Union High wins 3A state baseball title

Union High wins 3A state baseball title

WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 Sports) – The Union High baseball team completed a magical run through the 3A state baseball playoffs with a 9-3 win over Canyon View to win the state championship.

This is the Cougars’ first 3A title, and third state title overall. Union was the 2A championship in 1988 and 1989.

Union, who beat Canyon View in the first game of the best of three series on Friday, 3-2, scored two runs in the third inning on two bases loaded walkes. The Cougars blew the game open with a six-run fourth to take a commanding 8-0 lead.

Camden Frandsen blasted a two-run home run for the Cougars, his first of the season. Gavin Roberts, Gannon Labrum and PJ Hancock also knocked in two runs each.

Zander Nielson went 3 for 4 from the plate with a run scored.

Dylan Watahomigie pitched four strong innings for the Cougars, allowing one run on three hits. Roberts closed out the victory on the mound.

Trenton Ludlow had two hits and an RBI for the Falcons, while Jarron Bradshaw was 2 for 2 with an RBI.

Union ends the year with a record of 22-11. Canyon View finishes with a record of 20-10.

In the 3A softball championship, Grantsville made it back-to-back state titles with an 11-8 victory over Emery in nine innings.

Grantsville overcame an early 4-0 lead to rally to take a 6-5 lead. Tied 6-6 after seven innings, both teams scored runs in the eighth, before Grantsville took control with a four-run ninth inning.

Elise Smith, Kira Hart and Payten Bytheway each drove in three runs for Grantsville, who finishes the season at 17-10.

Katelyn Nielson hit a home run for Emery, who finishes the year at 22-6.

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