Bear River Bears baseball. Photo by Clint Allen.
PROVO – The Bear River Bears survived an up and down contest to get the day started in the 4A baseball playoffs at Larry H. Miller Field at Brigham Young University on Tuesday. #8 Bear River outlasted #5 Desert Hills 11-10 in an up and down game in the consolation bracket. With the win, they will play Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Utah Valley University against fellow Region 11 foe Mountain Crest.
#6 Ridgeline has struggled to get runners on base and across home plate, while also stopping their opponents from doing the same. On Monday, Ridgeline lost 10-1 vs. Dixie and Tuesday wasn’t much better. The Riverhawks lost 8-1 vs #2 Crimson Cliffs, meaning Ridgeline is officially eliminated from the playoffs.
Later in the day, #7 Green Canyon suffered a similar 8-1 loss to #3 Dixie. But the Wolves were not eliminated from contention. They will face the team who took out the Riverhawks – Crimson Cliffs – at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the consolation bracket at Utah Valley University in Orem.
The night cap featured #4 Mountain Crest vs #1 Snow Canyon. The Warriors needed a walk off home run to sneak past Bear River Monday, and they pulled off another late inning rally Tuesday to advance past the Mustangs 6-5. Mountain Crest led 4-1 for much of the game, only to have Snow Canyon score 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to move ahead. Mountain Crest’s game against Snow Canyon concluded at 11 p.m. Tuesday but they have to quickly turn around to face Bear River at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Tuesday scores in 4A baseball playoffs:
#8 Bear River 11
#5 Desert Hills 10
#2 Crimson Cliffs 8
#6 Ridgeline 1
#3 Dixie 8
#7 Green Canyon 1
#1 Snow Canyon 6
#4 Mountain Crest 5
Wednesday schedule in 4A baseball playoffs:
#4 Mountain Crest vs #8 Bear River at 11 a.m. in an elimination game. The winner will face #1 Snow Canyon at 4:30 p.m. Play-by-play will be broadcast on 104.9 The Ranch in Box Elder County and 107.7 KLZX and streamed online here. Watch the game here.
#7 Green Canyon vs #2 Crimson Cliffs at 1:30 p.m. in an elimination game. The winner will face #3 Dixie at 7 p.m. Play-by-play will be broadcast on 107.7 KLZX and streamed online here. Watch the game here.
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