Demons vs. Delta contest postponed until Monday

Staff Report

Thursday’s Class 4A Western Slope League baseball game between Glenwood Springs and Delta was postponed due to soggy field conditions at the Glenwood Springs Middle School field.

The game is scheduled to be made up as the regular-season finale for both teams on Monday at 4 p.m. and has the potential to be important for both teams.

Delta (8-1) is currently atop the WSL with Rifle (9-1).

Glenwood (4-5) is in a battle with Palisade (5-5) for the fourth and final playoff spot in the league.

Glenwood can guarantee fourth place in the league by winning its final three games. The Demons face Steamboat Springs, which has been out of the playoff hunt for some time, in a doubleheader Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School, then finishes up with Delta on Monday.

Palisade has two games left, a doubleheader against third-place Moffat County (7-3). Glenwood also holds the tiebreaker over Palisade.

“I think all three of our games are equal,” Glenwood coach Mike Laster said. “I told the team to keep everything the same as far as attitude. We still have three games to win. I’m not saying Steamboat is going to be easy, and I’m not saying Delta is going to be easy.”

While Delta is assured a playoff spot, the Panthers could finish anywhere from first to third in the WSL. First place will be decided Saturday when Delta plays host to Rifle in a doubleheader. The Bears hold the tiebreaker and can seal the league title with a split. A split would also guarantee Delta second place in the league. If Delta is swept, the Panthers may need to defeat Glenwood on Monday in order to retain second place ahead of Moffat via a tiebreaker, assuming Moffat sweeps Palisade Saturday.

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