Prep Sports Roundup: Patience a virtue for Glenwood
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The season opener for the Glenwood Springs High School baseball team, despite the final score, wasn’t all that bad to coach Eric Nieslanik.
“It’ll come,” the coach said following his team’s 7-1 loss to Steamboat Springs on Friday morning. “Considering we haven’t been outside that much and this is only the first game, I’m OK with it.”
Michael Yost hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning and Matt Regan pitched the distance for the Sailors. Yost’s three-run shot highlighted a four-run fourth inning and gave the Sailors the lead for good. Jess Pugh added a double for Steamboat.
Regan (1-0) allowed five hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts to earn the victory on the mound.
“We struck out 12 times,” Nieslanik said. “For us, it’s going to be a matter of seeing live pitching and getting comfortable in the box.”
Carder Ullom finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and Willie Salcido had an RBI single in the seventh inning for Glenwood to break up Regan’s shutout bid. Steamboat took advantage of four Glenwood errors in the win.
The Demons finished with a 10-10 overall record in 2012 – with an 8-4 mark in 4A Western Slope League play – that was good for a second-place tie with Delta. Glenwood lost 6-0 to Montrose in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.
Eight seniors who grace the Demons’ roster will try to improve on that mark: Ullom, Collin Page, Pete Ray, Scott Hayden, Salcido, Caiden Sorenson, Brandon Martinez and Andy Carbajal.
Chase Nieslanik had a double and Sarabia added to the Demons’ five-hit attack. Glenwood continues play in its own tournament today, playing Hotchkiss at 10:30 a.m. and Middle Park at 4 p.m.
EDWARDS, Colorado – Noah Shamus scored the lone goal of the game for the Glenwood Springs boys lacrosse team, but the Demons fell in their season opener 17-1 to a powerful Battle Mountain squad.
“They’re one of the best teams on the Western Slope,” said Glenwood coach Rich Stevens, who fields a young team after six seniors were lost to graduation last year. “I have to give them a lot of credit for allowing us to have the ball and not scoring at will. But our kids improved every minute.”
The Demons (0-1) play again Tuesday afternoon with their home opener against Eagle Valley.
RIFLE, Colorado – The Rifle High girls soccer team lost its second straight game by shutout – 8-0 to the Delta Panthers – but coach Rich Carter was pleased with the Bears’ effort as the game progressed.
“Right now, we’re working on small victories,” Carter said. “These girls are great. A lot of teams would have buckled after being down that much. These girls stayed energized and kept playing hard.”
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