MT. PLEASANT—After a slow start, the Hawks have a good-looking win under their belt.
North Sanpete baseball pulled off a satisfying win against 5A Timpview, 17-3, last Saturday, moving their record to 1-2 after the first week’s play. The Hawks struggled out of the gate with losses to Providence Hall, 11-9, and Emery, 11-1.
In the first few innings of North Sanpete’s first game, they looked to have the visiting Patriots handled, but an eight-run third inning by Providence Hall’s offense had the Hawks looking for answers. They eventually tied the game back up at 9-9, only to have Providence Hall dash it away.
“Overall, we had a good game against Providence Hall except for one inning where we didn’t make some routine plays,” Coach Austin Hadley said. “Tough to win a game when you make 5 errors, even tougher when 4 of them are in the same inning. I was proud of the kids for battling back to retake the lead after giving it up in the third. It would’ve been really easy to roll over, but we fought back to make it competitive.”
The Hawks struggled with a talented Emery squad but subsequently trounced Timpview. “We shuffled a few kids around to see what would happen, and the result was good,” Hadley said. “We still have a number of things we will work on at practice. We gained some momentum picking up that win and will look to build on it this week.”
North Sanpete will play North Sevier this Tuesday and then will be in the Chuckwagon Classic in Kanab next weekend to take on Summit Academy, Desert Hills JV, Providence Hall again, and Beaver.