25 years ago
West Jordan doubled Tooele’s hit production at Dow James Park 10-5. However, the Buffs made their hits count to win the game 5-2.
Tooele erupted for four runs on just two hits in the third inning to break a scoreless contest and build a lead it would never relinquish
Tooele hit the ball better in a second game against Springville, but fielding miscues and timely hitting by the Red Devils Springville post to a 10-5 win at Dow James.
Later in the week, Frank Park fired a low gross 68 to garner first place in the Tooele Men’s Golf Association Razors Edge at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course.
Park topped the low gross field by three strokes over Gene Rael and Mike Mendenhall, both with 71s. Rael captured second place in a scorecard playoff and Mendenhall was third. Mark Gressman finished fourth at 72, while Jeff Morgan, Joe Deavila and Fred Killpack tied for fifth place with 73s.
5A Second Team
Jace Carroll, Stansbury, pitcher
3A First Team
Salt Lake Bees
The struggles continue for the Salt Lake Bees, as they were swept in a doubleheader at Albuquerque on Saturday night. The Isotopes took game one 6-5 and shut out the Bees in the nightcap 4-0. The start of the twinbill was delayed over two hours due to rain and there was a 17 minute delay at the start of the seventh inning of game two when all of the lights went out at the ballpark.
In game one, Albuquerque walked off with the win on an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning off of Salt Lake reliever Gerardo Reyes (3-4). The Bees had trailed 5-3 when Jake Gatewood belted a 434 foot solo homer in the fifth to pull to within one. They would tie the game in the sixth, as Jo Adell walked and moved to second and third on a pair of wild pitches. Adell would score when Monte Harrison hit a ground ball to third and the throw to the plate hit him in the back. Magnueris Sierra, Kean Wong and Jake Palomaki each had two hits in the game.
In the second game, the Bees managed just four hits and went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. The Isotopes would score two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth off of starter Cesar Valdez (5-3). Salt Lake has now lost a season high seven straight games.
For the 2022-23 season, Utah is unveiling two new courts for the upcoming year — taking a unique and innovative approach that combines the magical days of the past with the bright days of the future.
“We wanted to try to be innovative in our approach to the design, which is something we’ve been cognizant of in everything we do,” Design Director Ben Barnes said. “With the new core court, that meant looking at some new ways to do common elements. … With the updated mountain court, it meant finding ways to merge elements from the past with those of the present.”
With the Purple Mountain jerseys returning for the upcoming season and Utah concentrating on bringing purple back into the fold, fans will be treated to a truly stunning “Mountain” court.
Evoking emotions from the past — specifically, Utah’s back-to-back trips to the NBA Finals in the late 90s — the classic Purple Mountain logo will sit prominently at midcourt with a purple key on either end. The All-Star logo will be placed where the players check-in as well.
“The Mountain court still features the classic mountain logo from the late 90s that fans know and love,” Barnes added. “The court now features updated word marks on the baseline and replaces teal with purple in the keys to drive home the important role purple will continue to play in our brand. To commemorate our hosting of the 2023 All-Star Game, the new All-Star secondary mark will be placed at the check-in area at center court.”