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Snow Canyon 7, Hurricane 1 - 4/20/3018

Some new stars have emerged for the Warriors this year, with guys like Austin Staheli, Tim Shakespeare and Braden Baker coming through with big seasons. But Austin Deming is making sure no one forgets who he is.

The senior, who has committed to play for BYU next season, went 3 for 3 with a single, a double and a home run as the Warriors won going away. Deming’s fifth-inning homer, his region-leading seventh of the season, was a towering shot that easily cleared the 20 foot double fence in straightaway center field.

“I’m just trying to hit it hard every time,” Deming said. “When I hit it out, well, you can’t be mad about that. Obviously it makes me happy, being able to help my team out. That’s all I’m trying to do is help us win.”

It was quite a week for Deming, who had a single, a triple and a homer on Tuesday against the Tigers. He ended up 6 for 7 with two singles, a double, a triple and two homers in the two games. His batting average went from .475 to .515 and he now leads the region with seven homers, eight doubles, 30 runs scored and a slugging percentage of 1.045.

“He’s been a pretty special player for us for all four years,” SC coach Reed Secrist said. “He does such a fantastic job. We’re certainly going to miss him after this year. He’s a great kid, a humble kid and it’s great to be around him.”

Jensen did his part as well, going the distance on the mound, allowing just four hits and one unearned run. He struck out seven and walked three. And he did most of the work after taking a line drive off his leg in the top of the second inning.

“I went out to check on him and he didn’t tell me to go back in the dugout, but he told me he was fine and didn’t need me out there,” Secrist said. “He’s a pretty tough kid and I’m glad he was all right.”

The Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. A Hurricane error with two on allowed the first run to come home. Zack Nowatzke followed with a two-run single to up the lead to 3-0.

Baker led off the second with a triple to the gap in left-center field and scored on a sacrifice fly by Staheli to make it 4-0.

Deming doubled and came home on a sac fly by Stephen Gubler in the third to make it 5-0.

After Deming’s homer in the fifth made it 6-0, the Tigers were able to push a run across in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Stevenson that plated Austin Wright.

The final run of the game came in the bottom of the sixth after Baker hit his second triple of the game. He came home on an RBI by Brock Secrist.

Snow Canyon is now 20-1 overall and tied with Dixie at 8-0 in region play. The Warriors host Desert Hills Tuesday night as part of a two-game set vs. the Thunder.

Hurricane, 7-12 and 0-8, got two hits from Brian Long and Brock Starley had a hit and a walk. The Tigers battle Canyon View next week, with Tuesday’s contest at CV.