Demons win twice in Steamboat Springs
When the bell rang, the Glenwood Springs baseball team was ready.
The Demons opened the Western Slope League season with two road wins last weekend.
The Glenwood Springs baseball team topped Steamboat Springs 9-8 and 11-6 in a doubleheader played in Craig because the field in Steamboat is still under snow.
Josh Russo started and picked up the win in the opener for the Demons. Tiernan Conway pitched out of a seventh-inning jam for the save. He entered after Steamboat had cut a 9-5 lead to 9-8 with just one out in the seventh inning.
The Demons, paced by offensive production at the top of the order, scored three times in the first inning, twice in the second and four times in the fourth.
Leadoff hitter Mike Hoban was 3-for-4 for the Demons with three runs scored.
Dusty Lanci was 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI.
Russo also drove in two for the Demons. And Roberto Olivas also drove in two in the Demon win.
In the second game, the Demon offense surged with production from the middle of the order.
Olivas and Russo drove in two each. Justin Jerome went 2-for-4 and drove in two more for the Demons.
And No. 6 hitter Jeremy Ureche drove in four runs with a 3-for-4 game, including a two-run homer.
“We scored in every inning and we only had one error,” said Glenwood Springs coach Mike Wilde.
The defensive improvement was critical in the second game he said, adding that his young team is stressing defense this year.
“And I was really pleased with our production,” he said of the Demon offense. Every Demon except one scored at least one run in the Saturday doubleheader.
Glenwood Springs is now 2-0 in the 4A Western Slope League and 3-2 overall. The Demons will host Delta, who lost both games of a WSL doublheader Saturday to Rifle, on Tuesday in a 4 p.m. varsity game at the Glenwood Springs Middle School field in West Glenwood.
Rams fall to Alamosa
Roaring Fork was forced into playing catch-up early in Saturday’s non-league game against Alamosa.
The Rams absorbed a 13-3 loss to the Mean Moose. The game was halted after the fifth inning by the 10-run rule.
After scoring three runs in the first inning, Alamosa distanced themselves from the host Rams by posting seven runs in the second for a 10-0 lead.
The Rams started chipping away at Alamosa’s huge advantage by tallying a couple of runs in the bottom of the second, then added a solo run in the third until Alamosa’s starting pitcher Dustin Timmons slammed the door shut.
Timmons recorded scoreless innings in the fourth and fifth while the Mean Moose added three, fourth inning runs, followed by a single run in the fifth.
Jake Boyle (0-1) pitched all five innings for Roaring Fork. He allowed 12 hits; six of those went for extra bases.
He and Josh Stewart both doubled in the contest.
Overall. Roaring Fork finished the game with seven hits.
The Rams have a single game scheduled at Paonia on Wednesday afternoon before returning to Carbondale Saturday for a WSL doubleheader with Eagle Valley.
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