Sunday, February 24, 2008

Playing Ball in Berkeley California

Feb. 23, 2008

BERKELEY, California - The finale of a Saturday doubleheader ended in a tie, due to darkness, between Utah Valley and Pac-10 California on Saturday. Cal won the opening game on a rain filled Northern California day, 12-1.

It's the first tie that the Wolverines (0-3-1) have been involved in in five seasons at the NCAA Division I level.

After Cal (2-0-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Utah Valley pushed six runs across the plate in the top of the third to take its first lead. Scott Croshaw
reached on an error but drove in AJ Palmer to tie the game at one. Jace Brinkerhoff followed Croshaw with a single to score Ryan Jones and give UV the lead.
Adam Openshaw
then doubled, scoring both Croshaw and Brinkerhoff before freshman Kai Hatch tripled him home and then scored on an RBI single by Josh Hinckley.
The Bears got within one with a single run in the fourth and three runs in the sixth on a David Cooper three-run blast. Jones then singled home Palmer in the eighth to put the Wolverines up 7-5.

But Cal answered in the bottom of the eighth when Josh Satin matched Cooper's home runs with a three-run shot of his own, giving the Bears an 8-7 lead.
Hatch doubled to lead off the top of the ninth for Utah Valley and eventually scored the tying run when AJ Palmer walked with the bases loaded.
Brinkerhoff took the mound for UV in the bottom of the ninth and after a one-out walk, got out of the inning before the game ended in a draw.

Jones went 3-for-6 on the day while Hatch had two hits in just his second collegiate start.
Aaron Brady threw eight inning and gave up eight runs on 10 hits in the no-decision.
In the opening game, took an early lead on solo home runs from Cooper and Brett Jackson.
Jones doubled home Cole Anderson in the third to cut the lead in half before the Bears added two more runs in the fourth before breaking the game wide open with an eight-run seventh.
Jones had two hits in the opening game while Dan Christensen took the loss on the mound.

Josh said it was freezing cold and very rainy in California the day they played this game. They were all soaked to the bone so were excited to come home! They played well these first couple of games and can only get better!! Good Job Joshua!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Josh's first games against Santa Clara

Josh Hinckley is currently a Junior playing 1B and DH at UVU. This 6-6, 220 pound stud played his first game of 2008 and did amazing!! Here's what is posted on UVU's site. If anyone wants to see stats and Josh's profile go to and then to their athletic page.

Feb. 22, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Utah Valley Baseball dropped a doubleheader at Santa Clara to open the baseball season, 12-2 and 7-2, on Friday in Northern California.

Marcus Moore took the loss in the opening game while freshman Peter Sundwall suffered the defeat in the second game. Game two starter Bryan Smith had a solid day, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out five in six innings of work.

Ryan Jones and Jace Brinkerhoff both totaled three hits on the day to lead Utah Valley. Both players had two hits in the opener.
In the second game, Utah Valley was hitless until the top of the 7th, when Jones singled and Brinkerhoff followed with a double. Adam Openshaw drove in Jones on a sacrifice fly to center before Josh Hinckley doubled home Brinkerhoff to tie the game at two.
After Sundwall retired SCU in order in the seventh, the Broncos plated five runs in the bottom of the eighth for the final 7-2 tally.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

bAsEbAlL sEaSoN iS HeRe!!!!

My Favorite Things About Baseball!

MySexy Man In a Baseball Uniform...
Playing in the dirt...

The Stance... Grrrr!

Hittin Home Runs... Eating a Hot Dog...

Winnin a UVU Shirt...
The Team....
Chilling in the Dug Out...
And winning a game!
Josh's season starts this week- the traveling, the games, the crowds, the road trips...I am so excited to be able to watch his games and am so proud of him for going to school, playing ball, and still finding time for me! I want him to know how amazing I think he is and will always support him. Thanks for being such a stud Joshua Hinckley!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's a BOY!!!

Josh and I had our Ultrasound set up for February 26th but my Mom has an amazing friend that does Ultrasounds. She said that she would do one for us that family members could come see so of course we took her up on it!! We had my Mom, TJ, and Kierra from my family and then Josh's Mom, Erin, Rachel, and Taylor all there! This was one of the first shots we got- once determining that I was having a baby (and not just a build up of cellulite, as my little sister would say) and found out that it was a BOY!!!! Man are Josh and I excited- now we getta go shopping! :) Thanks to everyone that came- I was so glad to share that with all of you!!

The Hinckley Family

Josh's Family is a little bit bigger then mine which makes it that much more fun!
Bottom left: Older brother Zach and his Wife Heather, their two kids Chazz and Zyan. Josh's Mom and Dad, Michelle and Jake (Older Brother), and their son Matani- they also had another adorable boy this past year- Kiki,
Top Left: Little Sister Taylor (Getting married this May!!), Mike and his wife Erin (Older Sister)- they adopted the cutest little boy Bryson in March, Josh and I, Older Sister Rachel and her husband Randy- they also adopted a definite keeper this year Brock, and Bethany and Ike (Older Brother)

The Maughan Family

This is my side of the family! Of course there is Josh and I, then my older brother Colby (who is marrying Kierra Smith this March!!!), my little brother Alex, Sister Taylor (TJ), and my Mom and Dad. These guys are my BEST friends and support me and Josh no matter what we do!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Welcome to our blog!!

Josh's older sister Erin started a blog for her family and I have been addicted to hers ever since! Once more of my friends and family created blogs of their own I decided to start one too and keep everyone updated on our little family and Josh's baseball career.