Demons have tough go in opener
MONTROSE – After a week’s delay in its season due to poor weather, the Glenwood Springs baseball team opened its 2003 schedule here Saturday.
Beginning the year against a tough opponent in Montrose, a Class 4A team that plays the majority of its games in the predominantly Class 5A Southwestern League, the Demons took a pounding.
Indian pitchers Miguel Lopez and Adam Reed limited Glenwood to five hits in a 10-0 loss called after five innings by the mercy rule.
The Demons faced an uphill climb early when Montrose scored five times in the first inning.
Montrose second baseman Clinton Suskey led the Indian attack with two hits, including a double with two RBIs.
As a team, the Demons went 5-for-17 at the plate. Sophomore John Faris had two of Glenwood’s hits. Michael Hoban, Brock Milhorn and Ryan Millyard, in his first catching start, also all singled.
Tiernan Conway absorbed the loss. In four innings, the senior had three strikeouts with five earned runs.
Montrose added two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.
The Demons have a return match with the Indians Friday afternoon for the opening game of the annual two-day Montrose Tournament.
The rest of tournament schedule was unavailable.
Montrose 10, Glenwood Springs 0
Glenwood 000 00- 0 5 4
Montrose 500 23-10 10 0
Tiernan Conway, Jeremy Jerome (5) and Ryan Millyard; Miguel Lopez, Adam Reed (5) and Jacob Palmer.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Faris 2-2, Hoban 1-3, Milhorn 1-2, Millyard 1-1, Conway 0-2, Ureche 0-1, Jerome 0-2, Blake 0-2, Greer 0-2.
MONTROSE – Lopez 2-3 (2B), Suskey 2-4, Palmer 2-3, Bradburn 1-3, Denies 1-1, Bertorello 3-3, Plankis 1-4, Timian 0-2, Tea 0-1, Shelton 0-1.
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