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Deseret Hills 9, Hurricane 2 4/10/2018

Blake Milne allowed just two hits and one unearned run in six innings of work, though things got a little dicey in the fifth inning.

Leading just 3-0, Milne gave up a leadoff double to Kage Akipoleka and a single to Rylee Kent. When Kyle Stevenson was hit by a pitch with a 2-2 count, the Tigers had the bases loaded with nobody out.

But Milne bore down and struck out three straight batters. A run did come home on a wild pitch during the sequence, but the Thunder emerged from the half-inning with a 3-1 lead. D-Hills then scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth to put the game away.

The Thunder’s early lead came via a three-run rally in the bottom of the first. Bronson Andrus brought home the first two with a sharp single to center that scored Bo Barben and Drew Thorpe. Mason Creager had an RBI groundout to cap the rally and make it 3-0.

After Hurricane scored a run in the top of the fifth, DH came out on fire in the bottom half. Sam Rhoton followed a walk and a single with a two-run triple to make it 5-1. Rhoton scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1, then Creager singled home two more later in the inning to make it 8-1. A sacrifice fly by Brigham Gardner brought home the ninth run.

Korbin Burch had an RBI walk in the top of the seventh for Hurricane, but Barben came on to get the final two outs and close out the victory for Desert Hills.

The Thunder, 11-4 overall and 4-3 in region play, had seven hits and five walks in the game. Creager had three RBIs and Andrus and Rhoton had two each. Thorpe and Barben scored two runs each.

For Hurricane, Akipoleka doubled and walked and Zane McKeehan had a pinch-hit single. The Tigers fall to 7-9 overall and 0-5 in region.

The two teams meet again Friday in Hurricane with game time at 7:30 p.m.