"We've had good practices because of the good weather this year," said head coach Roger Farnsworth. "We just need to stay together and be disciplined."
Discipline was the word of the day for the Vikings as starting pitcher Tyson Cooper struck out three of the first four West Jordan batters he faced. Cooper also fielded a bunt for the second out in inning two.
It didn't take long for Viewmont's offense to light up the scoreboard. Beginning in the second inning the entire Viking line-up came up to bat and when the dust settled, Viewmont led 6-0. The feeling of batting through the cycle must have felt so good, the Vikings decided to do it again in the third inning. Hits from Viking Trent Cook, Trevor Newman, Cole Miles, Tyson Cooper, Braedon Schlehuber, and Kip Williams tested the Jaguar defense and forced the substitution of their pitcher. When the third out finally arrived, Viewmont held a commanding 12-0 lead.
Coach Farnsworth brought in his relief pitcher, junior Trent Cook to start the fourth inning as the game looked more like Viking batting practice than the team's first game of the season. It wasn't until the fifth inning that West Jordan got on the scoreboard off a bad Viewmont throw to third base. The Jaguars went on to score three more runs before the Vikings shut them down.
Viking Matt Peay began the bottom of the fifth in grand style by hitting a stand-up triple. The next batter, Tyson Cooper, hit a single bringing Peay home. The game's last hit, a line drive down the third- base line by Viewmont's Braedon Schlehuber, brought Cooper home and the game ended early due to the mercy rule.
"Trent Cook threw a good game for us, and Trevor Newman hit two doubles on the day," said Farnsworth. "We have a lot of players coming back from a pretty successful season last year."