triple on a line drive into center. Team Davis tacked on another run, batted in by Pine View’s Andrew Shakespeare, widening Team McCoy’s hole to eight runs.

Ogden’s Diego DeLeon found himself ready to drive in Team McCoy’s first runs of the day with two runners in scoring position, but Stansbury’s Easton Jones caught the area star swinging to retire the seventh runless. Copper Hill’s Leandro Pena broke the mold in the ninth, driving in a run on a line drive through the center gap.

Box score and awards

Team McCoy 000 000 001 – 1 5 2

Team Davis 100 043 000 – 8 13 2

• Most Valuable Player: Gage Clark, Weber

• Offensive Player of the Game: Ashton Burnett, Weber

• Defensive Player of the Game: Zach Carlson, Juan Diego

• Coach’s Choice Award: Hudson Banks, Pleasant Grove

Connect with prep sports reporter Conner Becker via email at cbecker@standard.net and X @ctbecker.

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