Bears take pair over Huskies
Winless Battle Mountain was the perfect rejuvenator for Rifle’s baseball team.
After suffering a hard-luck, seventh-inning loss at Palisade earlier this week, the Bears took their frustrations out with a doubleheader sweep against the overmatched Huskies Saturday at Rifle’s Deerfield Park.
Pounding out seven runs in two innings, the Bears quickly completed the 11-0 mercy-rule-shortened first game when they scored five runs in the fifth inning.
Catcher Bryce Enewold led the assault with three hits and five RBIs, including a home run. Pitchers Kyle Bond and Asa Fix tossed a combined no-hitter with five strikeouts each.
Battle Mountain gave the second game some drama by scratching out two first-inning runs. The 2-0 deficit didn’t sit well with the Bears.
Rifle tied the game 2-all the next inning, then for the rest of the game continued to add to an eventual 26-2 win. The Bears saved the best for last, rapping out 17 runs in the seventh inning.
Uriel Quezada was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run in Rifle’s 28-hit attack. The senior shortstop also had four RBIs. As a team, the Bears had 13 extra-base hits.
The wins raise Rifle’s league mark to 3-2 (4-6 overall) heading into Tuesday’s rematch at Glenwood Springs. In their first meeting, the Demons pinned a stunning 16-6 loss on the Bears at home.
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