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High school baseball: Orem downs Mountain View in Region 8 opener

Published: Wednesday, March 27 2013 10:21 a.m. MDT

Orem High School pitcher Parker Overly as the Orem Tigers defeat the Mountain View Bruins Tuesday. (Deseret News) Orem High School pitcher Parker Overly as the Orem Tigers defeat the Mountain View Bruins Tuesday. (Deseret News)

OREM — The Orem High baseball team opened Region 8 play Tuesday with a 12-2 victory over cross-town rival Mountain View. The Tigers (5-5, 1-0) were led by junior Parker Overly, who threw a six-inning complete game, surrendering just three hits and one earned run, while striking out four. Sophomore Jordan Raab took the loss for the Bruins (6-4, 0-1).

Using a balanced offensive attack, Orem scored 12 runs on 11 hits with 10 Tigers collecting at least one hit apiece. Nolan Gray led Orem with two RBIs, while five other Tigers — Ethan Chatterley, Brett Tittle, Garett Cook, Nic Andersen and Quinn Ringer — each scored twice.

Orem got on the board early, scoring three runs in the first inning and two more in the second to take a 5-0 lead. The Bruins scratched out a run in both the third and fourth innings, but Orem responded in the bottom of the fourth with three more to take a commanding 8-2 lead. Two more runs in both the fifth and sixth innings gave Orem a 10-run victory. Overly improved his record to 2-0 on the year with an ERA of 1.67.

The Tigers and Bruins will play game two of the series on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Mountain View.

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