High school baseball: Rams make big step forward

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  • Humdinger salt lake city, utah
    March 20, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    Highland thinks they can beat Stansbury?

  • 5-stallion-5 Tooele, UT
    March 20, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Stansbury just won the Treasure Valley Invitational up in Oregon last night. Beating Oregon's returning state champs. Improving their record to 6-0. (FYI)

  • BurtReynolds Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2011 11:48 p.m.

    Two things:

    1. The reasons Highland is going to be better this year are because most of their seniors this year are starting for the second straight year -the team had very few seniors last year - and the team got a new coach and worked their tails off in the off season.

    2. Why is region 6 so tough in every single sport???

  • eagle Provo, UT
    March 12, 2011 1:45 p.m.

    That will be the big challenge for Provo this year is developing a second and third pitcher to go along with Rhineer on the mound. When Rhineer is on the mound the Bulldogs can play with anyone. I still see SF as the team to beat and I hear Snow Canyon down south is also very good. Beating Provo 11-1 bodes well for Stansbury. They have to be considered a team to watch. I would expect Springville to be a bit down this year. The Red Devils will still win plenty of games but placing second in state might be a stretch. Keep an eye out for Salem Hills and Mountain Crest looks good up north.

  • Humdinger salt lake city, utah
    March 11, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    Just checked the scores, and Stansbury spanked Provo, not only spanked them but Barkdull and Pitts threw a no hitter against them. I saw these two kids at the BYU/SLCC prospect camp last fall and they can play. I told you Stansbury can be dangerous. This is going to be a region to watch.
    I wished more the St george scores would roll in.

  • Humdinger salt lake city, utah
    March 11, 2011 1:41 p.m.

    BBF1 I agree. East has some great kids that always play hard and were plauged by some bad luck also last year. You don't beat Timpanogos by accident, you need to play well. They will be tough. That region will be interesting.

  • baseballfan1 salt lake city, utah
    March 11, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    The real question that should be asked is: What was more impressive? Highland beating a weaker Cyprus team or East beating the 5th ranked Springville team that was the runerup last year. Maybe some pub for the best East side team would be nice.

  • Humdinger salt lake city, utah
    March 11, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    Good for highland, They are good kids that have always played hard. In the past it seems like they have had some bad luck and things never tuned out for them. ( In baseball) Not sure they can contend with Woods Cross, Olympus and that dangerous Stansbury team, but I think they will win games this year. I wish them good luck.

  • jeepers slc, ut
    March 11, 2011 10:57 a.m.

    I think everyone is going to be surprised. They are going to clean a few teams clocks and then some. surprise!

  • Tommy Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    Saying I doubt they are for real and saying it was ugly baseball is dogging Highland. They won two games last year and have already won one this year.

    In answer to your quesiton, they will be better than last year. They proved that yesterday. They will win more than two games and they will be competitive which is great for that program, given their lack of success over the past few years.

    And Highland should be renamed state championship high school.

  • Wakara Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:38 a.m.

    Really? Where? I said "I doubt they're for real" Thats not taking any shots my friend, just an opinion. Highland won 2 games last year, what makes you think they will be better? They lost most of their good players, and Toi isn't pitching.

  • Tommy Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 9:08 a.m.

    Wakara, yes you were.

  • Shooter McGavin SLC, UT
    March 11, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    If they don't get blown out by Bountiful, Woods Cross, and Olympus I'll be utterly shocked.

  • Wakara Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:58 a.m.

    Yeah see i wasn't "dogging" Highland, as a neutral fan, i just gave my two cents.

  • Tommy Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    Wakara, you're dogging Highland for a win against a school that is known for it's baseball?

    It's great win for the Rams to start the season. Give credit where credit is due.

  • Wakara Salt Lake City, UT
    March 11, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    I fully expect both of these teams to end in the bottom of their respective regions... sloppy, ugly ball. I have come to expect more out of Cyprus but losing all those seniors must have hurt more than everyone thought. I'm sure Bob will have Cyprus bouncing back playing good baseball soon, but i doubt the rams are for real.