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Emery baseball drops two wins one still in fight for region title

Hunter Huntington fields a ball at pitch and gets the out at second base.

Sports Writer

The Emery High baseball team lost in region play to Grand High School last week to throw the region 15 title back into play for several teams as the Spartans lost for the second time of the season to Grand. Emery, San Juan and Richfield each have two region losses on the season as region play enters its last week.

Emery plays South Sevier this Tuesday and San Juan this Thursday to conclude region 15 action. Two wins and Emery should still be OK. South Sevier is on the road but San Juan is at home.

Emery lost to Grand 8-7 as both teams each committed six errors. Emery had seven base hits to only five for Grand but the errors really hurt. Grand scored five runs in the second inning, two runs in the fourth inning and their final run in the sixth inning. Emery scored a single run in the first inning, and two runs in each of the second, sixth and seventh innings. The Spartans kept playing right to the end but could not overcome the Grand lead.

Emery then traveled to Gunnison to play a non-region game and Emery lost 7-2 despite out hitting their opponent four to three. Emery committed four more errors in this game to assist Gunnison while the Bulldogs did not commit a single one. Dominic Rondinelli and Ridge Nielsen each hit a double in the game.

On Friday, Emery traveled to Monticello and defeated the home team 17-4. Emery scored one run in the first inning, six runs in the fourth inning, three runs in the sixth inning and seven more runs in the seventh inning while only giving up two runs in the first inning and a single run in the third and sixth innings.

Brandon Oliver won the pitching victory and also had a triple in the game. Nielson, Colton Collard, Dillon Wilstead and Kaden Feichko each hit a double in the game. Emery had 12 singles. The Spartans only committed a single error in this game while their opponent committed six of them.

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