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Demons split pair vs. Palisade

PALISADE – The Glenwood Springs Demons had a pair of solid pitching performances and notched a split in a road doubleheader at Canyon View in Class 4A Western Slope League baseball here Saturday.

Palisade beat Glenwood 3-2 in the early contest, but the Demons rebounded for a 7-5 victory in the second game.

Glenwood’s Andrew Blake pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits and only three runs, but the Demon bats didn’t give the senior hurler much support. Brian Raymond and Mike Hoban each had a hit for Glenwood, but that was it for the Demon offense.

“It was definitely a really good pitchers’ duel,” Glenwood coach Mike Laster said. “Blake was hitting his spots and keeping guys off balance. I don’t think my guys hit as well as they could have. We had some solid contact, but it was right at people.”

Glenwood led 2-1 after the fourth inning, but the Bulldogs scored a single run in each of the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.

In the second game, after a shaky first five outs on the mound, in which Glenwood pitcher Tiernan Conway allowed four runs, the senior settled down and didn’t give up a run until the seventh inning.

Conway also paced the team with four RBIs.

“He was ready to go right away, but toward the end of the second inning he started hitting his spots,” Laster said of Conway. “He was not only a leader on the mound, but also had four RBIs, so he contributed offensively as well.”

The Demons, who didn’t commit an error in either game, moved to 4-4 in the WSL (5-8 overall) with the split. Glenwood faces rival Rifle in a league game on the road Monday at 4 p.m.

“We still have four big league games and anything can happen,” Laster said. “We’re moving in the right direction. The thing I was happiest about (Saturday) is that we played pretty darn good defense. Aside from the lack of timely hits in the first game, we played pretty well today.”

GLENWOOD 2-7, PALISADE 3-5

Glenwood 001 100 0-2 2 0

Palisade 001 011 0-3 7 2

Andrew Blake and Ryan Millyard. R. Galetz and Dalessandro.

GLENWOOD – Brian Raymond 1-4, Mike Hoban 1-3, John Farris 0-3, Justin Jerome 0-1, Jeremy Ureche 0-3, Brock Milhorn 0-3. Blake 0-1, Tom Suazo 0-2. Tiernan Conway 0-3.

PALISADE – Embrey 2-3, Barney 0-3, Frobom 2-3 (2B), Moore 1-3, Dalessandro 1-2, Galetz 0-2, Hakes 0-3, Caster 1-3, Harris 1-3.

Second game

Glenwood 024 010 0-7 6 0

Palisade 310 000 1-5 7 4

Tiernan Conway and John Farris, Jeremy Ureche (3). Hakes and Dalessandro.

GLENWOOD – Raymond 0-4, Farris 1-4 (2B), Jerome 0-2, Seth Smith 0-1, Ryan Millyard 0-1, Ureche 2-3, Brock Milhorn 1-4, Blake 0-2, Suazo 1-3, Conway 1-3, Hoban 0-3.

PALISADE – Embrey 0-4, Barney 1-3, Frobom 1-4, Moore 2-3, Dalessandro 1-4, Galetz 1-3, Harris 1-4, Hakes 0-3, Caster 1-2 (3B).


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