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Skyline opens new field with win

Mar 29, 2021 11:25AM ● By Scott Schulte

Officials cut the ribbon for Skyline High’s new baseball diamond, where the Eagles christened the field with a victory. (Photo courtesy Granite School District)

By Scott Schulte | [email protected]

The Skyline baseball team christened its new field with an impressive 3-1 win over Syracuse capping a great opening day. Skyline coach Eric Morgan was overwhelmed with the new field and support of the Skyline community following the game.

“We’re fortunate to have such a beautiful field,” Morgan said. “The field itself, the press box, dugouts, all of it. It’s really great.”

Members of the Skyline booster club, administrators national guard, cheerleaders and student body were all there supporting the Eagles. 

The opening day win is just one of the 5-0 start for Skyline.

At Viewmont, Sam Evans and Luke Taylor both went two-for-four while Aidan Boice and Vincent Rupp handcuffed the Viking bats in a thrilling 4-3 comeback win.

“Andy and Vincent had some clutch pitching for us,” Morgan said. “We got down early, but the guys did a great job of coming back.”

Boice and the Eagles proved too much for Granger in the Eagles next game, a 5-1 win. In just six innings, Boice dominated the Lancers with 10 strikeouts.

Boice’s rampage from the mound continued in Skyline’s following game as he made quick use of Mountain View batters with 15 strikeouts in six innings. Skyline dominated the Bears in 7-0 victory.

While the first four victories came with shut down pitching performances, Skyline’s 18-14 win against Northridge proved the Eagles bats could do the job just as well.

Sophomore AJ Jones led the hit parade for the Eagles with a grand slam and Kyler Jorgenson’s pitching led the attack.

“AJ’s grand slam was big for us,” Morgan said.

“Kyler was tough. He went out there and had a hurt calf. He gutted it out and pitched through a lot of pain. He was real tough.”