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Desert Hills 18, Hurricane 1 4/13/2018

Five different Thunder players had at least three hits, including Sam Rhoton, who was 4 for 5 with four RBIs.

D-Hills scored six runs in the first inning, nine more in the second and then iced the game with three more runs in the top of the fifth.

Bryker Hurdsman and Bronson Andrus also had monster games, with Hurdsman collecting a single, a double, and a triple, and Andrus doing the same. Hurdsman had a career-high five RBIs, while Andrus knocked in four runs.

Drew Thorpe and Trey Allred also had three hits apiece for the Thunder, who are in third place at 5-3 in region play.

Thorpe threw the first three innings for Desert Hills, allowing one earned run on three hits. Dallen Turner and Lance Kinross each pitched an inning of relief.

D-Hills jumped on the home-standing Tigers right away. In the top of the first, Andrus ripped a three-run double to start the scoring. Hurdsman’s triple chased Andrus home, then Jayden Peterson also tripled to make it 5-0. A sac fly in the same inning scored another and made it 6-0.

Hurricane got one back on an RBI triple by Kage Akipoleka in the bottom of the first, but an Andrus triple brought home a run in the top of the second to make it 7-1. Hurdsman socked a two-run double to make it 9-1 and the floodgates were wide open after that. The Thunder ended up with nine runs and seven hits in that second inning.

Desert Hills finished with 19 hits in the game. Hurricane had three. DH also stole four bases and drew five walks.

The Thunder, 12-4 overall and ranked No. 3 by the northern Utah media, battles Pine View next week, with Tuesday’s game at Thunder Field. Hurricane, 7-10 overall and 0-6 in region games, battles Snow Canyon next week, starting Tuesday at Tiger Field.