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CV baseball makes big comeback, stays alive in 3A playoffs
by Tom Zulewski Iron County Today
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If there ever was a case that the worst of times met the best of times, the Canyon View Falcons crossed both ends of that spectrum in the opening round of the 3A baseball playoffs May 11.

After earning the Region 12 title in a hard-fought series over the Juab Wasps, the Falcons hosted the Snow Canyon Warriors, who came in as the No. 4 seed from Region 9.

When all was said and done, the Warriors looked more like the championship squad, putting together three big innings and pulling away to a convincing 18-0 shutout over Canyon View in six at the Falcons’ home field. The Warriors did its greatest damage with 10 runs in the sixth that finished off the game early.

Breck Eichelberger shut down Canyon View in the victory, allowing only three hits and one walk. The Warriors pounded out 20 hits and three players – Davis Rigby, Austin Deming and Braden Baker – had three apiece.

Things looked bleak for the Falcons in the second game of the day when they fell behind the Grantsville Cowboys 7-2, but they rallied for six runs in the fourth inning before Tyrel Robinson came through in the bottom of the seventh with a single that scored Joey Mackelprang as CV stayed alive with a 9-8 win to eliminate the Cowboys.

McCrae Webster hit a three-run homer to highlight the fourth-inning surge for Canyon View (16-9).

In the other games of the pod, Juan Diego beat Grantsville 10-8 in the opener, and the Warriors didn’t score until the fourth inning, but still delivered an 8-1 win over the Soaring Eagle at the Cedar High field to finish the day as the third Region 9 team without a loss.

Canyon View will head to Spanish Fork on Thursday to play Bear River, who fell to defending champion Pine View by a 3-1 count. First pitch is at 11 a.m. and a second game would follow at 4:30 p.m. at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem against the Desert Hills-Ridgeline winner.

3A Baseball Playoffs

First Round

Juan Diego 10, Grantsville 8

Snow Canyon 18, Canyon View 0 (6)

Canyon View 9, Grantsville 8

Snow Canyon 8, Juan Diego 1

Thursday’s Games

At Spanish Fork

Consolation bracket

Canyon View vs. Bear River, 11 a.m.

(Second game vs. Ridgeline-Desert Hills winner at Brent Brown Ballpark, Orem, 4:30 p.m.)

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