STANSBURY PARK – The Stansbury Stallions came into Thursday’s rivalry game with Tooele with a chance to wrap up the Region 11 championship. The Stallions did just that, beating the Buffaloes 13-7.
Multiple players for the Stallions contributed, and Tyler VonHatten led the way for Tooele, going 2-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI.
The Stallions got rolling early, scoring seven runs in the first.
Filip Anderson scored on a passed ball to make it 1-0, and Tyson Haddon hit a two-run single to extend the lead to 3-0. The Stallions got four more runs from a Trevor Clingman RBI single, a two-run single by Marcos Chacon, and a sacrifice fly by Matt Lindsley.
The Stallions got two more runs in the second when the Clingman twins went to work. Jesse got things going when he drilled an RBI double, and Trevor followed it up with an RBI single. The Clingmans combined for five hits in six at-bats, and four RBIs. Jesse also pitched and struggled, but he did pick up the complete game win.
Tooele tried to come back in the third and the fifth innings, but couldn’t quite overcome a nine-run deficit. Tooele scored three runs in the third, and four more in the fifth.
The Stallions clinched the Region 11 championship and moved to 17-4 with the win, and will face Morgan at home on Tuesday. The Buffaloes drop to 4-15 and will play their final game Thursday when they travel to Ben Lomond.
CJ Pronk is a Deseret Digital Media intern and a junior at Stansbury High School.