Prep baseball: Jordan 10-runs West Jordan for season sweep
Jordan’s bats light up to take season sweep over rival West Jordan.
Published: April 19, 2014 12:16PM
Updated: April 11, 2014 10:00PM
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Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune Jordan's Cale Hathaway celebrates his double scoring home run with teammates that also brought in Mason Krueger during their game with Jordan High School, Friday, April 11, 2014.

West Jordan • Two days later and not much had changed Friday as Jordan traveled to West Jordan to take on the Jaguars. The Beetdiggers won again by double digits, plating 12 runs in the first three innings and ending it after five innings, 13-3.

“We have a pretty good team and West Jordan’s a good team,” winning pitcher Colton Shaver said. “This week we just felt good — everyone felt good, we were having fun, and it just helps our confidence out big time with all of our bats. As soon as I got that [home run] and as soon as Cale Hathaway hit his, our bats just got more hot and I just felt confident” on the mound.

The win secured a regular-season sweep for the Beetdiggers over their Region 3 foe and it came two days after a 22-7 drubbing. This time, Shaver pitched four solid innings as he took the mound with a comfortable lead from the get-go. He also helped himself by bashing a three-run second inning homer.

As for his work on the rubber, Shaver said he chose to throw a healthy dose of fastballs and only mix it up every now and then.

“I just felt like I was attacking at them, not trying to get too fancy, and not trying to throw too many off-speeds,” he said. “[I] just went at them and played straight-up baseball.”

At the plate, Shaver and Hathaway each finished with a single and a home run, while Andrew Lisk and Cody Davis also had two hits apiece.

The Beetdiggers now head into their upcoming Vegas tournament with several aspects of their game clicking and plenty of confidence.

“It really boosts it, especially going into Vegas,” said Shaver. “We’re going to go in having fun and knowing that we’re playing well and playing confident. Those two 10 run-rules really helped out with just showing that we can play ball … at our best. At the same time, we still have a lot we need to work on as well.”

Storylines

R The Jordan baseball team sweeps West Jordan in the regular season 3-0.

• Friday was the second game this week between the two to end by the 10-run rule. Jordan won 22-7 on Wednesday.