In the opener of a doubleheader April 25, the Falcons scored twice in the top of the seventh inning and held on for a 4-3 victory over the Carbon Dinos. Logan Ekker drove in two runs in the tight pitchers’ duel and Trace Hardin earned the win on the mound. Cadyn Clark worked a scoreless bottom of the seventh to earn the save.
CV didn’t waste any time in Game 2, scoring five runs in the first two innings and pounding out 19 hits on the way to a 14-4 rout. The Falcons put the game away with five runs in the top of the seventh.
Clark, Hardin and Colton Gochis had three hits apiece to lead the Falcons’ offense.
Canyon View came home and finished the series sweep April 28 with an 11-5 victory over Carbon that improved their Region 12 mark to 8-1 on the season. The visiting Dinos closed within 4-3 after scoring a run in the top of the fifth, but the Falcons responded with two in the bottom of the inning and adding five more in the sixth.
Gochis hit a home run among CV’s 11 hits in the win.
The Falcons close the regular season with a three-game set against Juab that will decide the Region 12 title. The winner of the series will win the crown, and it began with a doubleheader at Juab on Tuesday, a game that was too late for press deadline.
Across town, the Cedar Redmen saw their dreams of another postseason berth come to an end as they were swept by the Pine View Panthers last week. The two-time defending 3A state champions opened with a 9-1 victory in St. George on April 25, then shut out the Redmen 17-0 in five innings April 28.
Pine View extinguished any drama from the Friday matchup by scoring nine runs in the top of the first and pounding out a total of 18 hits. The Redmen were held to just four hits and saw their dreams of another playoff run come to an end.
Parowan also saw its regular season end with a pair of losses last week. The Rams fell by scores of 15-1 at Kanab on April 25 and 13-1 at Beaver on April 28, both in five innings.
Beaver did all of its damage early against Parowan, scoring five times in each of the first two innings, then adding three more runs in the third. Kanab scored four runs in the second and fourth, sandwiched around five runs in the third.
The Rams lost their final five games and finished 1-7 in 2A South play, missing the playoffs by one game behind fourth-place Milford.
Region 9 Standings
Through April 28
Pine View 5-3
Snow Canyon 5-3
Desert Hills 5-3
Region 12 Standings
Through April 28
Canyon View 8-1
North Sanpete 0-9
2A South Standings