STANSBURY PARK — Baseball action returned to the diamond Tuesday night, as the Stansbury Stallions and the Woods Cross Wildcats opened their seasons.
On a cold, snowy afternoon, the Stallions were able to gain the advantage in what was only a five inning game. Stansbury took home the victory on their home field, 6-1.
Jesse Clingman pitched three scoreless innings for the Stallions, striking out five, and getting the win. Clingman also went 1-2 with an RBI single.
Marcos Chacon went 2-3 with an RBI single and an RBI double. Shaden Fisher had a good game for Woods Cross, driving in its lone run, and going 1-2 on the day. Fisher also struck out two, while he relieved in the bottom of the fourth inning.
“Our pitchers went out and threw strikes, kept the ball low in the strike zone,” said Jesse Clingman. “Their hitters did the work for us, grounded out, and we made the fundamental plays.”
Wyatt Branch got things started for the Stallions, drawing a walk to get on base. Branch was able to advance to second base after Trevor Clingman reached on an error. Chacon then drove in Branch, and Jesse Clingman drove in his twin brother to make it 2-0. Freshman, Cody Barkdull drove in the next run, and the Stallions were able to grab a 3-0 lead at the end of the first.
A one-two-three inning led the Stallions into the bottom of the second with even more momentum. Matt Lindsley scored off an RBI single from Trevor Clingman, and the Stallions took full control of the game from then on.
Woods Cross got on the board in the top of the fourth when Shaden Fisher drove in Brady Cowley. By then the Stallions already lead 5-1, and it was over.
Chacon drove Trevor Clingman in to make it 6-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, and that is where the game stood.
The Stallions will head to the Pizza Hut Classic in Saint George Friday and Saturday, while the Wildcats play at Skyline on Thursday.
CJ Pronk is a Deseret Digital Media intern and a junior at Stansbury High School.