2008...The new Utah Marshalls

So lets start out first with the major change for our team...a name change. We are now the Utah Marshalls. We are sponsored by a local charitable foundation named in memory of young man named Marshall who died of a heart problem. The foundation was started to promote youth baseball and to keep his memory alive for his favorite sport. We are lucky to have a great organization to help our team attain many goals.
Now on to baseball. We lost one player at the end of last season, but have added a very good player to take his place. We started the season by going down to the annual March Madness tournament in St. George. Due to the fact that Easter was also this same weekend, we had 3 boys missing to play in a basketball tournament in Vegas. Lucky for us, our coaches found some "adequate" replacements. We picked up 1 local boy and 2-3 other boys that made the trip up from Vegas. Although all our regular boys played a great tournament, it was a great help to have these extra boys join our team. We made it through pool play with a 3-1 record, great pitching and defense and lots of homeruns. Although we had that loss, we were already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, and went in as an 8 seed. Our hitting and pitching really paid off through the playoffs and led us to our first championship of the season, beating the Idaho Diamondbacks 11-1. Congrats boys on a job well done and thank you to those boys who filled our team.

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