ST. GEORGE – So far this young season, the Pine View pitching has yet to come around. But boy can the Panthers score runs.
Pine View racked up 20 of them in a 20-8 win over Delta, one night after scoring 19 in a win against Northridge. The victory puts the Panthers over the .500 mark at 4-3 with region looming early next week.
“It’s good to come out and see everybody swinging it well,” Pine View head coach Mike Gargano said. “We are doing some things really well. Other things need work, of course. But we are swinging the bats.”
Dakota Donovan and Kody Wilstead each had three hits and a walk in the game. Donovan doubled and homered, while Wilstead had a pair of two-baggers.
The win was a rebound victory after a 7-2 loss earlier in the day to Morgan. So far this year, Pine View has been able to respond from every loss with a win the next time out.
The Panthers will face a stiff challenge to open region, traveling to play defending state-champion Snow Canyon Tuesday night. Pine View is averaging nine runs a game.
Desert Hills 7, Logan 2
No one flinched when it was announced that Desert Hills would play at 8:30 a.m. against Logan after a late Friday game vs. Layton. Perhaps the Thunder should schedule more early games because they looked sharp in defeating the Grizzlies. Brayson Hurdsman got the win as DH scored three in the third and two more in the fourth to jump out to the early lead. Zac Ivie and Carson Clement each doubled in the win.
Desert Hills 9, Skyline 6
The Eagles plated six runs in the top of the second inning to put a scare into the Thunder. But the arm of Zac Ivie kept Skyline down the rest of the way and Ivie doubled to help the Thunder rally. DH scored four times in the bottom of the second, tied it with two more in the bottom of the third and then took the lead for good with three in the fourth inning. The win hlped Desert Hills improve to 5-3 and the Thunder will play at home against Cedar Tuesday night to open region play.
Delta 10, Hurricane 8
Easton Jolley continued to hit the ball well for Hurricane, though the Tigers took another loss.
Morgan 13, Hurricane 7
The Tigers completed the weekend’s Tiger/Panther Classic just 1-3, but will enter region play 4-4-1. Hurricane plays host to Dixie Tuesday night in the first region game at the new Tigers Stadium.
West 12, Canyon View 8
The Falcons fell to 4-3 in the preseason. CV is off Tuesday, but has a game scheduled for Wednesday at home against Snow Canyon.
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