The Carbon varsity team took on Juab Monday night in Nephi in a Utah’s Perfect Game League doubleheader.
Despite out-hitting Juab in game one 8-4, Carbon went on to lose the contest 7-6 in extra innings.
Mitch Olson pitched the first five innings for head coach Jeff Cisneros and left with a 5-4 lead entering the sixth. Josh Barlow and Tel Gardner combined to throw the sixth and seventh innings, giving up one run that sent the game to extra innings. After going scoreless in the eighth, Juab’s leadoff hitter laced a triple to begin the bottom of the frame. Cisneros elected to intentionally walk the next two batters to create the force at home plate, but Gardner walked the next batter, ending the game 7-6.
“It was a tough loss, but the guys are getting a chance to work on a lot of things,” Cisneros said.
Kameron Gunter, Anthony Maclean and Taylon Abeyta each singled and doubled. Olson had a 2-RBI single and Chase Morgan legged out a triple.
Morgan started game two on the hill and pitched four solid innings. Nate Olson came on in relief for the final three innings and gave up the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Though Carbon’s bats were quieter in game two, the team still managed to out-hit Juab 6-2 in the 2-1 loss. Gunter contributed two hits as did Mitch Olson.
“Despite the wins and losses so far, I think the guys are getting some good work in,” Cisneros said. “A lot of guys are seeing time and getting time in positions that they normally don’t.”
Carbon will be at home on Wednesday and Thursday in Helper. It will take on Mt. View on Wednesday at 7 p.m. (Scout team at 5 p.m.) and Salem Hills on Thursday at the same times.