<strong>SMITHFIELD—</strong> Sky View avenged a narrow one-point loss to Region 5 bottom-dweller Bonneville Tuesday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Lakers Wednesday in extra innings.
Coming off an offense packed 9-8 loss at Bonneville Tuesday, the teams went into extra innings Wednesday with nary a run on the board. Mitch Berryhill was superb on the mound for the Bobcats as he went the distance, and picked up the win.
However, after a scoreless seven innings for both teams, it looked like Sky View might be in danger of dropping its fourth game in its last five contests. Bonneville was able to score two runs in the top of the eighth inning, putting the pressure squarely on the Bobcats. This time, SV responded.
Sky View scored a run early in the eighth and then loaded the bases. Tyson Martin delivered the walk-off win in thrilling fashion as he hit a 2-RBI game-winning single. With the win, the Bobcats (12-9, 7-5) stay within striking distance of valley-rival Mountain Crest (12-9, 9-3) for second place in the region standings. Each team has three region games remaining, including one against each other Friday in Hyrum at 3:30 p.m.
Following Friday’s matchup, the Bobcats will finish off the season with a pair of games against Roy (9-9, 5-7) – a team SV defeated 8-0 in their meeting earlier this year. After Sky View, the Mustangs will square off against valley-rival and Region 5 leader Logan (14-8, 10-2) twice to finish up region play.
<strong>MUSTANGS 4, BEES 1</strong>
Facing off against Box Elder for the second time in as many days, Mountain Crest didn’t need the late game heroics it employed Tuesday in a 4-3 victory over the Bees. Instead, Ben Weese held Box Elder to one run and the Mustangs picked up an important 4-1 victory in Brigham City.
The Mustangs got on the board early with a run in the top of the first inning. MC expanded that lead to 4-0 with three more runs in the top of the third inning. Despite going scoreless the rest of the way, the four runs would be more than enough for Mountain Crest, which only gave up one run in the bottom of the fourth.
As a team, the Mustangs outhit the Bees 6-4 on the day and MC committed only one error.
<strong>GRIZZLIES 13, ROYALS 3</strong>
Logan outhit Roy 15-5 and scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning en route to a 13-3 pasting of the Royals, which earned Logan a season sweep over Roy.
Michael Hart picked up the win on the mound, as Logan allowed only one run each in the bottom of the second, third, and fifth innings. Offensively, the Grizzlies jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning but only led 3-2 after four. A 3-1 advantage in the fifth inning made the gap 6-3, but the seven-run seventh inning officially put the game out of reach.
The Grizzlies have won eight of their last nine games, with the lone loss coming at home to Mountain Crest. Logan will finish out this week with a game Friday against Box Elder at 3:30 p.m., and will then face the Mustangs twice next week in a home-and-home that could decide the Region 5 champion.