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Rainstorm forces several 4A baseball tournament games to be delayed

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KEARNS — Rainy conditions at Gates Field will force many games from the 4A baseball tournament originally scheduled for Tuesday to be played this afternoon.

Play was suspended late Tuesday afternoon after Bonneville and Salem Hills had completed just two innings in their elimination bracket game. The game halted with the Skyhawks holding a 4-0 lead going into the third.

Until a rainstorm hit the area, the Region 8 second seed was having its way with the Lakers.

Salem Hills started things off with a bang. For the second straight game, Tyler Argyle blasted a leadoff home run. This time around, it helped the Skyhawks claim a 1-0 lead to start the second inning.

Their lead quickly ballooned to 4-0 in the same inning. Weston Tallon smacked a line-drive grounder along the third-base line deep into left field. Tallon reached third base on the hit and brought home teammates Josh Whiting and Tanner Raulston, and he then scored on Kade Mitchell's sacrifice fly.

The tarps came out before the third inning could start and the rain delay lasted for 1½ hours before UHSAA executive director Rob Cuff decided to move the remaining games to this afternoon.

Things will get under way again this afternoon with Bonneville and Salem Hills resuming their game in the third inning at 1:30 p.m. Springville will then face Timpanogos at 4:30 p.m. and Spanish Fork will play Snow Canyon at 7:00 p.m.

Times and locations for the remaining games will be updated on the UHSAA website, www.uhsaa.org. The 4A championship game will now be held on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. It is tentatively scheduled to be played at Utah Valley University, but could move to Kearns if necessary.

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