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Davis looking to close season with region title, run in state tournament

May 02, 2024 09:01AM ● By Josh McFadden

The baseball state tournament is just about here, and Davis is primed to contend in Class 6A. 

As the calendar turned from April to May, Davis was atop Region 1 with a 7-3 record, a game ahead of Fremont. Davis was 15-5 overall and boasted one of 6A’s most prolific offenses. Through 20 games, the Darts had amassed 150 runs, 7.5 a game. One game in particular boosted those numbers significantly. 

Davis crushed Layton 30-4 on April 25. 

The eye-opening result happened on the road for Davis in a game where the Darts compiled 22 hits and scored 21 runs in the first two innings alone. Six more runs were in the fifth inning at which time the game was called because of the lopsided score. Owen Talbot hit a double and a triple while driving in four runs. Wally Grant and Carter Garrett also had doubles and four RBIs apiece. Jaxon Marble also had four RBIs in an explosive offensive display. The blowout nature of the win was especially noteworthy considering the Darts had fallen to the Lancers 7-6 at home the day before. Davis lost that one despite outhitting Layton 11-6. 

Davis closed out April on the final day of the month with a 5-1 victory over Weber. Andrew Fillomohala had nine strikeouts and got the win. Meanwhile, Talbot had two RBIs, and Grant and Max Hunter each had one. Davis did most of its damage in the second inning with four runs. 

The Darts have four games in May to end the regular season, including a pair against Weber May 1 and 3, after our press time. A two-game series with Farmington May 6 and 7 wraps up the regular season. 

The Class 6A state tournament gets underway May 11. Davis figures to have a high seed and home some home-field advantage. 


The Phoenix were 5-4 in Region 1 and 6-11 overall as of April 30, tied for third place. Mathematically, the Phoenix still had a shot at winning the region with four games left to go. 

Farmington had a big win over Layton on the final day of April, prevailing 11-9 at home. The Phoenix only scored in two innings, but they were big ones. Four runs came in the first, while seven more were in the fifth inning. James Peterson and Pickle Monk were the stars from the plate. Peterson hit a double and a triple and drove in three runs. Monk hit a double and had four RBIs. Easton Wight, Austin Rees and Max Pearson also had an RBI apiece. 

Monk has put together All-State-like numbers this season. 

The senior infielder and pitcher has hit four home runs, a triple and six doubles while driving in 27 runs. He also has six strikeouts. Peterson has hit two home runs, a triple and three doubles, while bringing in nine runs for the Phoenix. 

Last season, Farmington lost to a talented Bingham squad in the opening series of the state tournament. Farmington will look to advance this time around when the playoffs begin May 8.