The Falcons’ baseball squad has only recorded five losses on the season in 2012, and had higher expectations this year. Coming off of two straight championship game appearances and losing a lot of talent to the 2011 graduation, the boys had a lot to prove this season.
From the beginning of the game, it was the regular Canyon View team that has performed to its peak all season long, scoring five runs on the Flyers in the opening inning. Although the Flyers got six hits in the game, the defense of the Falcons was rock solid and closed out on every glimmer of hope that the Flyers seemed to have.
After the victory over the Flyers, the Falcons would have the opportunity to take home the Region 9 title, heading down to Hurricane for the team’s last game of the regular season.
Starting pitcher Kameron King was saved for the Friday game that would decide the region champion. Zack Brinkerhoff took the mound for the Falcons in the Dixie game and was a huge part of the Falcons’ success in helping King rest for the game against the Tigers.
After beating the Flyers 8-0, the Falcons placed the cherry on top for the third straight season, beating out the Hurricane Tigers on May 4 in a comeback game that earned Canyon View the Region 9 title.
“It feels really good coming from the amazing base that we have as a team,” King said. “It feels like a true family when we’re all out there competing together. As a family, when we all do our separate jobs that make us whole, nothing can stop us.”
The Falcons move on to the post-season in hopes to not only three-peat on getting to the final game, but to take home a state championship for Canyon View High School.