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Price suffers walk off loss to Judge

Price American Legion player Nick Rhoades prepares to throw a pitch during a game against Hunter. Rhoades threw four innings for Price in their 5-4 loss to Judge on the road on Monday evening.

By KEVIN SCANNELL
Sun Advocate sports reporter

The Price American Legion baseball team did just about everything needed to get a win on the road against Judge.

But a 4-0 lead in the first inning didn't hold up in the end as Judge tied the game and grabbed the win after getting a walk off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, handing Price a 5-4 loss on Monday evening.

After a tough four-day performance in the Helper Tournament which saw the team go 0-5 last weekend, the Price American Legion baseball team will need to dig a bit deeper to pull themselves out of a losing streak.

Nick Rhoades and Steven Zamantakis pitched for Price allowing two runs over the seven innings. Judge was able to score five runs total, but three of them were unearned.

Price finished the game with four errors.

Price jumped out to a 4-0 lead as Chris Smith hit a two-run double to help pad the lead. Kellen Trujillo also chipped in on offense going 3-for-4.

Judge answered with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and tied the game at 4-4 before getting the walk off in the bottom of the seventh. Assistant coach Joe Rhoades said the winning hit came on a big chopper over second base that the defense was unable to field.

Price is now 8-7 overall and 4-2 in league play. They will travel to West Jordan on Friday evening for a game at 7 p.m. before returning home to host Granger on July 1 at the USU Eastern baseball field at 6 p.m.




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