Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Dixie cheers during the 3A baseball semifinals against Park City at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem on Friday, May 19, 2017. Dixie won 19-1.
OREM — Quality depth often plays a key role in the 3A state baseball tournament, and that was apparent during Dixie’s 19-1 demolition of Park City in the 3A semifinal round of the no-loss bracket.
The Flyers needed just four and a half innings to pound the Miners, who entered Friday’s game short on pitching depth, after making an impressive run by one of the two remaining unbeaten teams in the tournament.
It didn’t take long for Dixie to take advantage.
Four runs were put across the plate in the first inning off of three hits, with RBI hits recorded by Wyatt Woodland and Tyson Fisher.
It got worse for the Miners from there.
Six runs came across in the second and seven more in the third to break open a 17-0 lead. Highlighting the scoring was Fisher, who had a triple, a single and a home run in the two innings played. He finished going 4-4 from the plate for four RBIs, three runs and one hit short of hitting for the cycle.
“We came in knowing we needed to jump out on them early, but I wasn’t thinking it would be 19-1,” Fisher said. “But we were swinging the bat pretty well yesterday, too, so we knew we were going to come in here and put up some offense. All that mattered was how good our…