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CCHS baseball off to hot start

May 09, 2024 01:37PM ● By Catherine Garrett

Corner Canyon High catcher Cannon Cottrell, shortstop Ryder Florence, pitcher Rylan Dunn and second basement Kash Koncar have been key leaders on the field for the third-ranked Chargers who are 5-1 in Region 2 play and 11-3 overall. The four seniors have combined for 27 RBIs so far this season. (Photo courtesy All-Star Photography)

Getting bigger, faster and stronger was the emphasis for the Corner Canyon High baseball team in returning to the field this season. And that focus has put the Chargers as the No. 3 team in 6A. 

“We have worked hard and are focusing on the things that we can control—throwing strikes and playing good defense,” said CCHS head coach Jeff Eure, who is in his
seventh year.

Sophomore Nathan Horstmann leads the team in batting with a .458 average with 22 RBIs while nine other players have driven in multiple runs this season.

Junior pitchers Andrew Nice and Jacob Troast have both won four games on the mound. Other key players for Corner Canyon this year are senior shortstop Ryder Florence, senior second baseman Kash Koncar, senior catcher Cannon Cotterell and senior pitcher Rylan Dunn; juniors Logan Nordhoff and Drew Whatcott; and sophomores Garrett Downing and Ayden Dunn. 

Also on the CCHS squad, who is currently 5-3 in Region 2 play and 12-5 overall, are sophomores Justin Delgrosso, Logan Kelley, Tanner MacKay and Jaxon McCray; and freshmen William Baik, Bowen Bodily, Lincoln Eure, Lincoln Flamm, Maddux Florence, Charlie Hansen, Dane Hendrickson, Roan Hendrickson, Kaleb Hunter, Colton Lewis, Dawson Mair, Axyl Meine, Jack Munson, Baylor Neal, Aiden Parry, Carson Paulsen, Jenson Pollard and Porter Slavens.

“We have a great freshman class push our returning players,” coach Eure said.

Eure is being assisted this season on the coaching staff by David Waung, Dusty Haycock, Craig Goff, Chris Paulsen, Hayes Hall and Zak Felix.

So far this spring, Corner Canyon has defeated Alta 10-7, Weber 9-3, Roy 8-0 and Lone Peak 8-2 and lost to Brighton 3-1. The Chargers competed in the Ryan Lemmon Tournament in Irvine, California April 1-3 where they went 2-1 defeating Tustin (California) 5-1 and Marina (California) 8-3 with a 5-4 extra-innings loss to Mission Viejo (California) the only setback at the tournament.

In opening up Region 2 play, Corner Canyon swept Herriman in a three-game series 10-3, 6-5 and 13-2 and were 2-1 in the series with Bingham—winning 12-2 and 3-1 while losing its first region game 6-2.

“We’re off to a great start,” Eure said. 

The Chargers are also scheduled to play a three-game series against Mountain Ridge and Copper Hills. λ