With a 15-9 win over Viewmont on Wednesday, Jordan has advanced through the first two rounds of the double-elimination state tournament unscathed. And the Beetdiggers stayed hot, winning their seventh straight and 13 of their past 15.
As with the victory over the Vikings, Jordan broke away with a nine-run third inning. And with the 15-7 advantage, the Beetdiggers received just enough pitching from Morgan Gomez to keep an upstart Viewmont team at bay.
Colton Shaver had a big day, driving in four runs. Conner Ogden hit a home run and had five RBIs, while Mark Krueger pounded out three hits.
"We turned things around when we stopped trying to hit homers in every at-bat," Shaver said. "Once the top of the lineup started to hit, the bottom of the order started driving in runs, and we became a much more complete offensive team."
Bingham 9, Copper Hills 5 • The Miners followed up a blowout win over Hunter with a solid second round outing.
Alta 11, Taylorsville 0 • The Hawks invoked the 10-run rule in shutting out one of the more potent offenses in Class 5A.
American Fork 4, Davis 1 • The Cavemen scored four times in the top of the sixth inning. American Fork next faces Jordan.
Kearns 3, Brighton 2 • Kearns narrowly avoided elimination in advancing to next week.
Syracuse 6, Hunter 2 • The Titans scored five runs in the bottom of the first to take control.
Riverton 6, Fremont 4 • Riverton scored two in the top of the 11th inning to advance.
Lone Peak 10, Layton 0 • This one ended in the sixth inning as the defending state champs stayed alive.
Sky View 7, Maple Mountain 1 • The Bobcats blitzed the Region 8 champs with 10 hits, as Mitchell Berryhill had a strong pitching performance to keep the Golden Eagles scoreless after the first inning.
Mountain Crest 10, Salem Hills 5 • The Mustangs broke a 5-5 tie with some late runs to pull ahead of the Skyhawks. Ben Weese earned the victory for Mountain Crest.
Skyline 3, Springville 2 • Despite two homers from the Red Devils' Conrad Beach, the Eagles survived with Lars Lofgren delivering on the mound. Luke Myers went 3-for-3.
Murray 12, Woods Cross 4 • Cam Howe guided the Spartans to a 12-4 win on the road against Woods Cross.