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MHS Baseball team explodes offensively to beat Ben Lomond 21-1

Apr 24, 2023 12:57PM ● By Liisa London Mecham

The MHS baseball team beat Region 13 opponent Ben Lomond 21-1 for their first win of the season.

Monday, April 17, the Morgan baseball team squared off against Ben Lomond in a home match up and blasted the Scots 21-1.  After a three-run first inning, Morgan drove in five runs in the bottom of the second to take a commanding 8-0.  Ben Lomond scored their lone run in the top of the third before the Trojans added two more runs to finish the third up 10-1.  The Scots failed to score in the top of the fourth before the barrage of runs from the Trojans ensued at the bottom of the fourth. When the bats finally stopped swinging, Morgan had tallied 11 runs giving them a 21-1 lead.  The game was called on the run rule after the fourth inning.

Morgan senior pitcher Trevor DeWitt earned the win, allowing one hit and striking out nine batters. Fellow senior Gabe Jensen led the team defensively in putouts with eight followed by senior JJ Compton, junior Benjamin Harden, and sophomore Carter Meibos with two putouts each.  Junior Tryker Jones added one putout. Jensen and junior Ryder Waldron each added an assist in the field.

The team tallied a total of nine stolen bases during the game with sophomore Camron Talbot leading the way with three.  DeWitt, Harden, Jones, Compton, Waldron and senior Eli McConkie each recorded one stolen base.

Offensively, the Trojans were indeed explosive. Harden led the Trojans with five RBI including a triple, and Jensen added a double and three RBI. Sophomore Daxton Loertscher drove in two runners on two hits. All ten players on the roster scored at least one run in the game with eight of them scoring two or more.  Harden made his way around the diamond four times, and Talbot scored three runs.

With their win over Ben Lomond, Morgan improved their record to 1-12 on the season and 1-3 in Region 13 play.  They played Tuesday at Ogden before returning home to face Ogden on Wednesday. They will play the final game of their series against Ogden away on Friday, April 21.  The Trojans will be at home on Wednesday, April 26 and Friday, April 28 against South Summit. They will face Ben Lomond again at home May 1 in their final region match up.  All varsity games begin at 3:30 p.m. λ

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