With a storm and wet fields the game was moved to Payson for the second meeting of the Golden Eagles and the Lions.
Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Varsity stole the lead late and defeated Payson 9-5 on Thursday. The game was tied at five with Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Varsity batting in the bottom of the sixth when Cole Rollins grounded out, scoring one run.
Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Varsity earned the victory despite allowing Payson to score four runs in the second inning. Monroe, Ford, and Torres all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Payson opened up an early lead in the second inning when Ford reached on a dropped third strike.
Jackson Hollingshaus was credited with the victory for Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Varsity. Hollingshaus went two innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out two.
Craighead took the loss for Payson. The bulldog allowed two hits and five runs over one inning, striking out one.
Monroe started the game for Payson. The hurler went five innings, allowing four runs on one hit and striking out five.
Mason Green started the game for Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Varsity. The hurler lasted five innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out 11.
Cooper Littledike, Josh Crandall, and Nolan Bird all had one hit to lead Maple Mountain Golden Eagles Varsity.
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