STANSBURY PARK — The Stansbury Stallions continued their hot play with a 13-1 drumming over the Ogden Tigers on Thursday.
“We were real aggressive on the base paths,” Stansbury coach Ray Clinton said. “We just had to put pressure on the defense and that’s what we did. We'll take those quick five-inning games every time.”
Matt Lindsley went 3-3 with an RBI for the Stallions, Tyson Haddon went 2-2 with an RBI, and Wyatt Branch was 2-3 with an RBI. Jackson Clausing also recorded a two-RBI triple. Jesse Clingman pitched the whole game for the Stallions, striking out six and allowing only one hit and one run. Hunter Anderson recorded the only hit and the only RBI for the Tigers.
The Tigers picked up the early 1-0 lead after Anderson’s RBI single, but that was the extent of the Tigers’ offense.
Jesse Clingman went to work for the Stallions, forcing ground ball after ground ball, and getting some great help from his defense.
“He struggled on the mound against Bear River,” Clinton said. “He’s been pitching all the tough games for us and we wanted him to have a little easier game today. He threw a lot more strikes, got back to the basics. He had one walk in five innings. We’ll take that.”
The Stallions’ offense was just as impressive. Lindsley went 3-3 on the day including an RBI on an infield hit. Haddon drove in a run and had two base hits into the outfield, and Branch found the gaps in the defense all day as well. Clausing’s two-RBI triple was a big momentum swing, and the Stallions never looked back from there.
With the win the Stallions move to 10-2 on the year, and will face Mountain Crest in a double-header Saturday. The Tigers drop to 5-5 and will face Bear River Tuesday.
CJ Pronk is a Deseret Digital Media intern and a junior at Stansbury High School.