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Coal Ridge hung with 3A Western Slope League champion Hotchkiss for a while. In the end, the Bulldogs were too much for the Titans, sweeping Saturday’s baseball doubleheader in Peach Valley, 11-8 and 12-5.

“We played ’em tough both games,” Titans coach Joe Bledsoe said. “We took ’em to seven both games. They’re the No. 1 team in the league.”

Nathan Terrin pitched six innings in the 11-8 opener, keeping the Bulldogs at bay until deep in the game.



Robby Moore belted a home run for the Titans in the first game.

In the nightcap, Cody Walls pitched a complete game for Coal Ridge. He also hit a home run.



Saturday’s losses brought the Titans’ season to an end. Basalt’s Saturday sweep of Rifle delivered the Longhorns into the 3A WSL’s sixth and final state playoff spot.

Coal Ridge wrapped 2011 with a 5-14 overall record and 5-13 mark in league play.

“We played better than last year,” Bledsoe said. “We gave some games away. We still have to get away from those games where you have letdowns. Good teams just don’t do that, but I think we took a step forward this year.”

Grand Valley finished off its season on a high note, sweeping visiting Gunnison, 16-15 and 21-15, on Saturday.

The wins wrapped the Cardinals’ season at 4-15 overall and 4-14 in the 3A WSL.

Moffat County swept Glenwood Springs, 14-3 and 9-6, in Glenwood on Saturday.

“I guess we played OK at times,” Demons coach Eric Nieslanik said. “And then we had a lot of what we’ve had all year – a lot of inconsistency, a lot of guys left on base.”

Glenwood (3-14) hosts Eagle Valley in a Tuesday doubleheader to close out the season. The first game is at 2 p.m.


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