No matter how cliched the saying is, revenge is still sweet. Alta gained some measure of it Friday night at the American Legion baseball tournament at Oquirrh Park when it downed Skyline, 5-3.

The loss is Skyline's first of the double-elimination tournament, which leaves both teams - and Orem which had a bye - with one loss.When the two teams faced each other earlier in the tournament, Skyline punished a mistake prone Alta 12-8.

Friday's game started the same way with two first-inning Alta errors, with Skyline getting two unearned runs.

"We are usually real sound, it's just a fluke when we're not," said pitcher Jared Colton.

"Characteristically, this team is a little tight in the first inning," said Alta skipper Mike McNary. "Then they settle down."

Seth Johnson did give up hits but held the Eagles scoreless, striking out 11 through the rest of his tenure which lasted until the end of the sixth inning.

Skyline held a 2-1 edge until the bottom of the sixth when Alta used three consecutive bunts to load the bases with no outs. Jeff Rossi, who was near his innings-pitched limit for the tournament, was lifted in favor of David Montrola. He stopped the bleeding but not before Jared Colton's two run double and a Darin Elgein sacrifice fly put Alta ahead 4-2.

Alta scored again in the seventh when Mike Gaff followed a Jake Shortino single with a triple, scoring one.

"I was cautiously optimistic," said McNary. "I knew Johnson would do a good job for six innings. The question was if Colton could do it. They hit him pretty hard last time."

Colton did allow one Skyline run in the eighth inning after being hit hard but took down the side in order in the ninth to close out the game.

"They were hitting my fastball, but they couldn't touch my curve," Colton said.

Orem faces Alta today at 7:30. The winner will play Skyline for the championship Sunday at 6 p.m.