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The No. 4-seeded Carbon baseball squad needed just one big inning to topple top seed Juab and advance to the 3A state semifinals. The Dinos took down the tournament’s top squad 6-4 during a state quarterfinal matchup at Utah Valley University on Thursday.  

Prior to the postseason meeting, Carbon and Juab had met once in the year with the Dinos picking up a 10-point victory. The two teams’ March matchup marked the last time the Wasps lost as they entered Thursday’s contest riding a 16-game win streak. 

Carbon head coach Jeff Cisneros expected a more competitive game in the quarterfinal.

“Both of us threw our best today,” he said. “We knew it was going to be a different game. Early March is a whole different time frame than the middle of May.

“We knew that coming in. But we’ve got to build off of that. I told my guys, ‘It’s going to be a different game, but build on what we did there.’ I thought we did an awesome job today.”

Cisneros was right. The rematch wasn’t as high scoring, with neither team getting on the board until the fifth inning when Juab took a 2-0 lead. Freshman Austin Park broke the scoreless tie on a solo blast over the left-field fence.

Carbon responded in the sixth, going through its batting order and picking up all six of its runs in the inning to take the lead.

“This is a group that never quits and never stops,” Cisneros said. “We proved that last weekend in our pod, scoring five in the last inning to just keep …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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