Miners take down 4A champ
With one final tune-up before the Region 10 opener, the Park City High School baseball team took care of business on Friday at Skyline High School.
Against the defending 4A state champions, the Miners used an eight-run fourth inning to knock off the Eagles 9-2.
Park City coach Lou Green said he’s happy with the way the offense performed against a tough team.
"I felt like we were out there ready to score in every inning except the third," he said.
He added that the Miners pounced on a pitcher who was dealing with inconsistency.
"They had a lefty that struggled to find the zone early and we took advantage," he said.
Cole Tan and Chandler Barkdull came up big for the Miners in the fourth, each knocking a bases-clearing double in the inning.
"It was good to see both of those guys each get on top of one," Green said.
Pitcher Mark Trevino took care of the rest, allowing only two runs en route to the win.
"Mark really, really threw the ball well," Green said. "When he’s up there, we have a chance to win. He’s keeping us in every game."
Though Trevino walked four batters in the complete game and only struck out three, Green said his ace made big pitches when he had to.
"He struck a couple guys out in big situations," he said.
Park City (8-5) was scheduled to take on Uintah on Tuesday afternoon (after this issue went to press) at Uintah in the Region 10 opener. They’ll take on the Utes at home on Thursday afternoon.
Green said it’s a new season for his club. He hopes the Miners will carry over some positive momentum from a tough non-region schedule.
"Right now we are 0-0," he said. "The preseason was great, and we’re lucky to have won a few games. But now is when the games mean a lot more."
He said Park City has had just one goal since the season began.
"Our number one goal is to win the region championship," he said.
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Park City is the lone undefeated team in Region 10 play after a 60-30 win over Mountain View. The Miners have three more region games in their quest to repeat as region champions.