STANSBURY PARK — Gusts of wind reached over 60 mph when the Maple Mountain Golden Eagles faced the Stansbury Stallions on Saturday.
The wind wasn't the only wild thing.
On the baseball diamond, Maple Mountain used an offensive explosion and great pitching from Makay Nelson to blow past Stansbury, 15-2.
Maple Mountain's Wes Carter went 2 for 2 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Nelson pitched all five innings, striking out eight and allowing three hits in the win.
The Stallions jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Trevor Clingman scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the first. Clingman was able to steal all three bases after he was hit by a pitch. Unfortunately for the Stallions, they would only get one more run and had three hits all game.
Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles got rolling in the top of the second. Alex Burrows reached on an error, and Logan Kinross scored to tie the game at 1-1. Carter cleared the bases on a three-run double, and Kinross drove in two runs with a two-run RBI double on his second at bat of the inning. The Golden Eagles got two more runs in the frame, and they ran away with the game.
The Stallions got their other run when Cody Barkdull drove in Tyson Haddon on a blooper to left field, while the Golden Eagles added seven more runs from multiple contributors.
Maple Mountain will play its second game of the day against Bonneville at 1 p.m. Saturday, and the Stallions will play Bonneville at 4. Both teams moved to 5-2 on the year.
CJ Pronk is a Deseret Digital Media intern and a junior at Stansbury High School.