Baseball Rams sweep Cardinals
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Roaring Fork’s baseball team coasted to a pair of wins at Grand Valley on Saturday.
The Rams won by scores of 15-1 and 18-8. Both games ended after six innings due to the mercy rule.
In the 15-1 opener, Clay Gross struck out 14 batters in six innings of work on the mound. He limited the Cardinals to just two hits.
Trenton Reed led Roaring Fork’s 14-hit assault at the plate, going 3 for 5 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. Oscar Olivas was 2 for 4 with two doubles, Gross 2 for 3 with three steals and Nate Nieslanik 2 for 4 with four RBIs.
In Game 2, Thomas Cerise picked up the pitching win.
Cerise was also 3 for 3 with four RBIs at the plate. Gross (3 for 4, RBI), Tanner Gianinetti (3 for 3, 2 RBIs, three steals), Tanner Nieslanik (4 for 4, two RBIs) and Shea Nieslanik (3 for 5, three RBIs) also chipped in offensively.
“The guys hit the ball well, and we got two quality wins,” said Rams coach Marty Madsen, whose squad improved to 2-2 overall.
Rifle split a pair of Saturday baseball games at Hotchkiss.
The Bears won the opener, 2-1, and lost the nightcap, 11-3.
Danny Bartels pitched Rifle to victory in the first game, tossing a complete game. He struck out 13 and also had an RBI double at the plate in the first inning. He singled and scored a run in the third inning.
Nate Schilt singled and scored a run in the first inning. Teig Hauer singled and had an RBI in the third inning.
Hotchkiss pitcher Edgar Macias struck out 16.
The Bulldogs jumped on Rifle early and often in the nightcap.
Hotchkiss’ Jaime Rodriguez was 3 for 4 with a home run, four runs scored and two RBIs. He also pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out nine.
Jacobe Galley pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, striking out seven more Bears.
For Rifle, Schilt singled and scored a run in the third inning. Dalton Bornholdt and Tanner Quick walked and scored on a single by Triston Quigley in the fifth inning.
The Bears are now 6-1 overall.
Roaring Fork’s girls tennis team won four matches against Vail Mountain on Thursday and three at Delta on Saturday.
Against Vail Mountain, No. 1 singles player Kenia Reyna picked up a win.
In doubles action, Adriana Perez and Michelle Lopez won at No. 1, Mariah Ahumada and Leanna Jenkins were victorious at No. 2 and Shaeley Lough and Yaritza Zarate recorded a win at No. 3.
Against Delta, Paola Santiago prevailed at No. 2 singles.
Perez and Lopez won at No. 1 doubles and Ahumada and Jenkins linked up to win at No. 2.
Glenwood Springs’ girls tennis team recorded three wins at Delta on Saturday.
The Demons got a win from Sarai Zilm at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Brandi Vinger picked up a victory.
Sadie Dickinson and Tessa Ebert were triumphant at No. 2 doubles.
Kenia Farias and Flora Fischbacher nearly notched Glenwood a team win, battling Elise Scates and Rachel Tallent to a tiebreaker in a loss at No. 4 doubles.
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