<strong>SMITHFIELD—</strong> Logan completed the region-play sweep over valley-rival Sky View Wednesday, as the Grizzlies put away the Bobcats, 5-1. The win was Logan’s third in as many games over their valley-rivals this season.
Logan’s Marshall Hedin had a complete game on the mound for the Grizzlies (12-7, 8-1), where he held the Bobcat hitters at bay for nearly the entire game.
“Well obviously I have got to go right to Marshall Hedin,” Grizzly head coach Mike Hansen said. “Any time a pitcher gets a complete game victory it’s great. His breaking stuff was the difference for him. It hasn’t been really sharp for him before, but from start to finish his breaking stuff just kept them off stride. He just competed today. It was an incredible job by him.”
The game started rough for the Grizzlies and the Bobcats capitalized. Sky View’s Zach Hansen had the only RBI for SV as he brought Mitch Berryhill home on a single to right field to put the Bobcats up 1-0 after one inning of play.
From there it was all Logan. After giving up three hits and a run in the first inning, Hedin settled into a rhythm and allowed only two more hits the entire rest of the game. Over the final two innings, the Logan defense didn’t allow a single Sky View batter to reach first base.
“We didn’t come ready to play today,” SV head coach Jim Patterson said. “We were down a little bit. I don’t know if it’s because we’ve had a long week or what, but it didn’t seem like we were ready to play from the get-go today. The other thing is that we didn’t execute well offensively. We’re playing a good team. When you make mistakes against good teams, you don’t always win. In fact, a lot of times it comes back to bite you.”
Logan scored in the top of the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead. Then solid hitting and base-running by the Grizzlies, along with a few Sky View errors in the sixth, left the Bobcats trailing, 5-1.
“It wasn’t any big innings, just one run here and two runs there and some timely hits as well,” Hansen said. “We took advantage of some of their miscues. We took advantage of some things. It was just some good clutch hitting by these guys. And we get it pretty much top to bottom. I feel like it’s different guys every day that have a big game, so that’s a nice luxury to have as a coach.”
Logan extended its winning streak to six games, while Sky View (11-8, 5-4) has now lost four of its last six, with two of those losses coming in the last two days against Logan.
“Our whole goal is that we’re never satisfied. These kids are not satisfied and we’re just going to keep getting better and better,” Hansen said.
Sky View looks to rebound from the loss as the Bobcats travel to Roy on Friday for a 3:30 p.m. game, while Logan hopes to continue its valley dominance as the Grizzlies host Mountain Crest Friday night at 7 p.m.