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After delay, Angels open homestand with victory

Kenning’s solo home is opener’s only run scored

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PROVO — And it came to pass that the clouds parted, the rains ceased and the Angels appeared.

The Provo Angels, that is.

After wet weather washed out Monday's Provo-Billings game at Larry H. Miller Field, the two teams finally returned to action for a doubleheader on Tuesday.

In the opener, the Angels eked out just a single run, but it was enough for a 1-0 victory in seven innings over the Mustangs.

Ryan Kenning belted a solo home run to straightaway center in the third inning off Billings pitcher Camillo Vasquez for the contest's only score.

Kenning's blast was also Provo's first hit of the game as Vasquez had most of the Angels' hitters baffled. In all, Provo managed three total hits (all singles) while Billings collected seven.

The Mustangs had a chance to tie the score in the top of the seventh with two outs and a runner on third base. But Billings' Habelito Hernandez grounded out to Kenning at first base for the final out of the game.

Vasquez was impressive, striking out six Provo batters in 4 2/3 innings, but he suffered the loss, dropping his record to 0-2.

Angels starter Daniel Davidson pitched five innings and earned his first win of the season (1-0). The Florida State product gave up six hits and struck out four Billings batters. He did not issue any walks.

Wayne Hedden III replaced Davidson in the sixth and recorded a pair of strikeouts. Reliever Adrian Goas entered in the final inning and earned his second save of the season.

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