Peaches drop four in busy week


In a busy week where the Peaches played five games, the Brigham City boys got a mixed bag in terms of production, scoring as many as 13 runs in a loss to Smithfield on Wednesday, and just a single score in a loss in the first game of a Saturday double header in Pocatello.
In all, the Peaches went 1-4 last week, narrowly beating Logan, 7-6, on Tuesday, before dropping games to Smithfield, 13-14, and three to the Pocatello Grays, 13-8, 19-1, and 7-6, in a weekend triple-header.
Logan started the scoring with a run in the first inning, but the Peaches responded well, and put up five in the bottom of the frame. Logan tried to make a comeback, but two more runs by the Peaches in the sixth inning sealed the deal.
Bryant Tingey went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a run, and Kyle King went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Caleb Williams earned the win pitching a complete game.
The Peaches dropped a heart-breaker of an extra-innings affair against the Blue Sox the next day.
“It was a fun game for us despite the loss, because legendary knuckle-baller Mike Hollingsworth came out and threw two good innings for us,” said coach Rob King.
Hollingsworth gave up two runs in the first, but the Peaches answered with three of their own, and so the game went: Smithfield put up three runs in the second and third innings and the Peaches answered with three in the third and fourth innings.
But things turned in the fifth inning, and it looked like the Peaches put the final nail in a win with seven runs, thanks in part to back-to-back home runs by Hunter Balmer and Ethan Jones.
However, an error in the seventh inning allowed the Blue Sox to tie it up and eventually win the game.
Danny Smith led the Peaches from the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs.
Coach King said the game was a success in any case, since Peaches player Josh Ray brought his little league team along to be with the players “and show them what baseball is all about.” Also, Rob King said, 12-year-old Hunter Tolman did a good job singing the National Anthem in front of a crowd of at least 100 people.
On Friday, the Peaches traveled to Pocatello, Idaho, to play the first of a three-game set against the Gate City Grays.
The Peaches put up 10 hits, three of which came from Balmer that were good for three RBIs. Balmer singled in the second and sixth innings and homered in the seventh inning.
Balmer also played well on the mound, allowing no earned runs, no walks, and striking out three in 1 2/3 innings.
In the second game, the Peaches could only muster four hits on the way to their worst loss of the week.
The Peaches scored their only run of the game in the third inning off a single by Brody Rich.
Caleb Williams did as much as he could to rally the Peaches, with two RBIs from a single in the fifth inning and a double in the sixth. Williams also had a run.
They played Providence on Monday, (results not available by press time) and host Smithfield tonight, Wednesday, July 30, in a rain-delayed game. It will be the Peaches last home game of the season. Brigham City will wrap up their regular season with a game at Logan on Saturday.


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Volleyball tryouts coming
Tryouts for the Box Elder High School Girls volleyball team will be held Aug. 11-12.
For girls in the 10th-12th grades, tryouts will be Aug. 11 from 8-10 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., on Aug. 12. Ninth grade girls will tryout on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
For more information email coach Kristine Harding at

Competitive fastpitch softball team seeks players
Xtreme Fastpitch Softball will hold tryouts for a 12U competitive fastpitch softball team on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 5:30-8 p.m. At Pioneer Park, 800 West Forest Street, in Brigham City. There will also be a tryout from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Willow Park Complex, 500 West 700 South, in Logan. Girls are welcome to attend either tryout. Players should come prepared with all proper equipment.
The team, coached by former NCAA Div. I player, Abby Bowcutt; pitcher for Salt Lake Community College, Baylee Reeves; and experienced baseball player and coach, Frano Barrera, are seeking coachable, hardworking athletes. The team is focused on a positive approach to developing strong mechanics and the fundamental skills.
For more information contact Marilyn Touchard at 801-430-1593 or email



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