Dixie at Cedar, Region 10 Baseball, Cedar City, Utah, May 4, 2022 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News
ST. GEORGE – The Region 10 baseball season came to a close Friday night as the Dixie Flyers completed a two-game sweep of Cedar to capture the region’s crown they had already claimed last week.
Meanwhile, the Desert Hills Thunder at Crimson Cliffs avenged a 4-1 extra-inning loss to the Mustangs on Tuesday with a 7-0 shutout win Friday night.
Payton Gubler threw a jewel for the Thunder, went the distance, conceded just one hit and knocked out 15. Offensively, Cole Decastro and Kyler Terry each had two hits and drove in a combined five runs.
Meanwhile, the Flyers defeated 4-2 in Dixie Cedar on Friday night, two days after beating the Reds 8-1 on Wednesday afternoon in Cedar City. Dixie finished the season with an 11-1 record in Region 10, the only loss being an 8-5 setback at home to Snow Canyon on April 19.
Also on Friday, the Snow Canyon Warriors rolled to a 13-3 home win over Hurricane to complete their win over the Tigers this week. On Tuesday night, Snow Canyon won 22-5 at Hurricane.
The 4A state tournament class and final RPI rankings were posted on the Utah High School Activities Association website Saturday morning. As expected, Dixie got the No. 1 seed. Meanwhile, the Region 10 schools also conquered the next three spots in the rankings, with Crimson Cliffs at No. 2, Pine View at No. 3, and defending champion Snow Canyon at No. 4.
The 4A playoffs are scheduled to start best-of-three regional rounds on May 12-13 on the home fields of the higher-ranking schools. The top three ranked teams (Dixie, Crimson Cliffs and Pine View) have a bye in this round. The following week, May 16-21, is the state tournament, hosted at Dixie State University’s Bruce Hurst Field. click here to see the official state bracket.
Region 10 Baseball, Final Standings (Region, Overall)
- Dixie, 11-1 (21-4) RPI ranking: 1st
- Crimson Cliffs, 8-4 (18-4) RPI: 2
- Pine view, 8-4 (19-4) RPI: 3
- Snow Canyon, 6-6 (16-9) RPI: 4
- Desert Hills, 6-6 (13-11) RPI: 6
- Cedar, 2-10 (7-18) RPI: 11
- Hurricane, 1-11 (9-15) RPI: 10
First Round Regional Matchups, Aug 12-13 May:
- #1 Dixie, bye.
- #2 Crimson Cliffs, bye.
- No. 3 pine eyes, bye.
- #4 Snow Canyon houses #13 Logan.
- #6 Desert Hills houses #11 Cedar.
- No. 10 Hurricane plays at No. 7 Ridgeline.
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