ST. GEORGE — The four semifinalists are set for the St. George Summer Classic after another red-hot day on the diamonds in 111-degree Dixie.
With a late evening victory over Cedar City, the Dixie team clinched first place in the Liberty Division of pool play. The Flyers squad pulled out a narrow 5-4 win to go 3-0 in the two days of Round Robin pool play. With the first-place finish, Dixie will host the St. George Sentinels in one of two semifinals. The game will be played at Snow Canyon High at 5 p.m.
The other semifinal will pit Freedom Division winner Springville against Liberty Division second-place squad Colorado, which had beaten Snow Canyon, but lost to Dixie on Friday. Springville, 3-0, won two games Thursday and then beat Highland (Calif.) 9-6 Friday evening. The Springville-Colorado semifinal will be at Bruce Hurst Field.
The Sentinels got second place in the Freedom Division by beating Highland 13-4 Friday.
The two semifinal winners will square off for the St. George Summer Classic title at 8 p.m. at Hurst Field. last season, the St. George Sentinels beat Cedar City 11-9 in the championship game.
Here are the final pool play standings, Friday’s scores and Saturday’s schedule.
#1 DIXIE 3-0
#2 COLORADO 2-1 (6 run differential and beat Cedar)
#3 CEDAR 2-1 (beat BSF)
#4 BLACKSMITH FORK 2-1
#5 SNOW CANYON 1-2
#6 RICHFIELD 0-3
#1 SPRINGVILLE 3-0
#2 ST GEORGE 2-1 (beat MINNESOTA)
#3 MINNESOTA 2-1
#4 CANYON VIEW 1-2 (beat Desert Hills)
#5 DESERT HILLS 1-2
#6 HIGHLAND 0-3
BLACKSMITH FORK (15) VS. RICHFIELD (2)
SNOW CANYON (8) VS. COLORADO (9)
RICHFIELD (2) VS. SNOW CANYON (11)
COLORADO (5) VS. DIXIE (12)
SPRINGVILLE (9) VS. HIGHLAND (6)
CANYON VIEW (11) VS. DESERT HILLS (9)
ST GEORGE (13) VS. HIGHLAND (4)
CEDAR CITY (4) VS. DIXIE (5)
CANYON VIEW (3) VS. MINNESOTA (8)
BLACKSMITH FORK (1) VS. CEDAR (10)
SATURDAY’S Schedule (location)
9:30 AM DESERT HILLS VS. SNOW CANYON (SC)
9:30 AM HIGHLAND VS. RICHFIELD (DSU)
12:00 PM CANYON VIEW VS. BLACKSMITH FORK (SC)
12:00 PM CEDAR CITY VS. MINNESOTA (DSU)
5:00 PM ST GEORGE VS. DIXIE (SC)
5:00 PM COLORADO VS. SPRINGVILLE (DSU)
8:00 PM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (DSU)
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