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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Racking up a 6-1 lead by halftime, Grand Junction rolled to a 12-4 win over visiting Glenwood Springs on Tuesday.

The Demons dropped to 1-9 overall with the defeat.

CRAIG, Colorado – Rifle split a baseball twin bill with Steamboat Springs on Saturday, winning the first game by a score of 14-3 and dropping the nightcap, 6-3.



Leadoff hitter Chris Hesselberg reached base in all nine of his plate appearances to pace the Bears, who moved to 7-6 overall and to 5-4 in the 4A Western Slope League. Hesselberg was 3-for-3 in the second game and had two hits and two stolen bases in the opener.

Michael Cash went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs in Rifle’s win. Luke Buss reached base four times in that game.



Saturday’s doubleheader, technically hosted by Steamboat Springs, was played in Craig.

OLATHE, Colorado – Roaring Fork’s baseball team learned the hard way how quickly miscues can snowball.

Despite owning a 6-5 lead in the opener and an 8-0 advantage in the nightcap, the Rams were swept at Olathe on Saturday.

Despite the tough-to-swallow outcome, Roaring Fork coach Tim Nieslanik thinks his players can glean much from Saturday’s 16-6 and 18-8 defeats.

“I think they learned a lot. … Our biggest thing is that we’ve got to learn how, if we make a mistake, to let it go,” said the second-year coach. “Just one mistakes carries on to another and, before you know it, the game is over.”

Jake Strack-Loertscher belted a three-run home run for the Rams in the opener.

The losses were the first of the season for Roaring Fork, which dropped to 8-2 overall and to 5-2 in the 3A WSL.

Olathe improved to 9-2 overall and to 8-0 in league.


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