Prep Sports Roundup: Demons’ bats come alive in sweep of the Huskies
Scoring a combined 26 runs on 22 hits, Glenwood Springs swept visiting Battle Mountain in a Saturday baseball doubleheader.
Behind a complete game by pitcher Robert Reynolds, the Demons claimed the opener, 10-2. Reynolds struck out seven and allowed just one earned run.
Cole Ryan belted two solo homers to pace Glenwood’s offense. Cody Derby, Jon Forristall and Reynolds also collected a pair of hits apiece. Pete Ray and Caiden Sorenson also had hits.
Chris Duran’s two hits paced the Huskies.
In the nightcap, which lasted just five innings due to the mercy rule, Glenwood rode a nine-run fourth inning to a 16-1 triumph.
Derby pitched four innings to record the win on the mound. He surrendered two hits and struck out six. Forristall pitched the final inning.
Ray led Glenwood at the plate, going 3 for 4 with four RBIs. Tim Burr was 2 for 4 and drove in four runs as well.
Derby and Carder Ullom each finished with two hits. Miguel Vega, Forristall and Cole Adams all had a hit apiece.
“Everyone in the dugout got a hit today,” Demons coach Eric Nieslanik said. “All 11 of us.”
William Sterret’s two hits led Battle Mountain.
With the sweep, Glenwood improved to 4-6 overall and to 4-2 in the 4A Western Slope League. The Huskies dipped to 3-10 overall and to 3-6 in league play.
Roaring Fork’s baseball team took two from Basalt on Saturday, winning a pair of five-inning games.
Thomas Cerise pitched the distance in the 10-0 opener. He surrendered one hit and struck out five.
As a team, the Rams collected 10 hits.
Nate Nieslanik and Cerise were both 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Shea Nieslanik went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Johnny Nieslanik had a two-run single in the fifth inning, a frame in which Roaring Fork put eight runs on the board.
Clay Gross pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the second game, which the Rams won by an 11-1 count. He struck out 10.
“Clay was dominant,” Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said. “He threw very well.”
Gross also dominated on offense, going 3 for 4 with three runs and four stolen bases.
Tanner Nieslanik was 2 for 2 with a double. Nate Nieslanik was 1 for 2 with three RBIs and Shea Nieslanik was 2 for 3 with a double.
Rifle’s baseball team won a pair at Grand Valley on Saturday, outscoring the host Cardinals, 30-4, in a twin bill. The Bears won by counts of 15-3 and 15-1.
In the 15-3 win, Hunter Finger pitched a complete game for Rifle. He gave up two earned runs on six hits, one walk and six strikeouts. He was also 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Nate Schilt had a single, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Triston Quigley had a single and one RBI. Bailey Hoffmeister had a single, three walks and an RBI. Mitch Ray had a single, walk and three RBIs. Jacob Withee had a single and two runs scored.
In the 15-1 victory, Quigley pitched a complete game, with six hits, no walks and seven strikeouts. He was also 2 for 3 hitting, with two walks, three runs scored, three stolen bases and three RBIs.
Danny Bartels was 1 for 2 with two walks, a sacrifice fly and one RBI. Finger had three walks. Dalton Bornholdt was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Wyatt Robinson 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs.
Ray was 1 for 2 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Layton Stutsman was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Tanner Quick walked three times and was hit by a pitch and scored three runs.
Coal Ridge’s girls soccer team dealt host Grand Valley a 2-0 loss on Saturday.
The Titans’ first goal came in the 32nd minute off a failed clear attempt. Their second, which came in the 60th minute, came on a penalty kick.
“We need to virtually play a perfect game in order to beat some of the top teams in our conference like Coal Ridge,” Cardinals coach Sarno said. “We did a lot of good things today, but in the end we made a couple costly mistakes that led to their two goals.”
The Titans improved to 6-1-2 overall and to 3-0-2 in 3A Region 3 play. The Cardinals dropped to 6-5 overall and to 2-4 in league play.
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