BY SHAIN GILLET
Clipper Sports Editor
OGDEN — Woods Cross’ Josh Hunt was right in the middle of a crazy play during Saturday’s 4A Senior All-Star Game at Lindquist Field last Saturday.
But he wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world, especially as part of the 4A North team. He was selected to play as one of 32 total seniors who played in the final baseball game of their high school careers.
“This is a great way to finish a career,” said Hunt. “We had a lot of good players represent our region too. I think there were about 10 of the 16 players who came from our region. To be able to play with them and have a lot of fun was great.”
Hunt’s crazy play happened in the fourth inning of the game. With the bases loaded and two outs, Hunt hit a fly ball over the right fielder’s head, eventually clearing the bases.
Hunt slid into third base safely, but an errant throw at third started the chaos, andHunt attempted to get up and score.
“I saw the ball dive down and the (third base coach) was waving me to third and I slowed down thinking the play was over,” he said. “Then he started waving for me to go home so I tried to get up and run.”
Hunt was thrown out at home plate, but admitted that “the adrenaline of running from third to home was pretty exciting.”
It was Hunt’s only hit in the game.
Other Davis County representatives also performed well in the game. Hunt’s teammate Brady Cowley went 1-for-2 at the plate with a single and a walk, and Bountiful’s Ricky Medrano pitched the opening inning.
Medrano struck out a batter, allowed a hit and a run in his only inning, and worked two walks at the plate.
Cameron Facer of Clearfield also had a good day, working a pair of walks and scoring twice as part of the North team’s eight total runs.
“I tried to work the count, but was looking for a good pitch to hit,” he said. “It’s something we’re taught to do, and things just worked out for me to get on base.”
On the coaching staff for the North team was Woods Cross’ baseball coach Paul Ayala, who had three of his own players and eight total players from Region 6 on the North team for the game.
“I’m glad Mike (Hansen, Logan coach) called me to come help out,” said Ayala. “To see the way the players interact with each other was great. To have all these rival teams and players come together and play as teammates was exciting to see. I’m glad I was a part of it.”
Quentin Foutz of Woods Cross pitched one inning, allowing two walks and striking out one hitter. He went hitless at the plate.
Bountiful’s Zac Muir went 1-for-2 at the plate with a single and a run scored for the North team.
The South team won, 20-8.