The Price American Legion team resumed regular season play Monday as it faced Judge. Following a dry spell over the weekend at the Helper Tournament, Price looked to bounce back during the road game.
According to Price assistant coach Joe Rhodes, the team looked good and pitching was strong. Nick Rhodes pitched the first four innings for Price. Steven Zamantakis finished the last three innings. In the end, the team fell to Judge 5-4.
“They (Price) looked good,” explained Rhodes. “But they made a few too many errors leading to the loss.”
One such error came in the seventh inning, which allowed the winning run for Judge.
Chris Smith had two RBIs and a double in the game while Kellen Trujillo went 3-4 at the plate. Rhodes explained that overall, Price struggled at the plate.
Though winless at the Helper Tournament over the weekend, Zac Hathaway and Braxton Jones were both named to the all tournament team. Smith and Kenyon Crisp also hit homers at the Helper tourney.
“The (10-0) loss against Helper Thursday night really brought us down,” said Rhodes. “I think it was more of a mental loss than anything and we just had a hard time bouncing back.”
Price will face West Jordan this Friday on the road.