‘It was just celebrating baseball’: As coronavirus outbreak threatens high school sports, Skyridge hosted last-minute all-day affair

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LEHI — If things turn out as the parties involved hope, the four games of rather impromptu baseball played Saturday at Skyridge High won’t end up being a whole lot more than some preseason, nonregion action.

But if the Utah High School Activities Association is forced to suspend games well beyond March 30, as is currently the plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the contests played by five teams may well have served as the final time the seniors on those squads will suit up at the high school level.

The last-minute derby featuring the Falcons, Lone Peak Knights, Payson Lions, Salem Hills Skyhawks and Timpanogos T-Wolves came as a result of rain in St. George, where Skyridge and Timpanogos were supposed to open their 2020 campaigns over the weekend in the Red Rock Classic presented by the Marshall Gates Foundation.

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