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Davis baseball still unblemished four games into season

Mar 21, 2024 02:12PM ● By Josh McFadden

There are plenty of games left to go, but so far so good for the Davis baseball team.

The Darts are a perfect 4-0 so far, having scored at least nine runs in three of those wins. Davis tallied six in the other victory. 

The Darts have had a busy few days, as they played all four games in a five-day span March 14–18. On March 14, Davis dumped Woods Cross 11-4 at home, matching its 11 runs with 11 hits on the day. Thomas Pattison was the winning pitcher, and plenty of players contributed offensively. Owen Talbot, Gavin Jacks and Max Hunter hit doubles. Brody McGuire had two RBI, while teammates Carter Garrett, Talbot and Hunter each had one. 

Davis upended Box Elder 6-2 on March 15, with three of the Darts’ runs coming in the sixth inning. Davis had eight hits, and pitcher Wally Grant had five strikeouts and got credited with the win. Hunter had a monster game, with a double, a triple and two RBI. Kaleb Weaver and Wyatt Horning also had doubles. 

Next, the Darts edged Skyline 10-8 on the road last Saturday. Davis did much of its offensive damage in the second inning when it scored six runs. Davis also added two more runs in the seventh inning as Skyline was mounting a comeback. Weaver was the winning pitcher in this one, and he struck out five batters and had a double from the plate as well. Seth Jarmen had a double and two RBI for the Darts.

On Monday Davis had yet another close game, this time at home against Clearfield. Davis finished strong in this contest. 

The Darts fell behind 5-1 in the second inning and still trailed 8-3 after five innings. But a 4-0 sixth inning and a 2-0 seventh inning shut the door on the Falcons and completed the rally. Hunter hit two doubles, while Jarmen and Wally Grant added one apiece. Hunter also had three RBI, and McGuire and Jaxon Marble each had two. Grant batted in a runner as well. 

The Darts can continue their winning ways and maintain their undefeated streak Wednesday at Copper Hills. 

Other locals

Through four games, Farmington is 1-3 on the season. Last week, the Phoenix lost at home to West Jordan 12-6 on March 14 and then fell at Riverton 9-8 on March 16. On Monday, the Phoenix picked up their first win of the season by unleashing 17 runs in a 17-9 victory over Northridge. Farmington hosts Box Elder on March 25. 

In Region 5, Viewmont is 3-3, while Woods Cross is 2-2. Bountiful is looking for its first win after losing its first four contests. Viewmont defeated Mountain Ridge 4-2 at home on Tuesday. This followed a busy previous week in which the team played five games. 

Woods Cross fell to Syracuse 10-1 on Tuesday, four days after crushing Skyline 8-1. In that win, Heston White struck out four batters and got the win. Beckham Stanger hit a double for Woods Cross, while four players had RBIs. Woods Cross travels to Lone Peak on Thursday followed by a home game with Skyridge. 

As for Bountiful, the Redhawks were looking for win No. 1 Wednesday at Payson. The Redhawks play at Orem on Thursday. Bountiful lost to Juan Diego 13-9 on March 14 and came up short at Granger on March 15, losing 8-5.