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Morgan baseball sweeps series with South Summit

Apr 18, 2024 11:39AM ● By Brian Shaw

The day before the Morgan Trojans baseball team was set to begin its two-game set with South Summit, they had a bit of a breakthrough. 

Trailing by three runs after one half-inning of play against Green Canyon in a non-league game at home Monday, April 8, the Trojans had to climb back into this showdown in the bottom of the first. 

They did so when senior Ben Harden hit a double and then someone drove him in. Morgan would add one more run to trail by the more manageable score of 2-3. 

In the top of the second inning, junior Beck Sheffield settled his nerves on the mound, allowing no runs as he retired the side. 

Then the Trojans scored three runs and didn’t look back in a 12-6 win over Green Canyon. Brigham Spens had three RBI and senior Luke Bauerle two while Sheffield grabbed his second win of the season. 

That win over a school in 4A set the table for a big week for Morgan, who at 0-3 in region play needed something to go its way against South Summit Wednesday, April 9. 

After two scoreless innings of play, the dam broke in the top of the third as South Summit scored two runs. 

Morgan [10-7, 2-3 Region 13] responded by getting an RBI triple from Harden in the bottom of the third. In all, five runs crossed home plate in that third inning for the Trojans en route to an 8-4 victory. 

Two days later, the Trojans were at South Summit for the second game of this home-and-home series, Friday, April 11. Morgan slammed four runs in the top of the second and 10-run ruled its rival in just five innings by the score of 13-0. 

Senior Ryder Waldron went the distance for the Trojans, punching out four batters for the win. Harden continued his hot-hitting streak, going 2-for-3 from the plate with two triples for a Morgan team that combined for 11 total hits in the victory that moved the Trojans to 2-3 in the Region 13 standings. 

Another three-game week that includes a home-and-home with Ben Lomond in Region 13 play awaits the Trojans on Tuesday, April 16 [away] and Thursday, April 18, at home. Morgan will wrap up the week with a non-league home game against Roy, on April 20.  λ

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