Enterprise High School Baseball Season Gets Underway

St. George, Utah – Enterprise High School is moving on from basketball mode into baseball while the temperatures are still cool at night and makes it a challenge to bring teams to Enterprise to start the Season which means a lot of road games to start the season. The first game for Enteprise was at Dixie High School where the Enterprise Wolves fell to Dixie 6-8. The Wolves had a strong first inning when Kayson Bundy took his first home run of the season over left center. The Flyers were hitting off pitcher Brandell Shumway and they had a good defensive game.

The Wolves are determined to make it back to the 2A State Championship game after falling to Manti High School last May. Head Coach Kyle Bundy of the Wolves said, “what we tried to teach and do last year worked, and worked well. We just needed one more hit and one more run to make things really interesting in the end.”

The Wolves have a strong team this year with seven returning Seniors. Coach Bundy said, “We do have a good group of seniors coming back, and all of them had a start last year in the state tournament in one aspect or another.” Chandler Bowler one of the starting pitchers for the Wolves said, “We have some unfinished business from last year and are going to give our all to take state.”

Enterprise had many things working for them last season and in order to return to the post season they need to find what works before the move onto region play. Bundy said, “It will be hard for teams to duplicate what the team from last year accomplished. They ended the year with the 5th most hits during a season in Utah, and the 3rd for runs scored in a season.” That in itself is something to say when you think about how many teams have played baseball in the state of Utah over the years.

The Wolves have a couple of huge holes to fill, both defensively and offensively, and should be one of the top ranked teams starting out this year. The one thing that the Wolves have going this year is all three of their starting pitchers are back and ready to go: Chandler Bowler, Brandell Shumway and Treyson Christiansen. Coach Bundy said, “They have already been throwing and are looking really good. Defensively, I think we can do well, we just need to keep putting runs on the board.”

Enterprise has a tough schedule ahead of them, if not their hardest in long time. They have two tournaments coming up that will be a repeat of the state tournament from last year playing Gunnison and Manti. Not to mention they have a tough South Sevier team for their first home game on March 16th and they head to North Sevier 2 days later.

Coach Bundy said, “All teams can surprise you in our region on any given day. You can’t let your guard down for any game. Our goal is to host the state play-in game here at home.” The Wolves haven’t done that since 2011 and are a very focused team this year and want to finish what they started last year. It may come down to Enterprise and Beaver for the region title this year.

EHS Baseball Schedule 2016

 Date  Opponent  Location  Varsity Start  JV Start
 March 8th Dixie JV Dixie 7:00
 March 9th Desert Hills JV Desert Hills 6:30
 March 11th Gunnison Valley High 12:00 – Chuckwagon Classic
 March 11th Manti Valley High 4:00 – Chuckwagon Classic
 March 12th  Morgan  Fredonia  11:00 – Chuckwagon Classic
 March 12th  Fredonia  Fredonia  1:00 – Chuckwagon Classic
March 15th  Canyon View JV  Canyon View  3:00
 March 16h South Sevier Enterprise 3:00  5:30
 March 18th North Sevier North Sevier 1:00 – North Sevier Tourny
March 18th  Manti North Sevier 3:30 – North Sevier Tourny
 March 19th Gunnison Gunnison 9:00 – North Sevier Tourny
 March 22nd Moapa Valley Moapa Valley 3:00  5:30
 March 24th Rockwell Enterprise JV only Double Header  3:00-5:00
 March 29th Diamond Ranch Diamond Ranch  3:30 5:30
 April 1st Beaver Enterprise 3:30 5:30
 April 5th Milford Enterprise 3:30 5:30
 April 7th Cedar Cedar JV Only 4:00
 April 8th Kanab Kanab 3:30 5:30
 April 12th Parowan Parowan 3:30 5:30
 April 15th Diamond Ranch Enterprise 3:30 5:30
 April 19th Beaver Beaver 3:30 5:30
 April 21st Cedar Enterprise JV Only 3:30
 April 22nd Milford Milford 3:30 5:30
 April 26th Kanab Enterprise 3:30 5:30
 April 29th Parowan Enterprise 3:30 5:30
 May 7th First round Quarterfinals  Region sites
 May 12th-14th  State Finals  Dixie State University

Baseball Freshman/Sophomore

Date Opponent Location Time # of games
March 9th Desert Hills Desert Hills 4:00 1/7
March 15th Canyonview City Field 3:00 2/5’s
March 23rd Dixie Dixie 7:00 1/7
March 30th Canyonview Enterprise 3:00 2/5’s
March 31st Snow Canyon Snow Canyon 4:00
April 7th Cedar Cedar After JV@ 4:00
April 13th Dixie Enterprise 4:00 1/7

 

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