Prep Roundup: Coal Ridge earns first baseball win
CARBONDALE, Colorado – Hunter Hasenberg finished 3-for-4 with a double and Jerome Pizzelli went 2-for-4 with a double for the Coal Ridge High School baseball team, which earned their first victory of the season with an 8-6 victory over Roaring Fork on Tuesday.
Hassenberg also picked up the victory on the mound, finishing with four strikeouts in six innings. Richard Winkler added a 2-for-4, two-RBI performance for the Titans (1-3 overall and Class 3A Western Slope League play).
Johnny Nieslanik finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Tanner Nieslanik added two hits, two runs scored and three stolen bases for the Rams (0-5). Alex Larson went the distance on the mound for Roaring Fork, finishing with three strikeouts and one walk.
Roaring Fork is off until Saturday when the Rams host a non-league game against Glenwood Springs. Coal Ridge hosts a non-league game against Rifle at 4 p.m. today.
RIFLE, Colorado – Keaton Reiher finished 4-for-4 with a double for Delta, which scored four unanswered runs to break away for a 7-3 Class 4A Western Slope League victory.
The Panthers scored two runs in the sixth and seventh innings to snap a 3-3 tie and hand the Bears (3-2 overall, 1-1 league) their first league loss of the season. Bailey Hoffmeister finished 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Rifle, which committed six errors.
Danny Bartels allowed three runs and six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in five innings for Rifle.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Taylor Walters netted a fourth-place finish individually, helping Rifle High’s girls golf team finish fifth at the 10-team Central Spring Invitational at Tiara Rado Golf Course.
Walters carded and 84, and teammate Alyx Carter finished right behind in fifth place with an 87. Rifle earned a team score of 293, which was behind first-place Grand Junction and Central (279), Durango (282) and Palisade (286).
Glenwood Springs’s best finisher was McClay Bruc, who shot a 94. Leah Scholl (110) and Audry Jones (118) followed.
RIFLE, Colorado – Olivia Hayes scored three goals with an assist to pace the Glenwood Springs High girls soccer team, which came away with a 10-0 Class 4A Western Slope League win against rival Rifle.
Jenna Brown, Lillie McSwain, Alondra Peralta, Haley Armstrong and Lindsey Atkinson also scored for the Demons (3-1-0). Ellie Austin, Becca Rembold, Atkinson and Armstrong had assists and McSwain added a pair of assists in Glenwood’s shutout.
The Demons host another league match on Thursday against Summit. Rifle continues play Saturday at Palisade.
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