‘Dogs sweep Demons
It’s almost not fair what Jerad Estey did to the Glenwood Springs baseball team on Saturday.
After getting toppled 14-1 by Moffat County in first game of a Western Slope League doubleheader, the Demons fortunes appeared to be turning around in the fifth inning of game two.
Andrew Blake’s three-run homer sparked a six-run rally which pulled Glenwood to within three runs of the Bulldogs’ at 11-8.
In a flash, Estey ruined the Demons’ jubilation.
Summoned from the outfield, the senior left-hander snuffed the Demon attack from the mound, to saddle Glenwood with a 12-8 loss.
Glenwood’s Justin Jerome also homered in the second game.
The defeat extended Glenwood’s losing streak to four games.
“We were definitely a little excited about the rally,” said coach Mike Laster, but it’s tough to come back after getting in a big hole like we did.”
The Demons struggled in the first game, but did get the Blake on the mound for his first appearance the season.
Blake was tabbed as one of the team’s starting pitchers prior to the season, but had his status put on hold when he suffered an injury to his throwing hand in the Glenwood Springs basketball team’s final game of the district tournament.
Jeremy Ureche scored the Demons’ lone run of the first game when he came home on Brock Milhorn’s RBI triple.
Glenwood plays a nonleague game Monday at Gypsum against Eagle Valley. The game is an addition to the schedule. The Demons resume WSL play Thursday afternoon at Rifle.
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