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Prep roundup: Weber baseball wins series opener; Farmington tennis has two title winners

By BRETT HEIN - Standard-Examiner | May 12, 2024

PLEASANT VIEW — No. 16 Weber High baseball rallied from an 8-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth inning and five more in the sixth to win Game 1 of a 6A first-round playoff series by a 9-8 score Saturday against No. 17 Herriman (2-24).

D Rhees batted 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs to lead Weber (8-18) at the plate. After G Clark surrendered eight runs, but only two earned, in one-plus inning of work, M Schmitt gave up zero runs on three hits, striking out five while pitching around seven walks, in six innings for the win.

Schmitt was also 2 for 2 with two runs scored at the plate.

The series concludes Monday.

CLEARFIELD 3, NORTHRIDGE 1

CLEARFIELD — Ryan Frei and Taven Swartz combined to strike out nine and hold No. 18 Northridge to one run as No. 15 Clearfield took Game 1 of a 6A first-round playoff series.

Colt Chambers led Clearfield (13-13) with a hit and two RBIs. Jake Ross hit 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Jon Olsen threw a complete game, striking out 10, walking two and allowing zero earned runs in the loss for Northridge (12-13). Jameson Charles drove in the run and five Knights tallied one single each.

SPANISH FORK 9, BONNEVILLE 3

SPANISH FORK — No. 11 Spanish Fork (13-13) scored five runs in the first inning and No. 22 Bonneville could not recover in Game 1 of a 5A first-round playoff series.

Parker Sorensen drove in two runs for Bonneville (9-16). Jaxon Hymas doubled and drove in one.

SCORES, NO STATS REPORTED

Farmington 7, Westlake 5 (6A first round)

Cedar Valley 8, Box Elder 3 (5A first round)

SOFTBALL

WEST 7, ROY 2

SALT LAKE CITY — No. 12 West (10-7) broke open a close contest with a five-run fifth to take Game 1 of a 5A first-round playoff series against No. 21 Roy.

Mylee Gard hit 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for Roy (5-18). Quincy Johnson batted 2 for 2 and scored a run.

The series concludes Monday.

WASATCH 3, CLEARFIELD 0

CLEARFIELD — Jenna Lloyd struck out 13 batters for No. 14 Clearfield but took the hard-luck loss in a low-scoring battle with No. 19 Wasatch (6-19) in Game 1 of a 5A first-round playoff series.

Lloyd, Addyson Haddock, Brynn Nichols and Elizabeth Salazar each hit singles for Clearfield (11-14).

MAPLE MTN 12, NORTHRIDGE 0

SPANISH FORK — Kyla Donegan pitched a one-hit shutout for No. 11 Maple Mountain (10-13) to beat No. 22 Northridge in Game 1 of a 5A first-round playoff series.

Ellie Martinez tallied the hit for Northridge (5-16), a double. Kaydence Chournos drew two walks.

BOYS TENNIS

FARMINGTON HAS TWO TITLE WINNERS

SALT LAKE CITY — Farmington High School had two individual singles state champions at the 6A tournament held Thursday and Saturday at Liberty Park.

Farmington junior Justin Steed topped Lone Peak’s Tate Squires 6-0, 6-0 in the second singles final Saturday. Junior Nathaniel Bullard won the third singles championship 6-0, 6-2 over Lone Peak’s Cache Garner.

Farmington’s Charles Frey also reached the final in first singles but fell 6-4, 6-2 to Skyridge’s Calvin Armstrong.

In 6A first doubles, Davis High seniors Will Parkinson and Scott Finlinson advanced to the semifinals. In second doubles, Farmington’s Jacob Stone and Blake Geddes reached the semis.

Team scores were not available as of Sunday evening.

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