OGDEN — Southeast Valley rallied from a 4-2 deficit, then held off a final charge from Woodward-Granger to record a 7-6 win in their Class 2A District 14 Semifinal Tuesday.
The Hawks (15-12) jumped out to a 3-0 lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and another tally in the second. The Jaguars plated two runs of their own in the top of the third to trim the W-G lead to 3-2, but a Hawk run in the fourth put the lead at 4-2.
Southeast Valley (17-13) managed to knot the score with two fifth-inning runs, then scored three times in the sixth to open a 7-4 margin.
W-G responded with two runs in their next at-bat to close to within 7-6, but the Hawks bowed out of the postseason after being unable to score in the bottom of the seventh.
Nolan Johnson started for SE Valley and lasted 3.1 frames, during which he allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four. He was replaced by eventual winner Dorage Andrew, who also yielded three runs on five hits. Andrew tossed 3.2 innings, walking two and striking out four.
Andrew aided his own cause with a single, two RBIs and a run scored while Cameron Anderson provided a double, with Johnson 2-for-4 with two runs and two of the nine Jaguar stolen bases.
Myles Davis played the blues for the Hawks, finishing 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three thefts to help fuel the Jaguar attack.
Cole Theisen was given the pill for W-G and threw five frames. He was touched for six runs (three earned) on seven hits while striking out five. Reese Jamison provided two innings of relief. He walked one and fanned two while surrendering an unearned run.
Jamison had two doubles and two RBIs, with Jordan Pierce 2-for-4 with two runs, Brady Aunspach 2-for-4 with a RBI and Theisen 1-for-2 with two walks. Marcus McConahay had a single, two RBIs and a walk, with Bryce Achenbach and Nick Brummond each scoring once.
Race Brant ended his prep career with a 2-for-3 performance that included a home run. He drove in two runs, scored twice and drew a walk. He had 36 hits and 31 runs in his final season and was 21-of-24 in stolen base attempts. Brant leaves as the school record holder in all three categories with career totals of 135 hits, 105 runs and 83 steals.
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