Grizzlies win with walk-off in 4A baseball tourney

The fortunes turned for the Logan baseball team a day after suffering a 3-2 loss on one mistake.

It was the Grizzlies’ turn to benefit from costly errors on Wednesday in a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Olympus in dramatic fashion, advancing in the 4A state tournament.

“I’m just excited to live for another day,” said Logan’s TJ Booth, who batted home the winning run. “This is all we got left. We have to go win a ball game next week and keep the legacy alive. We have to pull together. We haven’t been getting many hits. We have to focus up and go get it.”

Trailing 2-0 and down to their final two outs, the Grizzlies benefited from three costly errors by the Titans’ Chevy Albretson. The rightfielder lost a fly ball to put two aboard with one out, then committed back-to-back errors to load the bases and allow the winning runs to score on a single from Booth.

“We’ll take it any way we can get it,” Logan head coach Mike Hansen said. “It wasn’t pretty. There wasn’t a whole lot of execution that we did well but I’ve always said baseball is an incredibly strange game.”

The Titans took the lead in the first inning behind a pair of doubles, a sacrifice fly and a balk, but were unable to hold on down the stretch and were eliminated from the playoffs with their second loss.

Logan will face the loser of Timpanogos and Woods Cross in the consolation bracket of the state tournament on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Kearns.

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