Baseball team wins twice vs. North Sevier
by Jeff Richards
The Times-Independent
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Tobin Wainer of Grand slides safely into home plate, scoring the first run of a game that the Red Devils eventually won over South Sevier on April 8.     					        Photo by Jeff Richards
Tobin Wainer of Grand slides safely into home plate, scoring the first run of a game that the Red Devils eventually won over South Sevier on April 8. Photo by Jeff Richards

The Grand County High School baseball team beat region rival North Sevier twice last week, in contests at home and on the road.

On Tuesday, April 4, the Red Devils beat the Wolves at Moab by a score of 7-1. Brayden Schultz was the winning pitcher for Grand. The Red Devils recorded a total of nine hits during the game, including a triple by Josh Jones.

On Friday, April 7, Grand traveled to Salina for a rematch with North Sevier. The Wolves led 4-3 after three innings, but the Red Devils scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to pull ahead 7-4, then held on for an eventual 8-5 victory.

Both teams recorded a total of nine hits apiece. GCHS senior Christian Wilson went 3-for-3 from the plate, with three RBIs. Schultz, a relief pitcher who took over for starter Masen Ward in the fifth inning, was the winning pitcher once again.

At noon on Saturday, April 8, the Red Devils played a non-region game against the South Sevier Rams, with Grand winning that contest by a score of 8-7.

The score was tied 2-2 after three innings, but the Rams scored four runs in the top of the fourth to go ahead 6-2. Grand added one run in the fourth and four more in the fifth to pull ahead 7-6. South Sevier then scored a run in the top of the seventh to tie the score 7-7, but Wilson knocked home the winning run for Grand with a single in the bottom of the seventh and final inning.

This week, the Red Devils had two non-region road games scheduled during the first two days of spring break. On Monday, April 10, Grand defeated American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork by a score of 24-2. Sophomore starter Brody Williams picked up the pitching win in three innings of action, as the Red Devils opened the game by scoring eight runs in the first inning.

Grand pounded a total of 20 hits against ALA, including a double and a triple by Ward, and one double each by Alec Williams and Nick Downard. Williams went 4-for-4 from the plate, and senior Tobin Wainer was 3-for-3 with four RBIs.

After playing at Summit Academy in Draper on Tuesday, April 11, Grand won’t have another game until the following Tuesday, April 18, a region contest at Gunnison. The Red Devils will also play Gunnison in Moab three days later, on Friday, April 21, starting at 3:30 p.m.

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