The Grantsville Cowboys took advantage of their time in St. George by winning three games in the Tiger/Panther Classic hosted by Hurricane High School and Pine View High School.
Grantsville got started right away with a 10-2 victory against the Delta Rabbits. Grantsville’s Kelby Landon went 3-for-3 with a double, and Ky Fisher blasted a home run to contribute to the win. The Cowboys scored two runs in the first inning and three in the second inning to build the lead. They also capitalized on three errors by the Rabbits.
The Cowboys battled the host Hurricane Tigers next and came away with a 10-5 win. The Cowboys and Tigers played it close through the first four innings with the Cowboys holding a 5-3 lead. They then opened it up in the top half of the inning with three runs and the Tigers couldn’t keep up.
Momentum stayed high, as the Cowboys opened day two of the classic with a 5-0 shutout win against Union. The Cowboys scored three runs in the top of the first inning and coasted their way to victory. Wyatt Barrus picked up the win pitching for the Cowboys.
Park City and Grantsville faced each other in a rematch from 10 days earlier on Saturday to close out the classic in the championship game. Park City got revenge this time around, as it defeated Grantsville 10-3 to win the Tiger/Panther Classic. Landon had a double and triple for the Cowboys, but Park City jumped on top early with a 7-1 lead going into the third inning.
During the next week, the Cowboys will play a flurry of road games starting Tuesday against Ogden in the first region game of the season. They then head to Morgan on Thursday and then to Hunter on Friday. They wrap up the four-game road trip on Tuesday, March 26 against Ben Lomond. All four games start at 3:30 p.m.
Grantsville won both region meetings against Ogden in 2012. It defeated Ogden 16-6 on March 20, 2012, and then again 6-4 on April 20, 2012. Grantsville split with Morgan last season. Morgan won the first meeting 4-0 on March 22, 2012, and then Grantsville won the second meeting 9-0 on April 17, 2012.