LOGAN -- For the Royals, the playoffs are here.
Roy High's young baseball team has its sights set on the last state 4-A playoff berth, and knows it must get on a winning streak to accomplish the feat.
"As far as I am concerned, every game is a must-win," Roy coach Eric Jones said.
A day after dropping a tough 1-0, 11-inning thriller to Logan at home, Roy bounced back for a 7-1 win over the Grizzlies in Logan.
"Most games this year we've pitched well enough to win. But we've struggled to play defense and at the plate," Jones said.
Garrett Bowman tossed a complete-game four-hitter, striking out 12 on 118 pitches with two walks.
Cy Bambrough, Connor McGuire, Trevor Kennedy and Jaden Titensor had two hits each for Roy. The Royals scored four in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach.
Box Elder and Bonneville, also battling for the fourth Region 5 playoff spot, dropped tough contests. Roy hosts Bonneville on Friday.
SBlt SKY VIEW 4, BONNEVILLE 3: At Smithfield, the Lakers dropped another close battle, giving up a run in the sixth inning.
Zach Hansen and Jason Oliverson each homered for the Bobcats. Hayden Miles picked up the win.
Kysen Hall double for Bonneville. Kacey Cundick took the loss on the mound.
* MOUNTAIN CREST 5, BOX ELDER 0: At Hyrum, the Mustangs took care of business at home. Jayk Brooks doubled for the Bees. Pitcher Tyler Bate took the loss.
* SYRACUSE 9, WEBER 3: At Syracuse, the Titands scored fourth in the second and three in the sixth to pull away from the Warriors.
Hayden Udy had a big double in the fourth, when Syracuse took the lead. Tanner Crowell picked up the win on the mound.
Jordan Cobabe took the loss for the Warriors.
* DAVIS 5, LAYTON 0: At Kaysville, coach Dave Leo isn't looking past the Lancers as he prepares for next week's big showdown with Syracuse.
It took five innings for the Davis lineup to get untracked, but the Darts score five in the inning to earn some breathing room.
Tanner Olsen went 4-for-4 on the day, while Carson Beyer had, a triple and a double.
Bronson Larsen, Dusty Argyle and T.J. Waltz each had doubles for the Darts.
Zac Fuller tossed a two-hitter over six innings to earn the win, striking out eight.
Caleb Harrop took the loss for Layton.
* CLEARFIELD 9-6, WOODS CROSS 8-7: At Woods Cross, the Falcons and Wildcats spit their doubleheader, both one-run battles.
In the opener, the Falcons scored four late runs to pick the 9-8 win. Josh Hunt earned the victory on the mound. Isaiah Lozano and Parker Oliver each delivered doubles
In the second game, the Wildcats picked up the win. No other details were reported.