SALINA – The North Sevier High School Wolves baseball team opened the 2020 season at the Panther-Tiger Classic tournament in Hurricane Thursday through Saturday, March 5-7. The Wolves picked up two wins and three losses at the non-conference tourney.
The Wolves’ first matchup was with Sky View. The 4A Bobcats defeated the Wolves, 7-1, March 5. Sky View brought two players across home plate in the bottom of the first inning. The Wolves cut the Bobcats’ lead in half at the top of the second when Deagan Brazell’s RBI brought Hunter Higgs across home plate. The Bobcats went on to score a run in the bottom of the third, two in the fourth and two in the sixth inning for the win.
The Wolves earned a 12-2 victory over Timpview’s Thunderbirds, Friday. Bringing seven runners home in the top of the first inning and three more in the second built a 10-0 advantage for the Wolves. The Thunderbirds got on the scoreboard with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Wolves secured the win with a run in the top of the fourth and fifth innings, which is when the game was called due to the mercy rule.
Kagan Beckstead went three of three at bat, two of which were doubles, scored three runs and had two RBIs for the Wolves. Higgs hit two of three pitches, had an RBI and crossed home plate twice. Brazell also went two of three at bat, one of which was a double, had two RBIs and scored a run for the Wolves. Travis Jacobsen hit a double in his two of three at bat and had two RBIs, while Burke Mickelsen hit a triple and had an RBI in the Wolves’ winning effort.
The win over Timpview was followed by a shutout loss to Logan, 11-0. The Grizzlies scored three runs at the top of the first and fourth innings, two in the fifth and three more in the sixth to chalk the victory over the Wolves, Friday.
The Wolves took the field against Grantsville’s Cowboys for an 8-2 loss, Saturday. The Wolves scored their two runs in the top of the first inning with two Beckstead RBIs, which brought Mickelsen and Marshall Okerlund across home plate. The Cowboys responded with five runs in the bottom of the first, another in the second and two more in the sixth, which ended the game.
The Wolves will host a two-day Frozen Rope Shootout tournament in Salina, Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, playing two games each day. Friday’s bouts will be against South Summit at 11 a.m. and then Duchesne at 1:30 p.m. Saturday’s matchups will be against Skyline at 12:30 p.m., and Milford at 3 p.m.
The Wolves will host Monticello for a double-header Tuesday, March 17, starting at 2 p.m. After which, they will travel to Enterprise Wednesday, March 18, for a game slated to begin at 3 p.m.