Demons face tough test
The Glenwood Demons finished the regular season playing pretty good baseball. They won their last five games to end with a 12-7 overall mark and an 8-6 Western Slope League record, landing them in third place in league and giving them a spot in the single-elimination Class 4A District Tournament.But their hot streak doesn’t hold up when compared to that of Cherokee Trail, the Aurora high school No. 29-seeded Glenwood has drawn in the first round of the tournament.
The No. 4-seeded Cougars, after losing their first game of the season, won 18 straight contests, four of which were against 5A teams. They finished with a first-place 13-0 record in the Skyline League.According to Rocky Preps, the No. 4 and No. 5 top pitchers in the state throw for Cherokee Trail. David Miller (No. 4) has chalked up a 1.02 ERA in 20 innings of work. He has compiled a 5-0 record and struck out 31. At the No. 5 spot, Bradshaw Perry has a 1.19 ERA in 29 innings. Perry has rung up 46 batters while recording a 4-1 mark.Perry is just as dangerous at the plate as he is on the mound with a .528 average, 20 RBIs and three home runs. Offensively, Perry is backed up by Tim Moore, who has a .478 batting average, 22 RBIs and two homers, and Dustin Noraker, who is hitting .474 with 26 RBIs.
The Demons bring some pretty heavy hitters to the plate as well, with Beau Chicoine, Chance Stevens and Boyd Milhorn. Chicoine is hitting .525 with 26 runs scored, 22 RBIs and twoTest: see page A16
homers. Stevens has a .475 average while scoring 27 runs, knocking in 19 and homering twice. Milhorn is hitting .426 with a team-best 40 RBIs and five home runs.On the mound, Beau Chicoine and Chance Stevens have been the top starters for Glenwood. Chicoine has a 5-2 record, a 5.48 ERA in 46 innings pitched and has fanned 46 batters. Stevens has worked to a 3-4 record with a 4.94 ERA in 51 innings, and has struck out 36.The Cougars and the Demons will take the diamond at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cherokee Trail. The winner will continue on and face the winner of the No. 13 Pueblo Centennial-No. 20 Fountain-Fort Carson game at 3 p.m. on Saturday.Western Slope Champion Moffat County landed a No. 6 seed and will host No. 27 Silver Creek at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Palisade, the No. 2 WSL finisher, received the No. 21 seed and will travel to Broomfield for a game at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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