CLEARFIELD -- The Falcons are flying to the state playoffs for the first time in seven years.
With one game to go, Clearfield clinched third place in Region 6 and ended their long playoff baseball drought with a 4-0 win at home over Highland on Tuesday.
Cameron Facer struck out six in a complete game shutout and Nick Angelico went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Falcons,
"(Facer) was getting ahead with his fastball and using his slider, He was mixing it up really well, was aggressive and went after hitters," Clearfield coach Justin Abbott said.
Connor Parry and Parker Oliver each helped Facer's cause by going 1-for-2 with an RBI.
The Falcons met one milestone by qualifying for the playoffs.
Clearfield is 13-11 (8-6 in region) going into its final region game against East and is guaranteed to finish above .500 in the regular season.
"We started the season in the winter with our goal of making it to the playoffs and finishing above .500," Abbott said. "We've been playing one pitch, one game at the time, worrying about the things that we can control and the hard work has been paying off for the boys."
Now there are new goals for the Falcons.
"We haven't accomplished much, we go into the playoffs and we're 0-0," Abbott said. "We have a lot more we need to get done."
SBlt FREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Plain City, Taylor Kranendonk struck out nine in a shutout and the Silver Wolves got both their runs in the third inning.
SBlt WEBER 11, NORTHRIDGE 0: At Layton, the Warriors pounded the Knights,
* DAVIS 8, SYRACUSE 0: At Syracuse, Zac Fuller struck out 13 and went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Darts to a shutout of the Titans.
SBlt SKY VIEW 5, ROY 2: At Roy, the Bobcats scored three in the seventh and the host Royals had no answer.
Roy is hanging on to the final playoff spot, with Box Elder right on its heels.
Connor McGuire and Skyler Coombs each had doubles for Roy, which outhit Sky View 9-8. Three fielding errors doomed the Royals, with Garrett Bowman taking the loss.
SBlt WASATCH 10, BEAR RIVER 7: The Wasps pushed across six runs in the fifth inning, enough to withstand Bear River's four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh.
Soccer Region 5
SBlt ROY 3, MOUNTAIN CREST 2 (2OT): Michael Ropelato scored the golden goal late in the second overtime to give the Royals the win.
SBlt WOODS CROSS 4, BOUNTIFUL 2: At Bountiful, Leo Calquin scored twice to the the Wildcats to a road win.
* CLEARFIELD 5, CYPRUS 0: At Clearfield, Tyler Strawn was strong in the Falcons' shutout of Cyprus.
Strawn turned a hat trick, Bruce Bitter and Ivan Pechetto each added goals and goalkeeper Brandon Ward earned the shutout for Clearfield.