Silverwolves Start Season On Top
Apr 10, 2015 01:32PM
● By Greg James
Riverton senior Jeff Arens has helped the Silverwolves jump out to a great start, his second inning homerun against Bingham earned him congratulations from his coach Jay Applegate. Photo courtesy of dsandersonpics.com
Former Major League baseball player Pete Rose earned the nickname Charlie Hustle. Riverton High School has its own version of the potential hall of famer: shortstop Jeff Arens.
“If you hustle every play, good things will happen,” Arens said.
In the Silverwolves second game of the season against Bingham March 13, Arens played with the intensity he is known for.
He hit a fly ball to right-center field; it dropped between the Miner players as Arens slid into second base. His hustle sparked a two-run first inning. In the second inning with the Silverwolves trailing 5-2, he belted a home run to left field.
“I knew we needed some base hits. When I got to a full count, I knew I was not going to strike out. I hit the ball and it ended up over the fence. I had no idea until I got to second base,” Arens said.
Arens has signed to continue his baseball career at Utah Valley University in Orem after his LDS mission to Czechoslovakia. He is scheduled to leave June 24.
The Silverwolves opened the season with victories over Taylorsville (6-2) and Alta (11-5). They lost to Bingham (10-9). They went 2-2 in the Texas Roadhouse Classic in St. George on March 20-21.