ST. GEORGE – By Cari Doutre – March 15, 2021
The start of the 2021 Bear River High School baseball season got off to a chilly start – and it wasn’t just because of the snow and rain.
In the Bears’ first games of the season in St. George last weekend, they only managed to get in three games after much of the tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather. A late, and rare, snowstorm in southern Utah hampered the Bears’ playing time on the field.
Starting with Payson High School on March 11, senior Easton Lish went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs and a double. Junior Ashton Harrow also went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and led the Bears at the plate. Harrow pitched the first four innings and struck out 10 while giving up the Bears’ only hit of the game to the Lions.
Garrison “B” Marble went 2-for-3 while Marcus Callister and Jarett Giles both went 2-for-2 at the plate. Bear River won 12-0.
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Next up for the Bears was a match-up against Springville High School on March 12. The Bears earned the loss 4-2 after the Red Devils scored two runs late in the game.
Lish went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Hunter Smoot also went 2-for-4.
On the mound, Lish led the team in the first six innings striking out six before Hunter Harrow finished the last two innings striking out three.
Finishing out the cold and icy tournament on Saturday, March 13, the Bears took home a 7-1 loss to Dixie High School.
The Flyers took the lead scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning – and the Bears just couldn’t catch up.
Giles led the team in hits going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Next up for the Bears is their first home game of the season on Thursday, March 18, as they host Viewmont High School starting at 3:30 p.m.