Carbon knew the trip to the championship was a tough one. Their path was straight through the top teams in the state. They held Desert Hills to only two runs, but failed to score in the quarter final round. Then in the one loss bracket they faced region rival Spanish Fork. This time it was more of an offensive show, but the Dinos came out on the short end of a 7-6 game to end their hopes of a state title.
On Thursday, Jerod Lessar pitched a good game, but in both the third and the fourth innings, the Thunder got a runner on second and was able to push him home. Carbon had the same opportunity twice as well, but failed to score either time.
Friday’s match up against Spanish Fork had Dakota Cisneros take the mound. Both teams jumped out with a big inning and the score after one was 5-4 in favor of the Dons. Neither team scored for the next two innings. Nick Rukavina came in for middle relief. Spanish Fork added a pair in the fourth.
The Dinos had a chance to tie it in the sixth, but only could push two across. Derek Young closed out the game for Carbon.
Coach Troy Moynier summed things up, “It was an up and down season. I am pleased with the way the team finished and represented Carbon County. I am happy with the way we played, it was as tough as it gets. We had to get through the best of the best.”
There were a lot of seniors on the squad so next year may be a rebuilding season. Lessar will be returning and will be a solid force on the mound again. Cole Fossat brings a big bat to the lineup and will also be back on the team next year.