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Some local baseball teams still waiting to start region play

Apr 06, 2023 01:38PM ● By Josh McFadden

Three years ago, COVID derailed the spring high school sports season. This season, Mother Nature has done that. Fortunately, unlike the coronavirus pandemic, this long winter won’t permanently end the season. Most likely. 

As for baseball, Region 5 hasn’t even had a chance to begin league play yet. Plus, most teams across the Wasatch Front, including Davis County schools, have only been able to play a handful of games. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats have seen the most action among Davis County squads, as they currently sport a 2-5 record. Of course, four of those games were played in a tournament at Snow Canyon High School in St. George March 23–25. 

Woods Cross went 1-3 in that tournament, the last game coming against Salem Hills in a 10-2 loss. 

The Wildcats have three games scheduled next week, when spring weather should finally be here. Woods Cross faces Bonneville in all three games, beginning April 11 at home. 


The Redhawks have the best record in Region 4 at 4-1. Fortunately for Bountiful, it has found spring weather – in California. 

Playing in a tournament in Irvine, California, Bountiful fell to Newport Harbor (California) on April 1 and then shut out Protola High School (California) 2-0 on April 3. Both Bountiful runs came in the second inning in a contest in which the Redhawks recorded six hits. On April 4, the Redhawks edged host Irvine High School 2-1. Junior pitcher Tavis Danner was excellent, recording 13 strikeouts and allowing just four hits. 

Next week, Bountiful should be able to start league play. The Redhawks have a three-game series with Northridge April 11, 12 and 14. 


It has been quite a while since the 3-1 Vikings have had a chance to play. In fact, the team has only seen action on two days this season: March 17 and 18, playing twice on each day. The Vikings defeated Dixie 3-2 in their last outing. 

The Vikings will begin Region 5 games on April 11 when they host Box Elder. The two teams will meet again April 12 and April 14. 


The Darts were also able to escape the state and play in a tournament in California. Davis lost three games in Irving, California, over the weekend and early this week. Two of the three losses were by a single run (9-8 and 7-6), while the other defeat came April 3 against University City, California, by the count of 5-2. The Darts finished tournament play on April 5, after our press deadline. On April 11, the Darts will play a region game at home against Weber. 


The Phoenix are 3-0 in Region 1 and 4-3 overall. All three league victories came against Clearfield, spread out over a week and a half. 

The first victory occurred on March 21, a 10-2 triumph. The two teams met again on Saturday in a double-header. In game one, the Phoenix posted a 6-0 victory, with Logan Mounteer getting the win on the mound. He also had two strikeouts. Josh Hecht had a fantastic game, hitting a home run and a double. He also had two RBIs. Teammate Mitch Nielsen had two RBIs as well. 

In the second win over Clearfield, Farmington allowed just two hits, with Hecht getting the win and striking out five batters. He also had a double from the plate. Dayton Runyan had two RBI, as the Phoenix had eight hits. 

Next week, Farmington has a Monday contest at home against Layton. The Phoenix then play Syracuse three consecutive times, April 11, 12 and 14. λ