Miners’ baseball splits in playoff action | ParkRecord.com

Miners’ baseball splits in playoff action

The Park City High School baseball team was supposed to host the first round of the 3A baseball playoffs on Saturday, but the fickle mountain weather decided not to play along with that plan.

So, Park City considered a move to the Salt Lake Valley for the games, with Salt Lake Community College as the official backup plan. However, that didn’t work out, either. With no time to shift the games down to southern Utah (which was considered earlier in the week), the Miners shifted their games to Price — which just so happened to be the home of Carbon High School, Park City’s second round opponent.

The Miners took care of business in the first game of the day against Snow Canyon, outscoring a high-octane offense to earn a 13-9 victory. Scott Stokes picked up the win on the mound for Park City and Chandler Anderson hit a home run to lead the way offensively.

Meanwhile, Carbon defeated Grantsville 5-1 in the other first-round game, setting up a matchup with Park City that was moved to Helper.

Through one inning, the score was tied at 1. Then, Park City started pulling away, adding two in the third and one in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead into the sixth inning.

That’s when Carbon made its move, though. After scoring four runs in the top of the sixth, Carbon was able to hold Park City scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings to earn a 5-4 victory and remain unbeaten in the 3A playoffs.

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Park City will enter this weekend’s state tournament in St. George in the one-loss bracket. The Miners will square off against Region 10 foe Uintah in the first game Thursday.

Should Park City win that game, it’ll play the winner of a Juab-Richfield matchup. If the Miners win again, they’ll play the loser of the Bear River-Cedar game.

— Adam Spencer, The Park Record