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Hurricane 8, Timpview 6 - 3/16/2018

Written by Andy Griffin
March 16, 2018

Even though it was a close game throughout, the Tigers never trailed in picking up their third win of the season for new coach Shane Johanson.

Hurricane led 4-1, then saw the Thunderbirds rally to tie it. The Tigers then went up 7-4, only to see Timpview pull to within 7-6. An insurance run in the top of the sixth proved to be instrumental as Hurricane improved to 3-2 on the season.

Brian Long created a run in the first by walking, stealing second and third, and then scoring on a wild pitch for a 1-0 Tiger lead. It was 1-1 in the top of the second when Kyle Stevenson and Jeremiah Johnson opened with back-to-back singles. Stevenson scored on a sac bunt by Brigham Hirschi to make it 2-1 and Johnson came home on a fielder’s choice to make it 3-1. Rylee Kent’s sac bunt brought home another run and it was 4-1 after two innings.

The T-Birds tied it with two in the third and one in the fourth, but Hurricane rallied for three runs in the fifth. Long scored on a wild pitch and Kage Akipoleki singled home a run to make it 6-4. Akipoleki later came home on an error to make it 7-4.

THS cut it to 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth, but Isaac Blair walked and scored in the top of the sixth to ice the game for Hurricane.

Johnson had two hits to lead the Tigers, while Jagger Hadley got the win on the bump and Nate Horsley got the save with 1.2 perfect innings of relief.

Hurricane plays at home against South Summit at 5:30 p.m. and Green Canyon at 8:30 p.m. Friday.