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Leuallen paces Bears to 11-1 win

THORNTON ” Rifle scored eight runs in the second inning and went on to roll to a 11-1 mercy-rule shortened nonleague prep baseball victory over Skyview on Friday.

“It was definitely the best game of the year we’ve played ” pitching, we only had one error on defense and we scored quite a few runs,” Rifle coach Troy Phillips said.

Brandon Leuallen led the Bears both from the mound and the plate. Leuallen didn’t give up an earned run in five innings of work, while allowing four hits. He also went 2-for-3 from the plate with a double, triple and three RBIs.

“(Leuallen) had a great game,” Phillips said. “He really impressed me with his pitching. He hit all his spots extremely well and didn’t have any walks.”

Shane Fazzi got the big second inning started with a leadoff single and a steal to put him on second base.

Leuallen scored Fazzi with a double and, following a couple walks, Uriel Quezada plated a pair of runners with a single. Eli Snead also had a two-RBI single in the frame and Leuallen knocked in two more runners with a triple in his second trip to the plate in the inning.

Quezada finished with three RBIs and was 2-for-3. Leadoff hitter Adam Krick did his job with a pair of hits in the game.

The victory moves Rifle to 4-4 overall. Skyview drops to 3-3.

Rifle had a pair of games scheduled Saturday, but the contests were called off due to rain. The Bears host Class 4A Moffat County Tuesday.

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