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Dutch Fork’s season comes to an end against Berkeley

The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes saw their season come to an end after dropping Game 2 to the Berkeley Stags 11-7 Friday, May 21.

A two-run home run by Evan Stone put Dutch Fork up 2-0 in the top of the first inning. Then Cooper French singled and Collin Shealy was hit by a pitch, giving the Silver Foxes two on with two out. Landon Kahl roped a double to right field scoring French and Shealy to put Dutch Fork ahead 4-0.

Berkeley responded in the bottom half of the inning. Jackson Proctor and Jesse Free reached base on errors and Gabe White singles to load the bases. A sacrifice fly by Mason Salisbury scored Proctor and Miller McGuire grounded out, allowing White to score. Then Mark Russell reached on an error scoring Free to trim the deficit to 4-3.

The Stags remained hot at the plate in the bottom of the second. Rhett Legett and Hayden Newbold singled. Proctor walked, loading the bases with one out. A fielder’s choice by White allowed Newbold and Legett to score giving Berkeley a 5-4 lead.

The Silver Foxes answered in the top of the third beginning with Stone drawing a walk. French singled, scoring Stone. Then Blake Martin walked. A single by Shealy brought in Martin to put Dutch Fork ahead 6-5.

In the bottom of the third, Salisbury and McGuire singled and Rus- sell walked to load the bases with one out. A single by Legett scored Salisbury. McGuire and Russell later scored to put Berkeley ahead 8-6.

Dutch Fork started off the top of the fourth with Will Taylor being hit by a pitch. Two batters later, Stone singled to right field, scoring Taylor to trim the deficit to 8-7.

That was as close as the Silver Foxes would get. In the bottom of the sixth, Newbold got a lead off walk. Proctor reached base after a dropped third strike. White then drew a walk to load the bases. Newbold scored on a passed ball. Proctor scored on a wild pitch. McGuire hit a sacrifice fly scoring White to give the Stags an 11-7 win.

Jack Hedges picked up the win for Berkeley giving up one earned run and one hit while striking out five in five innings of work.

White and McGuire both went 1-for-3 at the plate with two RBI for Berkeley. Salisbury went 1-for-1 with an RBI. Legett went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Newbold went 1- for 2 with an RBI.

Jay Metts led the way for Dutch Fork on the mound. He went five complete innings, giving up eight runs on six hits. He struck out four batters.

Evan Stone went 2- for-2 at the plate with 3 RBI. Kahl went 1- for- 4 with two French went 2- for-3 with one RBI. Shealy went 1- for- 3 with one RBI.

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