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OREM BEATS T-VILLE AT LEGION TOURNEY

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Jason Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Orem upset three-time defending champion Taylorsville 2-1 in the first round of the American Legion baseball tournament Saturday.James England allowed five hits in eight innings for Orem, which advances in the winner's bracket of the 16-team, double-elimination tourney. In other games:

Alta 2, Bingham 0: Seth Johnson pitched a two-hit shutout for Alta, while Lance Jensen and Shawn Norris provided the offense with RBIs.

Brighton 7, Cyprus 4: Riley Nichols pounded in three runs on a pair of doubles and Mike Gasik belted a two-run dinger for Brighton.

Bonneville 12, Jordan 9: Gregg Shimada went 5-for-5 with three RBI and scored twice as Bonneville beat Jordan in a slugfest.

Roosevelt 7, Cottonwood 6: Ben Malnar blasted a two-run homer and Clint Gardner drove in the winning run as Roosevelt scored three times in the seventh for the win.

Skyline 6, Brigham City 5: Ryan Lindberg scored on David Keith's squeeze bunt as Skyline rallied in the seventh for the victory.

Hillcrest 8, St. George 5: Mike Gargano struck out nine St. George batters and Monte Ruttenbur had two doubles and two RBI for Hillcrest.

Clearfield 7, Kearns 6: Ben Nelson hit a two-run dinger as Clearfield scored four times in the sixth inning to edge Kearns.