Summer baseball in Carbon County is still alive for a number of teams, but Carbon’s Varsity team in the Utah’s Perfect Game League finished up the season Thursday with a win over Springville 5-2 in eight innings.
The team traveled to American Fork on Wednesday and lost a tough, 7-5 game. Costly errors were key in the game.
“Anthony (Maclean) pitched very well, but we had three errors that really hurt us as American Fork scored four runs on those three errors,” head coach Jeff Cisneros said.
Maclean threw five innings and Taylon Abeyta tossed the final frame.
Jayden Flemett took the mound Thursday in Carbon’s season finale at Springville and threw six innings. Tel Garnder came in for the final two innings and was credited with the win. With the score tied at two in the top of the eighth inning, Cole Fossat bashed a three-run homer to break the tie to give Carbon a three-run cushion. Gardner shut the door on Springville in the bottom half of the frame.
“Fossat played his only game of the summer with us and had a great game,” Cisneros said. “Cole has been playing with (the) Utah Gulls this summer and has had a great summer while playing some very competitive baseball.”
Fossat also had an RBI single in the first inning, doubled in the fifth and scored on an Abeyta single in the third. Dallyn Mower and Abeyta each had two hits in the game. Mitch Olson also doubled.
“It was a good way to end the summer baseball season for our Carbon baseball team,” Cisneros said.
The Carbon Scout team will conclude its season on Friday and Saturday as it competes in a tournament at Olympus High School. The team lost to both Timpview and Mountain View on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
“Overall, it was a very different summer of baseball than we are used to,” Cisneros concluded. “Getting out of the American Legion League was a difficult decision this summer. Utah’s Perfect Game League provided us with some baseball this summer. I’m not sure what direction we will go next summer, but one way or another there will be plenty of baseball in Carbon County.”