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Morgan baseball now fine-tuning things for state

Apr 25, 2024 09:54AM ● By Brian Shaw

After last week’s 13-0 drubbing of South Summit on Thursday April 11 in just five innings, there was a sense that the Morgan Trojans baseball team seemed to be gelling at the right time. 

On Thursday April 18, senior Brigham Spens found his best stuff and threw a no-hitter in an 18-0 rout at Ben Lomond that ended after five innings.  

“The team is doing great, we are currently on a seven-game win streak and hoping to continue that progress through this week!” said Morgan head coach Jed Stuart. 

Spens struck out eight batters, and five Trojans players each hit two or more RBI in the shutout. 

In other action this past week, junior Beck Sheffield had seven strikeouts on the pitcher’s mound, and the Trojans’ bats heated up in the top of the fifth inning and the sixth, in a 7-1 win at Ben Lomond, Thursday April 16. 

Morgan [14-7, 4-3 Region 13] got two RBI from Sheffield, two more from sophomore George Jensen, an RBI triple from junior Camron Talbot, and one run apiece from senior Ryder Waldron and junior Ryker Moser in the rout. 

On Friday, April 17, the Trojans welcomed Providence Hall to Morgan County and outlasted the Patriots in a 6-4 slugfest. Morgan scored one run in each of the six-and-a-half innings played, as senior Ryder Waldron scattered seven hits for the Trojans. 

Senior Ben Harden slammed an RBI triple and senior Tryker Jones helped himself to a triple in the victory that saw the Trojans manufacture runs in a variety of ways against the school from southwest Salt Lake County. 

Morgan wrapped up a busy week, winning its third game away from home in seven days in an 11-6 victory at Roy on Saturday, April 20. It was a big win for the Trojans, their seventh straight, and junior Camron Talbot continued his hot streak on the pitcher’s mound, notching his sixth victory. 

At the moment, Morgan is the No. 7 seed according to the UHSAA RPI—second highest in Region 13. While the Trojans are firing on all cylinders at this point, Morgan head coach Jed Stuart said his team is composed and preparing for what could be a memorable trip at the 3A state tournament. 

“We are focusing one game at a time right now, knowing the playoffs are just a short time away.” λ

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