The Trojans varsity baseball team finished their regular season with a close, home loss to top-seed Stansbury and a convincing win over Ogden. As a result, the Trojans closed out the regular season as the number three seed in Region 11, earning a trip to the state playoffs.
On April 30, Tanner Hales pitched arguably the best game of his career, surrendering two earned runs against a high-powered offense that has scored as many as 32 runs in a game and is accustomed to blowing out other teams.
Cam Jarrett had the lone Trojan RBI on a first-inning sacrifice fly, as the offense was stymied by Stansbury’s Trenton Griffin. Despite the 3-1 defeat, the Trojans gained confidence and momentum knowing they can compete at the highest level.
The momentum carried over to a game against Ogden on May 2, with huge playoff implications. On Fan Appreciation Day at OHS, Trojan fans enjoyed free hot dogs and the team enjoyed a convincing 7-1 thrashing of the Tigers. Cam Skinner, MHS starting pitcher, mixed speeds and changed locations effectively, resulting in a host of strikeouts and harmless ground balls.
The team will travel to Spanish Fork on May 10 for a state-playoff doubleheader. Up first are the Snow Canyon Warriors, second seed in Region 9.
The second game will be against either the Spanish Fork Dons (first seed in Region 12) or the Uintah Utes (fourth seed in Region 10).