The 2018 high school baseball season saw Grantsville bring the Class 3A state championship home to Tooele County, while Tooele had a resurgence and Stansbury went through a rebuilding year.
Grantsville was the top team in Class 3A from start to finish, only losing one game to a fellow 3A squad all season. The Cowboys clinched the championship with a 12-4 win over Carbon in the title game, winning their second state title in the past five seasons.
Tooele, which hadn’t enjoyed much success on the baseball diamond in recent years, made it to the Class 4A state tournament in coach Nolan Stouder’s second season in charge. The Buffaloes also beat county rival Stansbury three times after never having beaten the Stallions prior to this year.
Stansbury had a tough season, but still had an opportunity to advance to the postseason going into the final game of Region 11 play. The Stallions have a lot of young talent coming back in 2019, and enter the offseason hungry to get back to the playoffs next year.