The Kanab Cowboys won their final region game on Tuesday, April 25, blowing out Parowan 15-1, to end the region season with a 6-2 record. With the win, the Cowboys tied Beaver for first place in the 2A South Region with identical 6-2 records. But Kanab beat the Beavers twice, so the Cowboys earned the #1 seed heading into the state tournament this Saturday.

Kanab will face the Central Region #4 seed, South Summit, on the Cowboy diamond on Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. in the first round of the 2A State Tournament. Emery, the 2A East Region #3 team, will face the 2A North Region #2 seed, Summit Academy. The losers of the two Saturday morning games will play on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. The winners of the two morning games will then play at 3 p.m.

In the blowout over Parowan, Kanab scored two runs in the first inning. They added four more in the second and fourth innings, with another five runs in the third. The Cowboys pounded out 13 hits, while Parowan committed eight errors. The game was stopped after 4-1/2 innings because of the 10 run mercy rule.

Five Cowboys had two hits in the game – Derrik Fox, Monte Glover, Kason Whitesides, Layne Anderson and Treg Reidhead. Whitesides, Anderson and Reidhead each had a double. Tavin Ott and Reidhead knocked in three runs apiece, while White-sides scored three runs.

Monte Glover picked up the win, pitching three innings, allowing only three hits, while striking out five Ram batters. Kason Whitesides threw the final two innings, allowing one hit and one unearned run, while striking out three. Neither pitcher issued a walk in the game, both showing great control.

Although the pitchers dominated the game, Kanab’s defense needs to be shored up for the state tournament, as they committed five errors in the game.

Kanab fell 5-0 to 2A Central Region winner South Sevier last Friday to end the regular season. The Cowboys could only muster four hits in the game, while South Sevier pushed four runs across the plate in the second inning.