Late rally lifts Rams to victory |

Late rally lifts Rams to victory

PEACH VALLEY — Alex Fisher threw a complete game for the Roaring Fork High School baseball team, which used a four-run seventh inning to rally from a one-run deficit during its 8-5 Class 3A Western Slope League victory over the Coal Ridge Titans on Tuesday.

Fisher also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and triple, with his double capping the seventh-inning rally for the Rams (1-5 overall, 1-4 league play), who won their first game of the season. Kerwin Hirro added a pair of triples for Roaring Fork.

Greyson Keener finished 2-for-3 batting with a double, triple, two runs scored and three RBIs for the Titans (1-5, 1-4 league). Keener’s RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth inning tied the game at 4-4, and he scored on a passed ball later in the inning to put the Titans ahead by a run.

The bottom of Roaring Fork’s batting order started the rally. Stay Gianinetti led off with a single, Hayden Bernot reached on an error, and both runners moved up a base on an error to give the Rams runners on second and third base with no one out. Pinch hitter Jake Kelley executed a suicide squeeze bunt to bring home Gianinetti from third base to tie the game, and Bernot then scored on an infield error after Kelley reached first base safely. Fisher and Tanner Nieslanik then drove in the Rams’ final two runs of the inning.

“It was great to see the bottom of our lineup come up with some pretty clutch hits,” Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said.

Fisher went the distance on the mound for the Rams, allowing six hits, three walks and five earned runs in seven innings. He also finished with 11 strikeouts.

Roaring Fork continues its schedule on Saturday with a doubleheader at Glenwood Springs on Saturday. Coal Ridge plays a nonleague away game at 6 p.m. Thursday against Rifle at Deerfield Park.

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