Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 5, 2015
home news sportsfeature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » June 7, 2011 » Carbon Sports » Price American Legion season is underway and rolling along
Published 1,581 days ago

Price American Legion season is underway and rolling along

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Sun Advocate sports reporter

The Price American Legion team opened its season over the Memorial Day weekend hosting Rock Springs, Wyo., for three games. While the outcome was not what the team wanted, Coach Willie Ellington said he saw some really good things from his players. Rock Springs swept the series 18-9, 12-3 and 21-1.

In the opener on Sunday Tyson Damron took the mound against the Mustangs. Joe Lopez went 3-3 at the plate.

On Tuesday it as Lopez that was the starter and then Justin Sherman and Anthony Montoya finished up. In both games Coach Ellington saw both good and bad from his players on the diamond.

"I hope this helps them understand how important it is to be at every practice and work hard. These kids didn't play high school ball and these first few games are kinda like our tryouts. I used it to see what the kids could do."

In the final game injuries played a role as Ellington sat out a few of his starters. None of the injuries were serious, but Ellington wanted to make sure his players were ready for the full season ahead. Lopez took the mound again, but a blister affected his delivery. Nick Rhodes came on in middle relief and then Montoya closed it up. Montoya struggled a lot in the final outing of the series.

Price had two games against Roosevelt on June 2. Price was already down three games for the new season. The first game was pretty quiet for Price until the 4th inning. Both Austin Adderley and Carl Wilson hit singles and get on base but nobody was able to bring them into score. In the top of the 5th, Chris Smith hit a double followed by a single by Dalen Wilson scoring Smith. Also Carl Wilson and Tyson Damron both hit doubles and scored. Unfortunately Price lost the first game. Price's second game Tyson Damron hits a home run first for him and the team this year. In the bottom of the 6th, Price got a rally going and scored 5 runs to win the first game of the year 8-3. Price is getting geared up for an away game series at Rock Springs, Wyo., from Friday thru Sunday.

"This is a young team, but I am optimistic about their chances for wins as the season progresses," added Ellington.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (1 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Carbon Sports  
June 7, 2011
Recent Sports
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us