The understaffed 10-player Valley 14-U double-band of brothers Justin and Weston Baird, also Hadley and Holden Harris, alongside their cousins Hogan Harris and Payson Harris, accompanied by Keenan Chamberlain, Korver Staples, Bronx Withers and Nicholas Robinson, opened the Panguitch RBI Tournament on Thursday, June 8, falling to the host Bobcats, 10-0, avenging their previous week’s Valley Rally loss, 11-1, by a 10-point margin! The Buffalos were missing the contributions of both Warren Spencer and Boede Cox, who were away in Mexico during the annual Cox family vacation on the Baja California Coast.
Left to right, photos by Jerry Melrose:
Valley shortstop Hogan Harris readies for the catch from first baseman Hadley Harris and subsequent put-out of the Panguitch player, as second baseman Bronx Withers eyes the action on Opening Day of the Panguitch RBI Tournament.
Determined clinched-teeth Weston Baird taking aim at the strike-zone vs. Panguitch.
High-tailing Valley pitcher Weston Baird hurls the Opening Day nightcap of the Panguitch RBI Tournament.
Friday’s action witnessed the thus crippled squad drop a duplicate 10-0 score versus the Milford Tigers in the morning and likewise later, 8-2, against the Bryce Valley Mustangs, thereby eliminating the Buffalos from the Championship- round contention on Saturday. Only the 10-U team is currently scheduled to play in the All-Star Tournament at Milford on June 23 and 24.