Once everything was finally settled, the Falcons shook off a rough beginning and delivered one of its best offensive surges of the season.
CV broke the first game of its doubleheader against the visiting Richfield Wildcats open with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to finish off an 8-1 victory, then poured it on with two more huge innings early that led to a 19-2 rout that completed the sweep at home April 7.
The Falcons started the series with a single game that was moved to Richfield on April 5, and the Wildcats grabbed the last of three late lead changes with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come away with a 6-5 win.
Tyrel Robinson and Joey Lambeth delivered RBI singles in the sixth inning that had given Canyon View a short-lived 5-4 advantage.
Things turned around 180 degrees when the Falcons returned home for the doubleheader against the Wildcats.
CV scored twice in the second inning, but Richfield got a run back in the top of the fourth before the Falcons’ bats came to life. The big sixth inning featured two sacrifice flies, a throwing error that led to a run, and a dropped popup near home plate that fell on a tricky, windy day.
In Game 2, Canyon View scored 10 runs in the first and eight more in the second – after Richfield had scored twice in the top of the first – to complete the emphatic sweep.
Cadyn Clark and Logan Ekker each hit homers in the first inning and Trace Hardin added a pair of doubles. The Falcons added their other run in the fourth, and Josh MacInnis was the winning pitcher.
Region 12 Standings
Through April 7
Canyon View 2-1
North Sanpete 0-0