Summit Academy @ Murray 7/13/2020
5:00 P.M. Game Players (Varsity): Spencer, Carter, Winterhalder, Brousseau, Turley, Hales, K. Tipping, Foster, Smith, Dale, Nielsen
7:15 P.M. Game Players (Sophomore): V. Wilson, A. Tipping, Steed, Mutter, Segura, Hut, Reece, Fleming, C. Wilson, Bleckert
Below are memories being built from the 2020 (S)Sophomore and (V)Varsity Summer Baseball Teams.
GAME 1: June 8, 2020 @ Grantsville
(V) * I. Winterhalder hits first high school home run.
(S) * C. Mutter tracks down deep fly ball to center field and catches it on the warning track.
(V) * T. Dale makes acrobatic over-the-shoulder catch into right field while playing second base.
(V) * (4-4-4) 4 Juniors, 4 Sophomores, 4 Freshmen in the lineup for first Varsity game.
(V) * A. Carter runs down ball from center field into right field territory.
(V) * K. Tipping uses athletic slide into home plate to avoid tag.
(V) * D. Spencer pitches for first time in years and strikes out 3 batters in his only inning pitched
GAME 2: June 10, 2020 vs. Herriman
(V) *V. Wilson, second baseman, fields ground ball hit up the middle, uses a slight jump turn to narrowly get the runner out at first base.
(V) *K. Tipping, from right field, catches fly ball then throws out runner advancing to third base.
(V) *M. Turley picks up blocked ball in the dirt, as the catcher, and throws out runner advancing to third base
(S) *C. Fleming, 8th grader, gets late call up and pitches 5-inning shutout.
(V) *K. Bleckert, 8th grader, gets late call up and pitches 4 successful varsity innings to pick up win.
(V) *I. Winterhalder turns getting picked off first base into a run-down, gets back safely to first base, then immediately takes off again to second base while the defense is walking back to their positions.
(V) *C. Mutter makes sliding catch out in front of him in shallow left field.
GAME 3: June 12, 2020 @ Summit Academy
(S) *J. Reece, 8th grader, pitches 3 shutout innings and hits 3 doubles in first 3 at bats.
(V) *K. Boyle, second base, uses drop step and backhands a crushed one-hop line drive to get runner at 1B on the first defensive play of the game.
GAME 4: June 18, 2020 vs. Olympus
(V) *K. Tipping, right fielder, holds onto the ball as his catch is simultaneous with colliding into the chain link fence in foul territory.
(V) *C. Mutter, left fielder, goes airborne parallel to the ground and makes diving catch in left-center field.
GAME 5: June 19, 2020 @ Brighton
(S) *B.Hales, right fielder, lays out making diving catch in right-center field.
(V) *A. Carter, center fielder, barely gets glove under the ball during diving catch in shallow center field.
GAME 6: June 22, 2020 @ Cyprus
(V) *In a slightly bizarre final 1/2 inning of a 9-inning game M.Turley bunts a ball over his head for a base hit and moves runners into scoring position, D. Brousseau hits deep flyball single to right-center field just in between both outfielders' extended gloves scoring go ahead run, K. Tipping elevates a bunt on a squeeze play just over the charging pitcher's head for a run scoring single.
(V) *A freshman (C. Mutter) a sophomore (K.Neilsen) and a junior (I. Winterhalder) combined pitching efforts secured a victory in an extra inning game of 9 innings which lasted 3 hours 15 minutes.
(V) *M. Turley catches nearly 200 pitches in a 9-inning game, not allowing a passed ball at a field with maybe Utah's deepest backstop of around 40 feet.
GAME 9: July 1, 2020 @ Herriman
(V)*M. Turley hits first high school home run over left field fence.
(V) *A. Tipping, first baseman, tracks down errant pitcher pick-off attempt 60+ feet into foul territory, picks up the ball and without hesitation makes a perfect throw from the foul fence line across the diamond (180+ feet) to get the runner as he slid into third base.
(V) *K. Tipping, right field, goes airborne and makes a straight on diving catch with the bases loaded.
GAME 11: July 6, 2020 @ Olympus
(S & V) *K. Nielsen has a full day of contributing in 95+ degree heat. Caught six innings in the sophomore game, pitched three innings in the varsity game, dropped down sacrifice bunt in varsity game to move eventual winning runs into scoring position and played four innings of outfield.
(V) *A. Carter gives opposing outfielders a workout. Line drives a ball to left field. Hits the ball off top of the right field fence (335'). Launches a ball to the base of the 401 foot center field fence.
GAME 12: July 8, 2020 vs. Granstville
(V) *A. Tipping, right field, makes a diving catch in the right-center field gap with bases loaded to get Murray out of the inning and secure an eventual one run victory.
(V) *T. Dale pitches for the first time in two years and picks up the save. Dale worked out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning by striking out the final batter, securing a one run victory.
(V) *D. Spencer gets four hits picking up key run scoring hits along the way.
GAME 13: July 9, 2020 vs. Brighton
(V) This was the final game seniors would play for Murray.
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