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Prep roundup: Davis High baseball wins Region 1 outright; Morgan bows out

By JUSTIN B. JOHNSON - Standard-Examiner | May 9, 2024

FARMINGTON — Davis High baseball swept a road doubleheader Thursday at Farmington to win Region 1 outright.

In the opener, a 12-1 win, Wyatt Horning batted 3 for 4 with a home run and six RBIs for Davis (20-5, 12-3 Region 1). Max Hunter hit two singles and drove in two. Wally Grant pitched six innings with one hit, one earned run and seven strikeouts.

Gage Farr hit an RBI double that drove in Austin Rees for Farmington (9-16, 6-9).

In the second game, a 14-7 victory, Jaxon Marble batted 3 for 5 and drove in three for Davis. Kaleb Weaver got the win with seven hits, four earned runs and one strikeout over five innings.

Austin Rees hit two doubles and drove in two for Farmington. Pickle Monk and Landon Leavitt each hit an RBI double while Max Pearson hit two singles.


WEST JORDAN — No. 5 Morgan gave up six runs in the sixth inning in a season-ending loss to No. 4 Canyon View (20-9-1) in a 3A tournament elimination game at Salt Lake Community College.

Ben Hardin hit an RBI triple for Morgan. Beck Sheffield and Ryder Waldron each hit a single and scored a run. Brigham Spens and Camron Talbot each drove in one.

The Trojans, who were one of the final four teams standing, end the year with a 22-11 record.


GARLAND — Degan Rigby batted 2 for 4 with two RBIs and pitched six innings with three hits, zero earned runs and six strikeouts as No. 5 Bear River beat No. 12 Mountain Crest (16-11) in Game 1 of a 4A playoff second-round series.

Talon Marble batted 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored for Bear River (20-6). Gehrig Marble had two hits and Brooks Drollinger drove in two.

The best-of-three series will continue at 1 p.m. Friday.



PLEASANT VIEW — Syracuse swept a doubleheader to claim a series sweep of Weber.

In the first game, Austin Burton batted 3 for 5 and drove in two for Syracuse (13-11-1, 9-6 Region 1). Carson Myles drove in three. Calder Millard pitched a complete game with nine hits, two earned runs and five strikeouts.

Ashton Burnett batted 3 for 4 with two doubles for Weber (7-18, 3-12). Gage Clark had two hits.

In the nightcap, Dawson Raymond batted 2 for 3 with a triple and five RBIs for Syracuse. Tag Hamblin went 3 for 3 with a double and foyer RBIs. Broc Hopkins went 3 for 3 and drove in one. Dom Johnatakis pitched all five innings with three hits, no earned runs and four strikeouts.

Ashton Burnett hit a double for Weber (7-16, 3-10 Region 1). Mason Schmitt and Gage Clark each drove in one.


LAYTON — Tyson Grieve batted 3 for 4 and scored one run as Fremont won at Layton.

Grady Garrett hit a double and scored two runs for Fremont (16-9, 9-6 Region 1). Brady Penland had one hit, one walk, one RBI and one run scored. Hayden Hudman got the win with two hits, two earned runs, three walks and six strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings.

Fish Manning hit a single, drove in a run and scored a run for Layton (13-11, 6-9).


WASHINGTON TERRACE — Box Elder scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning in an extra-inning win at Bonneville.

Judd Howells batted 2 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs for Box Elder (13-12, 8-6 Region 5). Ashton Burton and Landon Golman each batted 3 for 5, with Burton driving in three runs and Golman scoring three runs. Damon Rodriguez went 3 for 4 and drove in one. Golman earned the win with three hits, three earned runs and six strikeouts in four innings of relief.

Kaycee Parkhurst batted 3 for 4 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs for Bonneville (9-15, 2-12). Landon Minnoch hit two doubles and drove in one. Wade Larson hit a two-run double.


ROY — Tyler Clark and Samuel Smith got the only two hits for Roy (6-19, 5-9 Region 5) in a shutout loss to region champion Viewmont (18-5, 12-2).


Northridge 5, Clearfield 3



SPANISH FORK — Eva Birkeland scored a run and pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out eight and walking one, as No. 4 Morgan downed No. 5 Carbon (18-11) in the 3A second round.

Kassidy Wardell hit a double and scored a run Stacey George hit a two-run single for Morgan (18-8). Lexi Hardman, Kaiya Peterson and Callie Averett each singled.

Morgan advances to the quarterfinals at 10 a.m. Friday, facing No. 1 Emery. The winner plays again at 3 p.m. in the top-bracket semifinal, while the loser plays a one-loss elimination game at 12:30 p.m.


KAYSVILLE — Katie Klaumann batted 3 for 4 with a solo home run as Davis downed Farmington.

Jada Chilton batted 2 for 3 for Davis (15-4, 7-2 Region 1). Hadlee Isaacs hit a single and a sacrifice fly and drove in two. Jewel Korth and Rayleigh Starnes each hit an RBI single. Serena Roth got the win with two hits, one walk and four strikeouts over five innings.

Lexi Crowley batted 2 for 3 with a home run, a double and drove in both Farmington (9-10, 4-6) runs. Ruby Andrus and Nev Carrasquel each hit a single.


Bear River 5, Tooele 3 (4A 2nd-round Game 1)

Weber 11, Copper Hills 3

Corner Canyon 11, Layton 8



SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bear River placed eighth as a team with a 757 in the 4A state tournament at Talons Cove.

Tylee Bennett led Bear River with a 166 over two days to tie for 10th place. Abbi Nessen shot 191, tied for 35th. Sheridan Strong placed 42nd with a 198. Jessa Theurer shot 204 for 48th place and Destiny Thompson placed 56th with a 211.

Cedar High shot a 682 for the state title, besting runner-up Green Canyon by four strokes. Kate Walker from Crimson Cliffs shot a two-under 142 for individual medalist honors, with a seven-under 65 on the first day of the tournament.


TAYLORSVILLE — Morgan placed third, Ben Lomond took seventh and Ogden was 10th at the 3A state tournament at Meadowbrook.

Morgan’s Jane Poll tied for fourth with a two-day score of 164. Trojan teammates Kenadee Benson and Camden Smith placed 11th and 17th respectively, shooting 174 and 186. Ben Lomond’s Presley Hester tied for 18th with a 188. Ogden’s Kacie Payne (191) tied for 23rd and teammate Abby Wallis (193) tied for 26th.

Richfield ran away with the team title by scoring a 748, with five Wildcats finishing in the top 10. Juan Diego took second place, 30 strokes back. JD’s Grayson Gagnon took individual medalist honors with a 159, 15-over par.


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