“We concluded our 2021 Baseball Season Thursday night losing to Duchesne 12-10 in round 8 of the state tournament. While it wasn’t the way we wanted to end our season we are just grateful we got to play a baseball season at all,” said NSHS Baseball Coach Josh Robinson. “After having last year’s season get cancelled and dealing with all the unknowns this season would bring, we feel like our kids got better every day and competed to the best of their abilities.”
The Wolves won their first game of the week on Thursday, May 13 beating Monticello 12-2. The Buckaroos pulled in a run in the first inning but didn’t score again until the final inning while the Wolves scored their twelve runs.
Senior Marshall Okerlund was credited for the win on the plate and Brody Butler earned 3 RBIs, Kagan Beckstead and Okerlund each 2 and Kannin Boswell, Ryker Frischknecht, and Tayler Rasmussen each 1.
This victory pitted the Wolves against Duchesne in a much closer game where the Eagles took the 12-10 win.
Duchesne scored first but the Wolves were ahead until the seventh inning when 5 big runs by the Eagles gave them the victory.
Ryker Frishchknecht earned 3 RBIs, Marshall Okerlund 2, and Hunter Hansen, Brody Butler, Kannin Boswell, and Breken Mason each 1. Both Mason and Tayler Rasmussen pitched for North Sevier.
“Coming in we knew we had a young team with only two seniors, and really they were the only players with much varsity experience,” said Robinson. “I felt like we grew each week and some young guys made some serious strides over the course of the season. While we hate to lose Marshall Okerlund and Brody Butler we know they are destined for bigger and better things. We hope they can take the values they’ve learned over the past 4 years and use them in their everyday lives to be successful. With only 2 seniors that means the bulk of the team will be returning and we have high hopes for them. With 7 returning starters and 11 players total that played significant varsity innings, we are very excited about next season. If this group will put in the time and grow and get stronger we believe this team could be right there at the end of next year. I would also like to thank the community, the school, the ballplayers, the coaches and their families for all the time hard work and dedication that was put into making this season a success.”