American Legion rally: Fullmer throws Ridgeline past the Utah Royals | School sports
A big day at home for Davis Fullmer was just enough for the Mavericks to keep their undefeated record intact.
Fullmer made four runs ‑‑‑ the last in a late seventh standstill ‑‑‑ to propel the Ridgeline American Legion baseball team to a 9-8 victory over the Utah Royals on day 1 of the Logan Diamond Classic. This game took place Thursday in Green Canyon.
The Mavericks (3-0) had to rally late to stay in control of their group. Fullmer shot Ridgeline even at 7-7 in the home half of the sixth with a three-run homerun over the fence to the left.
The (Roy) Royals scored once early in the seventh to regain the lead, but it was short lived. Max Major managed a single RBI for the hosts and Fullmer shot goals with bases loaded to slam the door.
Kadeyn Miller had a single and a brace for the Mavericks, who had three hits from Major and two from Trey Purser. Eleven different Ridgeline hitters have teamed up for 16 base strokes.
Major also threw the last three frames for the Mavericks and limited the Royals to one point on three hits.
OTHER THURSDAY GAMES
The other three Cache Valley programs in action lost at home on day one of the annual tournament. Blacksmith Fork (Mountain Crest) was edged out by Upper Falls (Rexsburg, Idaho) 4-2, North Cache (Sky View) lost to Layton by a score of 11-3 and Green Canyon fell to Herriman, 11-6 .
Blacksmith Fork took a 2-1 lead over Upper Falls. The Trappers (6-1) scored their two points at the start of the second. Andrew Nielsen had a triple in points and then scored on a Porter Budge field.
It was one of only two hits of the game for Blacksmith Fork, who got a single from Kaden Deeter. A pair of Upper Falls throwers teamed up to remove 12 sticks and walk none.
Nate Rowley has been solid on the mound for the Trappers as he allowed just one earned run in six innings, scattered six hits, stoked six and delivered six free passes.
Layton took a 7-0 advantage over North Cache after just two frames and led up to nine points. The Titans (1-3) made their three runs at the end of the fifth.
Tucker Murdock signed an RBI brace for North Cache, which earned points from Cole Watterson, Kaden Matthews and Destrie Fisher. Matthews landed one of the Titans’ three low blows.
Herriman exploded for nine points early in the second against Green Canyon, who then put five points on the scoreboard in half the second to reduce their deficit to 9-6. The Huskers (1-7) tackled their other point in the opening frame.
Coleman Bobb hit a two-run single for Green Canyon, who had two runs and a hit from Abe Olson, plus two walks, a run and an RBI from Traceson Jensen.
Logan got a first round pass on Day 1 of the three-day tournament. The Grizzlies, Huskers, Titans and Trappers all host their respective pools.
The group match will end on Friday as each team will play twice. The winner of each poll will advance to the semi-finals, which will be played Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Logan High. The championship contest is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the same location.