Big first inning lifts Providence over Brigham City

PROVIDENCE – Facing off for the second time in four nights made for a crazy game of baseball.

The Providence Wolverines offense scorched Brigham City for 11 runs in the first inning, but the bats went silent the rest of the way in a 12-5 win.

“A win is a win,” said Providence’s Brad Singer. “We just want to come out and compete and win. We’re a bunch of competitors that want to win and hate losing.”

Singer 2-for-3 with a 3-run home run and a 2-RBI double, and Matt Stranski added a 2-run home run to pace the Wolverines.

The Wolverines used seven hits, three walks and got some help from some Brigham City miscues to fuel the early explosion, but with a big lead, Providence let its guard down and committed five errors down the stretch.

“We just got complacent, played too relaxed,” Singer said. “We weren’t making plays that we usually do. We need to come more focused to the ballpark.”

Payton Davis pitched a complete game for Providence, giving up seven hits and recording five striekouts to earn the win.

The Wolverines improved to 9-2 overall this season, maintaining their slim lead over Logan atop the NUL standings.

Providence travels to Hyrum to face the Hornets on Friday, while Brigham City will try and pick up its fourth win of the season on Saturday in Smithfield.

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