Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 4, 2019
Six from county named First Team All-Region

Coaches’ votes place six more on Second Team list 

Tooele County was well-represented on the All-Region 11 baseball teams, with a dozen players earning either First Team or Second Team honors in postseason voting by the league’s coaches.

Stansbury’s Austin Woodhouse, Conner Kincaid and Gage Miller were joined by Tooele’s Brett Porthan, Dalton Harris and Jaxson Miner on the First Team. 

Woodhouse hit .312 with four doubles, a triple, 24 runs scored and eight RBIs to go with 11 stolen bases, and he also had a .986 fielding percentage while splitting time at second base and catcher. Kincaid was 2-2 with a 3.31 earned-run average on the mound, striking out 30 in 36 innings pitched, and hit .304 with four doubles, two triples, a home run, 23 runs scored, nine RBIs and 10 stolen bases. Miller, a sophomore, was 3-2 on the mound with a 3.03 ERA and a team-leading 38 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings pitched. He hit .382 with six doubles, two triples, 20 RBIs and 29 runs scored, and he had a .505 on-base percentage.

Porthan was the ace of Tooele’s pitching staff, posting a 6-3 record with a 2.38 ERA and 68 strikeouts against just 12 walks in 61 2/3 innings. Opposing batters hit just .220 off of him, while he hit .369 with six doubles, a home run, 17 RBIs and 31 runs scored. Harris, the Buffs’ center fielder, hit .360 with two doubles, three triples, two home runs, 18 RBIs, 27 runs scored and 10 stolen bases, and he had a .949 fielding percentage with five outfield assists. Miner was the Buffs’ closer on the mound with four saves and a 0.86 ERA in 16 1/3 innings while also serving as Tooele’s starting shortstop. He hit .370 with five doubles, four triples, 22 RBIs and 22 runs scored to go with eight stolen bases.

Juan Diego’s Cooper Rust was named Region 11’s Most Valuable Player. Other First Team selections included Easton Rex, Morgan Anderson and Adam Kessler of Juan Diego; Ben Agnew, Austin Davison, Max Mobley and Ryan Jeffrey of Park City; and Connor Walton and Ryder Wilcox of Ben Lomond.

Tooele’s Payton Shields, Griffen Bate and Clay Freeman earned Second Team spots, as did Stansbury’s Kaeden Kincaid, Colton Sundloff and Cayden Clark.

Shields started at third base for Tooele and also pitched 20 1/3 innings, posting a 1-2 record with a 4.48 ERA. He hit .312 with three doubles, 17 runs scored and nine RBIs. Bate hit .325 with six doubles and a home run, driving in 22 runs and scoring 11. Freeman was 3-3 on the mound with a 1.83 ERA, striking out 31 in 38 1/3 innings, and he hit .258 with two doubles. 

Kaeden Kincaid led the Stallions with 33 runs scored and 11 stolen bases to go with a .388 batting average — tops among Stansbury regulars. He had four doubles, three triples and two home runs and drove in 15 runs. Sundloff hit .312 with three doubles, a home run, 17 RBIs and 25 runs scored. Clark hit .346 with a team-high nine doubles, scoring 27 runs and driving in nine. He also had 10 stolen bases. 

The Second Team also included Juan Diego’s Campbell Magrane, Jordan Perry, Joe Richardson and Rex Jones; Park City’s Kellen Denkers, Zack Blaszak, Alex Chachas and Evan Pointer; and Ben Lomond’s Zhane Espinoza and Garren Gooda.

Bonneville and Ogden did not participate in postseason All-Region voting.



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