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Morgan baseball bounces back from blowout loss with big win

Mar 21, 2024 10:54AM ● By Brian Shaw

As the preseason rolls on for the Morgan Trojans, so go the ups and downs for a team that is excited for what’s to come, according to their head coach Jed Stuart.  

One week after a 3-1 record at Kanab’s Chuckwagon Invitational, the Trojans found themselves back in action March 14 at Bear River. 

The Bears of 4A got out to a seven-run lead against Morgan [4-2] during the first two innings of action. In the top of the third, junior Camron Talbot drove in one run and senior Ben Harden followed it with an RBI for this Trojans team, but that would be the only scoring that had just four hits in the contest, as the Trojans lost 2-12. 

Morgan committed nine fielding errors in the loss. 

But, the Trojans were given an opportunity to change their moods the next day, March 15, as they hosted Summit Academy. 

In that game, Morgan trailed 1-2 after one inning. The teams would stay scoreless until the bottom of the third when the Trojans drove in one run to tie the game at 2-2. 

On the pitcher’s mound, Camron Talbot would keep Summit Academy at bay through the top of the fourth, leading to a six-run bottom of the fourth inning for Morgan, who got two RBI from Ben Harden’s bat. 

The Trojans would take an 11-2 victory over Summit Academy in a game that would last all seven innings. Talbot struck out two batters, giving the junior a sparkling 2-0 record on the year with six strikeouts. 

Three seniors smacked in a run for Morgan in that March 15 win: Ryder Waldron, Brigham Spens, and Tryker Jones—while sophomore George Jensen had an RBI as well. 

For the Trojans, Spens leads all Trojans with nine RBI while senior Ben Harden has six. Sophomore Luke Bauerle has hit three. 

Waldron has driven in two runs for Morgan along with six other Trojans: juniors Talbot, Beck Sheffield, and Ryker Moser and sophomores Cooper Stuart, Easton Venz, Elliot Larsen, and George Jensen. The senior Jones and sophomores Benton Palmer and Caleb Rhoades have each driven in one. 

Morgan will have three more non-league games this week: March 19 at Bonneville and home games against Judge Memorial [March 20, 2:30 pm] and Delta, March 22 at 2 p.m. λ

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