Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Prep baseball: Maple Mtn. buries Orem with 11-run inning
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Orem • Orem tried to pitch Arik Mack low and away.

It didn't work.

The Tigers then intentionally walked Mack to get to Kade Poulsen then tried to get ahead of Jerin Hall.

That didn't work either.

When the Maple Mountain baseball team is swinging it, there isn't a whole lot you can do as Orem found out Tuesday afternoon after the Golden Eagles erupted for 11 runs in the fifth inning on their way to a 14-3 win.

"We knew that [Orem starter Nolan] Gray hasn't thrown a varsity game for them for a long time, so we knew he may not have the durability if we could be patient," Maple Mountain coach Gary Miner said. "We put the bat on the ball and we finally relaxed a little bit more in that inning."

It all started with that trouble maker Jonah Flinders, who couldn't be kept off the bases. He led off the fifth inning with a double. KJ Hall reached on an infield single, which brought Mack to the plate.

Gray had struck him out in his first two at-bats, but this time Mack went opposite field for a three-run homer.

The Tigers called on the bullpen, but it was too late. Maple Mountain could do no wrong. When Miner called on pinch-hitter Jerin Hall, he responded with a two-run single. And when Mack got his second at-bat of the inning, the Tigers decided to put him on and pitch to Poulsen.

It was a lose-lose situation. Poulsen responded with a three-run homer that turned what had been a tight game into a blowout.

Gray, who homered in the first inning, did an admirable job keeping the Golden Eagles quiet. But Maple Mountain found its stroke with the wind blowing out.

Flinders and KJ Hall both went 3 for 3, and Poulsen and Bryson Van Tassell both had two hits for Maple Mountain.

The win helped the Golden Eagles improve to 10-1 and maintain a share of first place in Region 8. Orem dropped to 4-7. —

Prep baseball • Maple Mountain improved to 10-1 in region.
Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.