San Juan and Emery met on the diamond in Castle Dale on Friday.
Emery got around a couple of errors in the first when catcher, Jesse Barrett, threw behind the baserunner on first and picked him off to end the inning. The Spartans opened up the scoring in the fourth after Koda Alton doubled and Riggs Griffin singled. Kason Stilson and Eli Beagley each got an RBI when they hit Alton and Griffin home for a 2-0 Emery lead. The next inning, Alton hit another double to left field for two RBIs of his own. The Spartans shutout the Broncos for the 8-0 victory.
Brax Jensen went 3-4 with an RBI while Alton went 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Alton pitched the complete game shutout and struck out nine batters while giving up only four hits.
Emery (9-6, 7-2 Region 15) will be on the road this week. First it will head to Nephi on Wednesday to play the Juab Wasps (12-1, 4-0 Region 14). Then Monroe on Friday for another region game against South Sevier (5-7, 3-4 Region 15).
Photos by Dusty Butler