The high school baseball season is only a couple of weeks underway, but the Davis Darts have certainly made their presence felt.
In their first five games, the Darts not only prevailed each time, but they were dominant. In its 5-0 start, Davis outscored its Region 2 foes 59-6. Last week, in three games against Syracuse, Davis wasn’t quite as potent on offense, but it allowed just three total runs in wins of 5-3, 6-0 and 2-0.
Dom Fuller was key in the Darts’ first win over Syracuse on March 28. Fuller was not only the winning pitcher--he also hit a double as well. Offensively, Davis scored all its runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
The Darts’ pitching was at its best the next day in the 6-0 shutout of Syracuse. Ben Rigby notched a rare and coveted no-hitter. He also recorded seven strikeouts.
Last Friday, Fuller was back on the mount as Davis surrendered just four hits. He got the win as pitcher, and he also had a double. The Darts moved to 5-0 in Region 2 by scoring both of their runs in the first inning.
Davis steps out of region play briefly when it will face Region 1’s Weber on Friday. The Darts put their 5-0 region record on the line on Saturday when they travel to Hunter in a make-up game from March 24.
The Wildcats are currently 3-0 in Region 5, all alone in first place. The Wildcats have won 23 straight region contests.
Last week, Woods Cross took a break from region action and fell at Salem Hills last Friday by the score of 7-5. The loss dropped the Wildcats to 5-4 overall.
The Wildcats return to the diamond April 11 when they start a three-game stand with Ogden. The Tigers are currently 1-4 in region standings, sitting in fifth place. Last season, Woods Cross defeated Ogden three times in three of the teams’ closest region games.
At 4-1 in Region 5, Woods Cross’ rivals from Bountiful High School are lurking closely behind.
The Braves are on a nice roll, too, having won four straight games, including a pair over East last week. Bountiful upended East 11-1 on March 28 and then outlasted the Leopards 6-4 on March 29.
In game one, Bountiful scored in all six innings, including five in the second, to rout East. JD Cunningham was credited as the winning pitcher. He was a big part of the Braves’ defense, which allowed just four hits on the afternoon. The Braves, meanwhile, recorded 12 hits of their own. Junior Cooper Ohlson accounted for a triple and a home run in the win. He also had three RBIs.
The next game was tighter, and it required the Braves to make a comeback in their final two at-bats. Trailing 4-1 heading into the sixth inning, Bountiful got on the board five times. Luke Stout and Sam Walley were big reasons for the rally. Their late-game heroics included four RBIs in a game where the Braves had seven hits to help offset their three errors.
The Braves will next face Bonneville in three straight games, April 11,12 and 14.
The Vikings didn’t play last week but will get back in action April 11 against Hunter.