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High school baseball: Seth Taylor leads American Fork's junior varsity to 4-3 win over Riverton

Published: Friday, April 18 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT

Riverton's Zachary Fitch attempts to tap American Fork's Seth Taylor during a baseball game at American Fork High School Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Hugh Carey, Deseret News

AMERICAN FORK — With the varsity game rescheduled for Friday, it was the American Fork junior varsity team taking the field Thursday against Riverton. The Cavemen came away with a 4-3 win due to some clutch hitting and clutch pitching from reliever Seth Taylor.

Taylor took the mound in a tight situation in the top of the sixth inning. Riverton was threatening with runners on first and second base with two outs, but Taylor got Riverton's Clint Salter to fly out to center and end the inning.

An inning later, Taylor was faced with runners on first and third with no outs, but provided three straight strike-outs for the win.

"That's sort of my role to come in and finish out games," Taylor said. "It ended up working out good and I was able to pitch out of those situations."

Taylor also provided some heroics from the plate with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 3-3. Dallin Searle then provided an RBI single to give American Fork a 4-3 lead for the final score.

Riverton got off to an early lead with RBI singles from Jacob White and Kash Westerkamp in the top of the first for an early 2-0 lead.

Email: bgurney@desnews.com

Twitter: @BrandonCGurney

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