Wins adding up for Price American Legion team
The Price American Legion team celebrated July's first day with a pair of wins. Roosevelt visited for a pair of games. Price easily beat them in a double header 11 to one and then again eight to three.
They dropped a pair in Rock Springs by the scores of 11 to seven and two to one on Sunday to cap off the long weekend.
In game one against Roosevelt, Joe McKennon took the mound and went six strong innings as he struck out five. The Price offense pounded out 13 hits to help the cause. Tyson Damron led the way with three hits and three RBI's including a double JD. Grasso also had a pair of RBI's.
With the momentum on their side, the home town boys hurled a complete seven inning affair to get another win, keeping Roosevelt off balance with eight k's on the night.
Price again had the bats going with 13 more hits. Zach Rodrigez smacked a triple. Tyson Dameron had the Roosevelt pitcher's stride figured out as he swiped four bases.
But the winning streak came to an end in Rock Springs. Mckennon was again on the hill for the Price boys.
He had his good stuff going into the fourth. Mckennon was able to hold a four to zero lead as he struggled to find the dish and walked four batters to relinquish the lead. Rock Springs took advantage of the gift and never looked back.
Game two became a defensive battle as neither team could find wood to push anything across. Levi Graff had his 'A' game going as he shut down the Rock Springs bats. He threw a complete game two hitter. The pair of runs from Rock Springs were unearned. The first came off an infield error and the other from a pass ball.
"We fell short with the bats," commented Coach Willie Ellington about the loss. "They were good games.
The score in the first may not look like it, but if you were there and watched them, you would see."
Ellington went on to praise the hits he is getting out of the bats of Dameron and Johnathan Garcia. He also noted the improved hustle in the outfield from Nicco Valasques. The team's overall record is now 13 to 16, a big improvement over last season.
The game against Vernal has been canceled by Vernal on Tuesday.
The Friday, July 10 home games against Cedar will be played at the High school field at one and three pm instead of the CEU field. The mini-state tournament has also been moved from Price to Vernal.