Photo courtesy of Green River High School
Green River was paired against Piute for the last game of the regular season on Wednesday. The Thunderbirds came screaming out of the gates and put up seven runs in the first inning, cruising on to win 12-5.
The Pirates then had to win the play-in game against Bryce Valley to make the state playoffs. Green River did just that by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the fourth in a 3-2 contest. The Pirates held off the Mustangs for the 12-2 victory. Weston Hatfield-Knight, Sam Corrigan and Payton Romero all had a team-high two RBIs. Preston Marshall went five innings and gave up two earned runs on the mound while giving up three hits and striking out three.
In the first round of the playoff, the Pirates were matched up against Panguitch. The Bobcats scores the game’s first four runs over the first three innings. Green River broke through with two runs in the top of the fifth to cut the lead in half. Panguitch immediately took those runs back and went on to win 7-2 to eliminate Green River. Axel Anguiano went 2-3 to lead the Pirates at the plate.
Green River finished off the year 6-14 with a 4-9 South Region record.