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ST. GEORGE – The Snow Canyon Warriors and the Canyon View Falcons are the only two Region 9 teams left in the 3A state baseball tournament. Both teams are still in the winners bracket going 2-0 last Saturday. They play each other on Thursday in the winners bracket semi finals.
The Warriors beat defending state champions Juan Diego 3-1 in the first round and beat Payson 3-0 in the second round. Both games were at Juan Diego.
The Falcons go to host their games, routing Union 18-0 in round one and smashing Delta 10-1 in the second round.
The other two Region 9 teams did not fair so well. Cedar and Dixie both went 0-2 and are out of the tournament.
Cedar was shutout of both tournament games. Losing to Wasatch 1-0 in the first round and then losing to Morgan 7-0 in the opening round of the consolation bracket.
While only four teams remain in the winners bracket, there are still eight teams in the consolation bracket that have a chance to win it all. Consolation bracket games also start on Thursday morning. Park City takes on Grantsville while Wasatch plays Juan Diego. The winners of those games will play each other while the losers are out. The bottom half of the consolation bracket pits Payson against Morgan and Delta against Stansbury. The winners of those games will also play each other and the losers will be out of the state tournament. The winners of the games will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Kearns High School.
The winner’s bracket has the Warriors playing the Falcons at 11:00 a.m., and No. 1 ranked Spanish Fork taking on Carbon at 1:30 p.m. The winners will meet on Friday at 4:30 p.m. while the losers will drop to the consolation bracket and will play at either 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
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