<strong>PROVIDENCE—</strong> The Providence Wolverines continued their winning streak and stayed atop the Northern Utah League standings with a dominating 12-3 win over Tremonton Wednesday.
Both teams started off slow in the first and second innings, before Tremonton jumped out to a 3-0 lead. One of the runs came off of an error and the others off a 2-run home run.
Defense got things started for the Wolverines forcing three groundouts in the top of the fourth. Justin Petersen hit a 2-run homer to tie the game, and Kelton Conquist – who scored in four of the six innings – hit a deep centerfield double for a 2-run RBI.
“Everybody picked it up after the fourth,” Conquist said. “Justin’s home run was a rally starter and Jeff (Schiffman) pitched a solid two inning jam”
Providence’s defense closed the game by only committing two errors. On the mound, the Wolverines threw a combined six strikeouts and held the Terrapins to one hit.
With their defense came more power batting; two doubles, three RBIs, a home run by Matt Stransky, and three walks put Providence in a position to take advantage of Tremonton errors and ultimately take control of the game.
“I came in and tried to throw strikes,” Schiffman said.
Pitching for the first time this season he allowed no hits and threw three strikeouts.
“The defense made good plays, and we put the ball in play when we needed to. We put the needed runs across,” Schiffman said.
Providence will look to keep the Smithfield Blue Sox at bay when the Wolverines travel to Smithfield to take on the Sox Thursday night.