Quantcast
Home » News
Home » News

3A baseball: Dixie roughs up Park City to reach championship game

Published May 19, 2017 11:17 pm

3A baseball • The Flyers crank out 16 hits in the win.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Orem • Dixie doesn't yet know its opponent in the Class 3A baseball state championship game, but it hardly seems to matter the way the Flyers are playing these days.

Dixie dissected Park City 19-1 in a battle of the only two unbeatens left in the tournament. Dixie (23-3) peppered the Miners with 16 hits, including two homers, a triple and two doubles in Friday's win at Brent Brown Ballpark.

"Everybody's stroking the ball pretty good right now. It's great to see everybody putting a barrel on the ball," Dixie junior Tyson Fisher said. Kaleb "Leavitt hitting that two-run bomb, that was sick."



Fisher had his own strokes that left Park City (22-4) feeling a little bit ill.

An RBI single by Fisher sent home the first run in the first as Dixie turned over the lineup in the opening frame.

Leadoff hitter Hobbs Nyberg was already on third with a triple when Fisher came up in the second. This time Fisher crushed a ball over the left-center field fence.

Fisher got a triple with a drive to deep center in the third and, needing a double for the cycle, ended his day in the third with another run-scoring single.

"They're a great team, so we came out thinking 'Jump on them early,'" Fisher said. "I didn't think it was going to be 19-1. But we were swinging the bats pretty good [Thursday] too, so we knew we were going to come out here and put up some offense."

The 10-run rule ended the contest after five innings.

Cooper Vest started on the mound for Dixie. He worked four innings, giving up one run on three hits, before giving way to reliever Christian Hansen in the fifth.

The Flyers will play at noon Saturday and capture the state championship if they take that game. Dixie is in great shape with its pitching. Sophomores Kayler Yates and Ajay Leavitt both are available.

"I think we're OK. We've gone through two games and extended a little bit less than three guys," Dixie coach Danny Ipson said. "We've got some pitching left."

Park City will try to win a 10 a.m. game to get another shot at Dixie in the double-elimination tournament. But the situation on the mound is a little more dire for the Miners. —

Dixie 19, Park City 1

• Dixie flies right by Park City by scoring four runs in the first, six in the second and seven in the third.

• Flyers junior Tyson Fisher finishes a double shy of hitting for the cycle as his 4-for-4 day includes a two-run homer in the second.

• Kaleb Leavitt also goes deep for Dixie, sending one out to left, as well as hitting a double.

Class 3A state tournament

at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem

Saturday

10 a.m. • Park City vs. Snow Canyon

Noon • Dixie vs. winner of 10 a.m. game*

* — if Dixie loses, a winner-take-all game would follow at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

USER COMMENTS
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus