OREM — The Orem High baseball team started off fast Monday afternoon vs. Region 8 foe Provo, then withstood a late Bulldog rally to prevail 9-7 at Tiger Field.
The Tigers jumped on Provo early, scoring nine runs in the first three innings, to take what seemed a comfortable 9-3 lead, but Provo refused to quit.
In the sixth inning, Provo got to Orem starter Parker Overly, scoring four runs to make the game interesting. Jaxon Deucher replaced Overly with one out in the sixth to get the Tigers out a jam. The sophomore hurler then retired the side in order in the top of the seventh to earn the save. Daniel Jenkins took the loss for Provo.
"Parker didn't have his best stuff today, but he got some key outs when he needed to," said Orem coach Jeff Gustin. "I have to give a lot of credit to Jaxon Deucher. He came into the game in a tough situation in the sixth inning and gave us what we needed. Then he closed the door in the seventh."
Orem improves to 8-5 on the season and 3-0 in Region 8 play. The Bulldogs (2-10, 0-3) and the Tigers will meet again Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Provo.
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