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Viewmont, Woods Cross off to great starts in Region 5 baseball

Apr 18, 2024 10:08AM ● By Josh McFadden
Beckham Smith, Viewmont steals Third by sliding under the tag. The heads-up jump helped the Vikings slide into a win over the Knights 5 - 3 April 12 at Home. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

Beckham Smith, Viewmont steals Third by sliding under the tag. The heads-up jump helped the Vikings slide into a win over the Knights 5 - 3 April 12 at Home. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

After up-and-down non-region games, the Viewmont and Woods Cross baseball teams had successful starts to the region portion of the season. 

Both squads were 3-0 heading into their Wednesday contests. Plenty of action remains. 


The Vikings hosted Clearfield on Wednesday sporting a record of 9-3 overall. 

After dispatching Box Elder 10-0 in the region opener April 8, the Vikings routed the Bees once again, this time 11-4 on April 10. Viewmont racked up 13 hits on the day and turned a 3-2 deficit in the sixth inning into a commanding 11-3 lead with nine runs. Plenty of players made highlights in the contest. Cal Miller hit a home run and had three RBI. Boston Williams also had three RBI, while Brody Hooper had two. Gage Kortman had a double and an RBI. 

Viewmont outlasted Northridge 5-3 on April 12. Elias Culley was the winning pitcher, and he struck out four batters as well. Miller once again had a huge game at the plate, hitting a home run for the second game in a row. He added two RBI in helping his team prevail. Viewmont won despite getting outhit 8-3. 

The Vikings hosted Clearfield on Wednesday, after our press deadline. They will then travel to Clearfield on Friday. 

Woods Cross

The Wildcats were 4-7 in non-league play but were unblemished in their first three region games. 

Wood Cross scored a pair of blowouts in its last two outings, first blanking Clearfield 11-0 on April 10. That game saw the Wildcats amass 13 hits to just two for the Falcons. Harley Vicchrilli had seven strikeouts and got the win. Beckham Stanger hit a triple and batted in three runs. Max Moffat also had three RBI in the win. Alexander Holdstock had a double and an RBI, while Beau Blackwell hit a double as well. Wood Cross did most of its damage in the third inning where it exploded for 10 runs. 

Roy was up next for Woods Cross on April 12, and the Royals were no match for the Wildcats. Playing at home, Woods Cross had 13 hits on the day and had another 10-run surge in a 14-3 win. This time, the 10 runs came in the second inning, putting the game away early. Several players got into the action offensively, with Blackwell headlining the day with a home run and three RBI. Stanger, Thomas Pattison and Ryan Jones each had doubles, with Jones and Pattison adding two RBI. Stetson Critchley also had two RBI. 

Woods Cross hosted Bonneville on Wednesday. The Wildcats play at Roy on Thursday and at Bonneville on Friday. 


The 5-9 Redhawks are 2-2 in league play and have had an assortment of results this season: close victories and losses, blowout wins and lopsided defeats. 

Bountiful was 1-2 in Region 5 games last week but picked up a close win this week. 

The Redhawks fell at home to Roy, 3-1, April 10, getting their only run in the bottom of the final inning. In a losing cause, pitcher Tavis Danner had an excellent game, allowing just four hits and striking out eight batters. 

On April 12, the Redhawks lost at Box Elder 7-3, despite getting seven hits to Box Elder’s four. Five errors were detrimental for Bountiful. Danner was big at the plate this time, hitting a home run and getting an RBI. Jackson Kyhl hit a double. 

On Tuesday, the Redhawks picked up a key win with an 8-7 decision at home over Box Elder. Danner was the winning pitcher and also had eight strikeouts. He also had an RBI. TJ Dahlke hit a home run and lit up the stat sheet by bringing in five runs. 

The Redhawks hosted Northridge on Wednesday and entertain Clearfield on Monday. 


In Region 1, Davis owns a solid 10-3 record and have own two of its first three league games. 

Davis defeated Syracuse 4-2 on the road on April 10, thanks largely to good pitching and fielding in a nine-inning game. Davis allowed just four hits on the day as well as a single run in the first inning and one in the seventh. The seventh-inning run from Syracuse extended the game, but the Darts secured the win with two runs in the ninth. Owen Talbot had two RBI, while Brody McGuire and Carter Garrett each had doubles. 

In a rematch on April 12, Davis once again won in a close game. This time it was 3-1, as Kaleb Weaver had seven strikeouts for Davis from the mound. Talbot and Garrett contributed doubles. 

Davis hosted Fremont on Wednesday and then play at Fremont on both Thursday and Friday. 


The Phoenix are still looking for win No. 1 in league play and are 1-11 overall. 

Farmington lost in a shutout to Fremont on the road on April 10, falling 7-0. Austin Rees had four strikeouts for the Phoenix in defeat. Two days later, Farmington lost at home to the same Fremont team, this time 16-6. The game went just five innings and saw the Silverwolves rack up 19 hits. All six of Farmington’s runs came in the first two innings, with three in each one. In defeat, James Peterson had a big day for Farmington. The junior catcher hit a home run and had an RBI. 

On Tuesday, Farmington came close but fell 6-6 at Weber in a nine-inning heartbreaker. Gage Farr had four strikeouts for Farmington and had an RBI as well. Easton Hunt had a double and drove in two runs for the Phoenix. 

Farmington was aiming for its first region win on Wednesday at home against Weber. The Phoenix finish their three-game series with the Warriors on the road on Friday before playing at Syracuse next Tuesday.