LOGAN— The Logan Royals took care of business Thursday evening, giving the Tremonton Terrapins a beating en route to a 15-1 win.
Tremonton started the first inning off right with a base-hit, but Logan’s pitching and defense took care of business, and closed out the inning quickly. The Royals were quick to strike at the plate as well, putting Tremonton out of the game from the start. Second baseman Branden Anderson came close to going yard bouncing one off the fence for a double and driving in one run. After the first inning Logan led 8-0, aided by four hits and two Tremonton errors.
Logan pitcher Jaren Tyler once again made quick work of Tremonton in the second. After hitting the first batter, he forced the next two to ground-out, and then struck out the third to end the inning.
The Royals put up two more runs in the second inning thanks to first-baseman John Hartin’s 2-run homer.
“I just saw the ball really well,” Hartin said. “I let the pitch get deep on me, and I love to hit the ball opposite, so it was a perfect pitch. Just because we have a big lead doesn’t mean we can’t get better. Everyone here has a love for the game. We’re all here on our own choice, it’s not like when you’re playing for a school or like it’s one of those routine things. We all want to have fun and winning is a lot more fun than losing.”
Logan held Tremonton scoreless in the third, and opened things up once again at the plate. Leftfielder Taylor Williams started the inning off with a single, which was followed by three more base-hits, scoring five more runs that put away the game for good. The game was called after five innings due to the mercy rule.
“We’re a new team,” Hartin said. “It’s our first year in this league as a team, and I didn’t know half the guys here to begin with, but we’re coming together as a team. It’s a lot of fun, we just got to keep having fun, and keep winning. We’re just a great group of guys that get along and we all just love being here.”