Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

June 29, 2022
Tooele American Legion baseball teams enjoying banner seasons

The Tooele 15U American Legion baseball is enjoying a banner season with 7-1 recording after finally losing a game last Saturday in the championship game in a tourney in Evanston, Wyo.15U is scheduled to play at home on Tuesday against Alta and a doubleheader at Helper on Wednesday, June 29.

Tooele 17U also is hitting its stride this year with a 5-1 record.

The 15U team began the season by holding on to defeat Stansbury 6-5 in its first game on June 14. Stansbury trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, and scored two runs in the final inning with go-ahead runs on the base, but could not bring home the winning run.

Tooele belted nine hits in that game with a pair of doubles by Connor Higgins and doubles by Mathew Barnard and Reeder Conger. Trace Morgan picked up the win on the mound.

Two days later Tooele swept Skyline 17-7, 17-14.

Tooele traveled to Stansbury on Monday, June 20 and jumped out to a 7-3 lead after two innings. Tooele led 9-8 after four innings and then scored three runs in the fifth to win the game 12-8. Gabe Sutherland had three hits in the game. Conger and Morgan each had a pair of hits.

Conger got the start for Tooele and lasted three innings, allowing four hits and five runs while striking out five.

Two pitchers, Hunter Fawson and Carson Freeman, didn’t allow a single hit, as Tooele defeated Malad, Idaho 11-1 in a five-inning game on June 24 in games at Evanston, Wyoming

On the same day, Tooele defeated United 15-2 and Cheyenne Express 15-2 in a pair of three-inning games, but lost in the championship game 8-7 to a 16U team.

Tooele 17U defeated Pleasant Grove last week at Dow James 10-9. They were scheduled to face Alta at home on Tuesday, June 28.

Stansbury 19U won two games and lost two games last week. On Thursday they lost 12-10 to Jackson.

Stansbury fought back after falling down by seven runs in the third inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 12-10 defeat.

It came down to the last play, but Stanbury 19u was on the wrong end of a 7-6 defeat to Mesa on June 24.

Stansbury trailed by four runs in the sixth inning, but then fought back to lower the final margin.  Stansbury rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. Jaxon Adams, Brandon Bastian, and Ethan Garcia each drove in runs in the inning.

Stansbury bounced back with a 6-4 win over St. George  and a 9-1 win over the Davis Darts.

Garcia got the win on the mound for Stansbury against St. George. The hurler lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out three. Dalton Nakken threw two and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen. He recorded the last seven outs to earn the save. Easton Jones started the game for Stansbury. The righty went two innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one.

Jones went 2-for3 at the plate to lead Stansbury in hits.

On Saturday, Stanbury put up five runs in the second on its way to a 9-1 victory over the Davis Darts. Jones, Adams, Hinton, Garcia, and Nakken powered the big inning with RBIs.

Cooper RIchins was credited with the victory. The righty allowed six hits and one run over seven innings, striking out one and walking one.

Stansbury 19U was scheduled to host Payson on Monday, June 17.


Mark Watson

Sports Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Mark directs all editorial coverage of sports in addition to reporting on a wide range of events from high school football to international racing. He has a wealth of journalism experience, having worked for four other newspapers in the state. Mark grew up in Tooele County and graduated from Grantsville High School and Brigham Young University.

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