Demons’ offense awakens in rout of Summit
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Robert Reynolds and his Glenwood Springs baseball teammates hadn’t been hitting the ball all that well.
That all changed on Wednesday.
Pounding out 13 hits and putting up 10 runs in the fourth inning, Reynolds and the Demons scored a 17-2 win over visiting Summit.
“We haven’t really been hitting the ball very good,” the junior catcher said, “so it was good to get back into it.”
Reynolds’ three hits in four trips to the plate led the way for the Demons, who improved to 3-12 overall with the 4 1/2-inning, mercy-rule win.
After sending an RBI single up the middle of the diamond in the first inning, Reynolds doubled and later drove in a run with a single in that fateful fourth inning.
In that frame, Glenwood sent 16 batters to the plate, collected six hits, drew five walks and benefited from a pair of Summit errors.
“We needed to play better on defense,” Tigers coach Tom Looby said. “Our pitching seemed to be pretty good, but we just had some mental errors.”
With a young team, Summit’s taken its licks in 2011.
“We’re over half freshmen,” Looby said. “We have two juniors, two seniors and two sophomores. The rest are freshmen. Plus, we have three starters out. It’s a building year.”
The same can be said for Glenwood, which has battled eligibility issues in recent weeks and is just now returning to full strength.
Though the playoffs are out of reach, the Demons aim to finish strong. They took a stride in that direction on Wednesday.
And just about everyone who found his way into the lineup got in on the offensive blitz.
Mario Gonzalez and Kevin Flohr finished with two hits apiece. Flohr drove in three runs and Gonzalez had a triple to jumpstart the Demons’ fourth-inning rally.
Miguel Vega, Cody Derby, Garrett Lowe, Carder Ullom, Randy Burbidge and Carlos Hernandez all picked up a hit apiece for Glenwood, which hosts Moffat County in a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Vega had a three-run double in the third inning.
Three Glenwood pitchers – Flohr, Derby and Luke Jacob – combined to keep the Tigers’ offense in check.
Gabe Stuhr, Jason Looby, Cody Holland and Nick Cousino collected a hit apiece for Summit (2-13).
The Tigers also played Battle Mountain in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, losing to the Huskies, 14-4.
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