Park City baseball team routs Tooele
After two innings of baseball in Tooele on Tuesday afternoon, the Park City Miners found themselves in a 1-0 hole.
But in the top of the third inning, they dug themselves out of that hole, exploding for seven runs en route to an 11-2 victory.
"That really opened the floodgates for us," Park City coach Lou Green said. "After that it was a bit of a laser show for us six or seven hard hits."
With senior pitcher Mark Trevino on the mound, the seven runs were more than enough for the Miners to earn their second win of the season.
"When he’s on the mound, we tend to focus a little harder," Green said. "We expect to win a lot more. We really need to start taking that mentality into every game we play."
After allowing a run on two hits in the first inning, Trevino settled into a groove.
"He was his usual self," Green said. "The first inning he was kind of up in the zone a little bit. Those (two hits) were the only two bad pitches he threw all day. Outside of those two balls they hit hard in the first, I don’t think they hit a ball out of the infield all day."
Offensively, the 11-run outburst more than doubled the Miners’ season run total. Park City had scored three runs in each of its first three games.
"It’s definitely a good thing to see the offense picking up," Green said. "We had 13 hits at Orem (in a 10-3 loss) and 15 hits (Tuesday night). In two games, we’ve put up 28 hits, so that’s good to see."
After finishing second in the state in runs scored in 2012, getting some of his younger players into the mix offensively is important, he said.
"Some of the guys are starting to develop some confidence at the plate," he said.
Scott Stokes had a double at the plate for Park City.
The Miners are in St. George for a tournament this weekend. After games against Morgan and Pine View on Friday (after this issue went to press), Park City takes on Northridge at 9 a.m. today and a to-be-determined opponent this afternoon.
Green said the Miners would be facing some tough pitching during the tournament.
"Pine View is supposed to have two studs and Morgan is always scrappy," he said. "Northridge is a 5A school, so I’d assume they’re going to have a couple good arms to throw at us too."
The Miners will be back in St. George for the Snow Canyon Classic next weekend, with two games on Friday, March 22, and two games on Saturday, March 23.
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