KAYSVILLE — There they were again.
The Davis Darts, champions of Region 1 and the No. 1 seed, had a home playoff game against a tough American Fork team Wednesday night with the winner moving on to the state 5-A baseball semifinals.
Despite being the first team to score in the contest, the Darts surrendered four runs in the top of the sixth inning to the Cavemen and lost their matchup, 4-1.
The loss slides them into the one-loss bracket where they will face Riverton, which squeaked by Fremont in extra inning on Monday night at Salt Lake Community College at 7 p.m.
“That’s what happens in a tournament setting,” Davis coach Dave Leo said. “No one ever really believes that they are going to win the whole thing; the goal is just to survive and advance as far as you can. We knew that they (American Fork) were a good team and that one run we scored in the first inning might not hold up, but we just couldn’t get it together.”
Davis was the first team to score in the game, getting an RBI single from Corby Fuhriman that scored pinch runner Kyle Godderidge for the 1-0 lead. Starting pitcher Tyler Hall did his best to keep American Fork at bay for most of the game, but struggled in the sixth inning to shut the door.
Cade Hill got things started in the four-run stanza with an RBI single to the left side of the infield to tie the game at 1-1. After a walk and a force out at home, Morgan Flinders ripped a two-run single to right center that scored two runs in what became the game-winning RBIs.
From there, Cavemen starting pitcher Riley Otteson got the final six outs without incident and put American Fork into the semifinals against Jordan.
The Darts only managed four hits for the game. All were singles from Gage Cook, Carson Beyer, Fuhriman and Jace Olsen.
• SYRACUSE 6, HUNTER 2: At Syracuse, after dropping their first round game to the visiting Copper Hills Grizzlies, the Titans put on a show in sending the Wolverines home for the rest of the tournament.
Hayden Udy was 2-for-3 with a double and Bryce Vanotti smacked a home run to lead the offense. Starting pitcher Jason Jourdan pitched the complete game, giving up only two runs on four hits and seven Ks to fuel the defensive effort.
“Jason didn’t have his best stuff today and we still found a way to get some runs on the board and get the win,” Syracuse coach Jeff Bearnson said. “We hit the ball hard today and we got what we wanted, which was to make it down to Monday and try to win some games from there.”
• RIVERTON 6, FREMONT 4 (11): At Plain City, the Silver Wolves wanted to keep playing, but fell in the 11th inning.
Tom Wilson homered for Fremont.
The Silver Wolves scored two in the 10th to tie things back up then gave up two in the 11th. Jim Dixon took the win Riverton. Teammate Jared White hit a triple and a double to stay alive.
Taylor Kranendonk picked up the loss.
In another one-loss bracket game, Lone Peak topped Layton 10-0.
In a winners bracket game, Jordan outslugged Viewmont 15-9.
• MOUNTAIN CREST 10, SALEM HILLS 5: At Hyrum, the Mustangs advanced undefeated through the first week of action.
In other winners bracket games, Woods Cross fell to Murray 12-4, but Sky View smacked Maple Mountain 7-1.
• BOUNTIFUL 16, BOX ELDER 6: At Bountiful, the Braves stayed alive with a five-inning win over the Bees.
Jase Bernard went a perfect 4-4 with three RBIs to lead Bountiful to lopsided victory over Box Elder. Ryan Curtis added two doubles for the Braves in the win.
Tommy Lalli earned the win.
Jayk Brooks took the loss for the Bees. Tucker Lange cracked a double.
• OLYMPUS 9, CLEARFIELD 2: At Clearfield, Olympus kept its season alive with a consolation round victory at Clearfield. Rigby Butikofer pitched a complete game and allowed just five hits and two runs while Bradley Biddulph and Tyler Hill combined for six RBIs to lead Olympus.
Logan Neerings took the loss. Clay Holcombe doubled for the Falcons.
In another one-loss bracket game, Provoe edged Logan 7-5. Tournament action continues on Monday.