By Tom Zulewski
Iron County Today
Junior pitcher Jordan Nielson threw a pair of complete games as the Canyon View softball team kept its playoff hopes on track with a 4-3 win over Hurricane on April 17 and a 7-1 home victory over Pine View on April 20.
CV improved to 4-3 in Region 9 and stayed in fourth place in the standings.
Against the Tigers, the Falcons scored three runs in the third and one in the fifth to take a 4-0 lead, but Hurricane made them sweat down the stretch with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth.
Nielson, Taylee Braegger and Camry Higgins had RBI doubles in the win for Canyon View.
The Falcons got another strong outing from Nielson in the victory over the Panthers as she struck out four, walked one, and went 3-for-3 at the plate. Braegger added two RBI, Higgins drove in one with a sacrifice fly, and Makenzie Whitehair doubled to score another run.
Canyon View returned to Region 9 play with a home game against Dixie on Tuesday that was too late for press deadline. The Falcons will host region leader Cedar on Friday.