Glenwood boys baseball team holds off Delta, 4-3
Delta came back twice, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Glenwood Springs boys baseball team as the Demons beat the Panthers 4-3 Tuesday in Glenwood.Glenwood (3-1 Western Slope League, 5-1 overall) got on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning. Delta (2-4 WSL, 2-7 overall) evened up the score in the fourth inning, with three consecutive hits. The tie didn’t last long as Demon catcher Barrett Jensen scored another run in the bottom of the inning to put Glenwood back on top.The Panthers refused to give up, however, hitting a solo home run in the sixth to tie the game once again. But, like before, the tie was short-lived.Jensen smacked his second hit of the day in the bottom of the sixth to get on base. Then Zach McCullough nailed a single over the head of Delta’s first baseman, driving in Jensen for the winning run.Beau Chicoine, who hit a double in the game, pitched a complete game with two strikeouts for the Demons. Jensen went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, and Boyd Milhorn recorded one RBI on a sacrifice fly.Glenwood will now host Paonia in a nonleague game on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Unable to hold a 1-0 lead, the Roaring Fork girls soccer team dropped a Class 3A Western Slope League contest to Vail Mountain, losing 3-1 on Tuesday in Carbondale.Neither team managed to score in the first half, but Whitney Campbell put the Rams on top, scoring the first goal of the game on a direct kick early in the second half.It all went downhill from there for Roaring Fork as Vail Mountain (5-2-1) scored the next three goals. One came from a shot in the penalty box, one came on a shot the referee said went over the goal line after hitting the crossbar and bouncing down, and the last came on a Gore Ranger direct kick.The Rams (1-1-1) will next host Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Piling up 19 runs in two games, the Roaring Fork baseball team split a Western Slope League doubleheader at Hotchkiss on Monday.The Rams (1-3 WSL, 1-5 overall) dropped the first game 8-4 after giving up a four-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth. Kyle Raaflaub took the loss, giving up six hits, two walks and fanning seven in six innings.Skyler McAllister and Jake Kinney each picked up two hits for the Rams, and Kinney drove in three runs. In game two, the Rams’ bats came alive, pounding 14 hits in a 15-10 victory. Hotchkiss (3-2, 3-4) helped Roaring Fork put runners on base by walking eight Rams in the contest.Parker Nieslanik recorded four hits, three RBIs and scored three runs while Raaflaub nailed three hits and drove in four runs. Kinney tallied four RBIs and scored two runs, and Jake Bowman scored four runs and drove in two runs.Bowman pitched a complete game, giving up 10 hits, one walk and striking out six in the win.
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Down 14-7 with less than 11 minutes left in regulation, Rifle head coach Todd Casebier decided it was time to deviate from his ground-and-pound offense for a bit of an aerial attack.