PCHS baseball team rolls on
April 20, 2010
The Park City High School baseball team rolled to two easy victories over Union on Friday, April 16, winning 15-5 in the first and 14-1 in the second.
Following an emotional rally to beat Carbon in Heber last Thursday afternoon, the Miners were amped up for Union, and they needed that energy for all their baserunning.
Park City recorded runs in every inning played in last Friday’s doubleheader, knocking 18 hits in the first game and mercy ruling the home team in the second.
"The cat’s out of the bag," said head coach Terry Phillips. "We just have to stay in the groove."
Senior Jackson Smith picked up the win in the first game, while fellow senior David Feasler got the decision in the second. Junior Connor Howard, the hero against Carbon with a three-RBI double, hit two more doubles in the opener, while Skyler Barkdull continued his tear in the No. 2 hole by going 3-for-8 with six RBIs.
"You can’t get that kid out right now," Phillips said.
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"The kids are playing so well, it’s making it hard because there’s only nine spots on the field," he said. "I almost wish there were 15 so I could play everybody. It makes the team less selfish, gives them more of a team mentality. They’re all kind of buying into that."
The Miners were scheduled to play again Tuesday at home against the American Leadership Academy after The Record went to press. Kyle Otis, the brother of former assistant coach Keith Otis, who passed away on April 6, has flown in from Connecticut to attend the team’s first game back on its home field.