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6A baseball tournament begins, as Davis moves on

May 30, 2023 12:47PM ● By Josh McFadden

The most exciting team of the year for prep baseball has arrived: the state tournament. One local team has successfully advanced in the Class 6A playoffs, as Davis will play in the Super Regionals May 18 and 19. 

The Darts were seeded 16th in the state tournament after having gone 10-15 overall during the regular season. Davis placed third in Region 1 with a 10-8 mark. 

The baseball playoffs begin with a best-of-three series, with higher seeded teams getting a home game in game one and two. Davis matched up against Herriman in the Regionals, first facing the Mustangs May 13 at home. Game one went the Darts’ way, as they prevailed 7-5. Davis looked to be in control, up 6-2 heading into the sixth inning. That’s win Herriman scored three runs in the top of the sixth to cut the margin to 6-5. A timely run in the bottom of the sixth gave Davis more breathing room. Neither team scored in the seventh, sealing Davis’ win. Kaleb Weaver hit a triple, and JC Warnick had three RBI. 

On May 15, the teams played two games. First, Herriman evened the series with a convincing 17-4 win. Herriman outhit the Darts 16-8 in the win. However, later in the day, Davis clinched the series and advanced in the playoffs with a 3-2 victory. Andrew Fillomohala was the winning pitcher, and he struck out nine batters too. Davis had five hits to four for Herriman. The Mustangs also committed four errors. 

Davis now plays in the Super Regionals, another best-of-three series on teams’ home sites. The Darts have a tall order, as they face top-seeded Skyridge May 18 and 19. A second game on May 19 would take place if the series is tied. Region 4’s Skyridge is 17-5 overall. 


The Phoenix went 7-11 in Region 1 to finish in fifth place. Farmington was seeded 20th in the 6A tournament. 

Farmington entered the tournament on a six-game skid, and the streak carried over into the playoffs. Facing 13th-seeded Bingham, Farmington lost both contest, putting an end to its season. 

First, on May 13, Farmington fell in a 10-0 shutout, as Bingham limited the Phoenix to just one hit. On May 15, Farmington played the Miners to a much more competitive game, this time losing just 8-7. Farmington was up 7-3 in the top of the fourth inning after get three runs in the third and four more in the fourth. However, Bingham responded with four run of its own in the fourth inning and one more in the fifth. The Phoenix couldn’t muster any more runs to overcome the deficit. 

Easton Wight, Mitch Nielsen, Pickle Monk and Matt Hecht each hit doubles in the loss. Nielsen also had two RBI. 

Farmington’s season came to an end with an 8-19 record. λ