Cougars open season 2-1

by Bruce Tippets

Union finished the first week of the baseball season with a 2-1 record.

The Cougars completed the busy stretch with a 14-4 victory over Gunnison Valley in a tournament at Kanab March 10.

Union’s last two games of the tournament, against Kanab and Morgan, were rained out.

In the 10-run victory, the Cougars scored three times in the first and once in the second for a 4-0 lead. The Bulldogs tied it up with four runs in the bottom of the second.

Union put the game away with five runs in the third and five more runs in the fourth inning.

The Cougars pounded out 13 hits in the contest. Peyton Marx led the way with three hits. Kason Maycock and Zander Nielsen had two hits apiece.

Union’s Maddox Russell pitched three innings to get the victory. He had four strikeouts and one walk. He allowed one hit in his time pitching. Cooper Gardner threw one inning and didn’t allow a walk.

Union lost a 4-3 decision at Beaver March 9. The Beavers scored first with one run in the top of the third inning.

The Cougars took the lead with three in the bottom of the third for a 3-1 cushion. Beaver pulled out the win after putting up one run in the fourth and two more in the fifth.

Peyton Marx tossed three innings. He allowed two hits. Gavin Roberts pitched a scoreless inning. Camden Frandsen threw two shutout innings.

Blake Mecham had a game-high two hits. Maycock, Marx, Nielsen, PJ Hancock and Frandsen finished with one hit apiece.

The Cougars rolled to an 18-2 win at Emery to start the season March 7. Union was up 5-1 after the first inning. The Cougars exploded for six runs in the fourth and seven more in the fifth for the commanding victory.

Brady Mecham and Maddux Russell finished with two hits apiece. Brady Mecham (two innings), Russell (one), Kasen Huff (one) and Frandsen (one) all pitched.


The Eagles took down Delta 10-3 in their season opener at the tournament in Kanab.

The two teams were tied at 3-3 after the first inning. The Eagles registered one run in the second and one more in the fourth.

Duchesne blew the game open with five runs in the top of the sixth.