The Stansbury High School baseball team won two-of-three games to start the season at the Pizza Hut Classic in St. George on Friday and Saturday.
Tooele High School’s baseball team finished the Classic with an 0-3 mark.
Stansbury defeated Carbon 7-2, Cedar 3-2 and lost to Salem Hills 3-1.
Tooele lost 10-0 to Dixie on Friday, 14-7 to Wasatch and 8-5 to Carbon on Saturday.
Stansbury pitcher Brek Bentley allowed three hits in six full innings to pick up the victory over the Carbon Dinos. Stansbury piled up 7 runs in the first four innings. Wyatt Branch smacked a triple with Alex Mackay and Jackson Clausing knocking doubles.
Stansbury trailed Cedar 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh when it picked up three runs. Chance Shields picked up the victory for the Stallions. Stansbury could only manage one run in the fourth inning in a tight game against Salem Hills. The Skyhawks scored twice in the first inning and once in the fourth for all the runs it needed for a 3-1 win. Jarrett Anderson blasted a triple and Nick Mackay knocked a double for the Stallions.
A fourth game in St. George for the Stallions was rained out.
Tooele coach Catham Beer said his team showed improvement after only collecting one hit against a powerful Dixie High team.
“We played much better against Wasatch and Carbon. After our first loss we challenged the boys to play with a little more heart because we didn’t see it in the first game. They dug deep and played well in the final two games,” the coach said.
KC Hansen knocked a pair of doubles against Wasatch and Tyson Vigil was hot from the plate against Carbon with two triples and a double.
Freshman pitcher Ty Jones held the Dinos to only one run in three innings of work in the 8-5 setback against Carbon.
Tooele has had little practice time outside, so blue skies were a welcome relief for the Buffaloes on Monday. Tooele plays its next six games at home starting today against Park City, Thursday against Granger, March 19 vs. Bear River, March 21 vs. Uintah and March 26 vs. Ogden.
The Stallions play at Weber today, at Murray on Wednesday and hosts Bountiful on Friday at 3:30 p.m. Stansbury starts region play with a home game against Ben Lomond Tuesday, March 14 and a road game at Bear River on Thursday, March March 21.