Bears suffer 10-0 loss
MONTROSE – Montrose earned its second consecutive 10-0 decision over a Western Slope League team with a five-inning victory over Rifle Tuesday.
The Southwestern League Indians, who defeated Glenwood by the same margin Saturday, jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings.
Dustin Bertorello and Jacob Palmer led the Montrose offense. Bertorello went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while Palmer was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.
Rifle only mustered two hits in the contest, coming off the bats of Nick Babler and Jason Enewold.
Enewold was saddled with the loss, giving up five runs (three earned) in his 12⁄3 innings of work.
Montrose’s Miquel Lopez earned the victory.
The loss was the first of the season for Rifle (3-1), while Montrose improves to 2-1.
Rifle travels to Thomas Jefferson Friday.
Montrose 10, Rifle 0, 5 innings
Rifle 000 00- 0 2 4
Montrose 140 23-10 11 1
Jason Enewold, Owen Madison (2), Kip Jessup (5) and Scott Van Slyke. Miquel Lopez, Adam Reed (5) and not available.
RIFLE – Nick Babler 1-2, Jason Enewold 1-2, Owen Madison 0-3 Scott Van Slyke 0-2, Shane Fazzi 0-1 Kip Jessup 0-1, Eli Snead 0-1, Travis May 0-2, Chappie Cook 0-0, Adam Krick 0-2.
MONTROSE – Dustin Bertorello 2-3 (2B), Aaron Plankis 1-2, Clinton Suskey 1-2 (2B), Jacob Palmer 3-3, J.T. Shelton 1-2 Jonathan Moran 0-3, Miquel Lopez 1-2, Travis Timian 0-0, Adam Reed 0-1, Kolten Tea 1-1, Steven Denies 1-2, Jimmy Bradburn 0-0.
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