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Baseball: Bingham swept out of 6A Super Regional by Syracuse

Jun 05, 2024 03:52PM ● By Brian Shaw

Austin Wheeler helped lead the team in strikeouts. (Travis Barton/City Journals)

Going into the 6A Super Regional, the Miners had only grabbed a win twice in the previous eight games. 

And that tough stretch of games continued for Bingham at the 6A Super Regional. 

In game one, the Miners had difficulty manufacturing runs in the first 4 1/2 innings of action at No. 8 Syracuse. After giving up one run in the bottom of the fourth inning when Syracuse blasted a solo shot over the wall for a home run, they found themselves in a 0-1 hole. 

The Miners would get that run back times two in the top of the fifth, but they dug themselves too deep a hole to climb out of in the bottom of the sixth, giving up seven runs to Syracuse in a 4-8 loss. 

For Bingham, junior Kam Beck drove in three runs and senior Andrew Dabo one. On the mound, senior right-hander Hayden Visser had six strikeouts for Bingham, who now had to go into game two needing a win to extend the series to a third game. 

Bingham [14-13] started out the top of the first at Syracuse with an RBI double from Beck, but the Miners wouldn’t score again until the final inning when Beck drove in two more batters on another double in a 3-6 loss. 

Senior Austin Wheeler struck out five in a losing cause, scattering seven hits in six innings of work. For the Miners, they’ll graduate Wheeler, Visser, Tyson McBride, Cooper Schott, Abraham Atencio, Sawyer Clawson, Dabo and Ian Staley and look to reload for next year. 

For the season, Atencio led all Bingham seniors with one home run, and also had three triples and 22 RBI. McBride followed, hitting a triple but the senior led all Miners with nine doubles. He added 20 RBI. Dabo had three doubles and nine RBI and Schott, two doubles to go with the eight runs he batted in. 

Visser wraps up his time at Bingham with a 5-3 record on the mound as a senior, with 33 strikeouts. For this 2023-24 season, Wheeler was 3-3 as a pitcher, with a team-leading 34 strikeouts.  

The legendary head coach Joey Sato wraps up another season at the helm with a 445-210 record, all-time. λ