Baseball team leads region standings after doubleheader sweep of S. Sevier
by Jeff Richards
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Aaron Lewis of Grand reaches home safely during Grand’s 16-9 win over South Sevier on April 5. Teammate Preston Walston is seen in background. Photo by Jeff Richards
Aaron Lewis of Grand reaches home safely during Grand’s 16-9 win over South Sevier on April 5. Teammate Preston Walston is seen in background. Photo by Jeff Richards
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  The Grand County High School baseball team remains undefeated in region play, thanks to last week’s sweep of a high-scoring region doubleheader against South Sevier.

  Playing at Moab last Friday, April 5, the Red Devils beat the Rams 16-9 in the first game of the afternoon, followed by a 14-12 victory in the second game.

  Preston Walston, who was the winning pitcher in the first game, belted one home run in each game and also added two doubles in the second game.

  Grand took an early lead in the first game, as the Red Devils batted through the lineup and scored seven runs in the second inning. South Sevier was unable to get any closer than four runs the rest of the way. Also getting extra-base hits for the Red Devils were Aaron Lewis and Cameron Taylor with one triple each and Dalton McElhaney, who hit a double.

  In the second game, McElhaney, a freshman, ended up being the winning pitcher for the Red Devils as Grand managed to stay two or three runs ahead for much of the contest. The Red Devils also withstood a four-run rally by the Rams in the sixth inning. Lewis added a double for Grand in that game, one of the Red Devils’ 14 total hits.

  This week, the Red Devils (now 4-0 in Region 15 and averaging 12.7 runs per game in region play) were scheduled to face the Monticello Buckaroos in a region contest at Moab at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. That game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed a day because of anticipated bad weather.

  The Red Devils will go on the road to face region rival Richfield in a varsity doubleheader on Friday, April 12. 

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