Prep roundup: Bears’ big rally beats Coal Ridge
RIFLE — Dalton Bournholdt and Teig Hauer each finished with two hits with three runs scored for the Rifle High School baseball team, which rallied from an eight-run deficit in the first two innings with 18 unanswered runs in an 18-8 nonleague victory over Coal Ridge at Deerfield Park on Thursday night.
Morgan Robinson finished 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Bears (5-3 overall), who also got a pair of RBIs from Hauer.
“It was good to see us maintain our composure,” Rifle coach Troy Phillips said. “That’s a time when people start yelling at each other and pointing fingers, but … we started hitting line drives and hitting the ball hard in the last three innings.”
Each of Rifle’s 11 hits came in the final three innings of the five-inning, mercy rule game. Kevin Grivey hit a three-run double in the top of the third inning to put the Titans (1-6) up 8-0.
Coal Ridge continues 3A Western Slope League play Tuesday at Grand Valley. Rifle continues 4A WSL play at home Saturday with a doubleheader against Eagle Valley at Deerfield Park.
Glenwood Springs 2, Summit 1, OT
FRISCO — Grace McSwain scored twice off of corner-kick assists from Jenna Brown, and the Demons (4-1-0 overall and 4A WSL play) rallied from a very early deficit to push their winning streak to five games.
Summit went up 1-0 by scoring a goal in the first minute of the match, but the Tigers (1-7-1 overall and league) were outshot by the Demons 27-6. Brown’s first assist to McSwain came with three minutes remaining in regulation, and McSwain knocked home the game-winning goal with four minutes gone in overtime.
Glenwood hosts league-leading and unbeaten Battle Mountain (8-0-0) at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Coal Ridge 9, Vail Christian 0
VAIL — Amanda Wenzel scored three goals with an assist, and Paige Ryan added two goals and two assists for the unbeaten Titans (7-0-0, 3-0-0 3A WSL).
Nicole Mooney added a goal and an assist and Karissa Feese, Molly Mello and Aileen Galaviz-Vega each scored a goal to cap the scoring for Coal Ridge. The Titans have now outscored their opponents 39-3 this season.
Coal Ridge continues league play on Tuesday at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.
Vail Mountain 4, Glenwood Springs 3
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Elise Metzger and Ivy Wright each won their singles matches and Kenna Zilm and Martiza Ruiz earned a victory at No. 4 doubles in the Demons’ dual loss to Vail Mountain School.
Metzger won at No. 2 singles over Kiley Martinez, rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 victory. Wright had an easier time at No. 3 singles, beating Allie Sands 6-0, 6-0. Zilm and Ruiz, however, had to rally for a 4-6, 6-4, 7-3 win over Hailey DeGraft and Aimee Brandt.
The Demons will host Hotchkiss at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a dual against Roaring Fork at noon Saturday.
Grand Junction 10, Glenwood Springs 3
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Ross Hooker, Thomas Hooker and Matthew Heim each scored goals for Glenwood Springs, but the Demons were unable to rally after falling behind early to the Tigers at Stubler Memorial Field.
Jayden Lafferty scored three times for Grand Junction, which held a 6-0 lead at halftime and pushed it to 8-2 at the end of the third quarter. The Tigers outshot Glenwood 52-8.
The Demons host Fruita Monument today.
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The Coal Ridge High boys suffered their first 3A Western Slope League loss of the year Thursday night on the road at Gunnison, falling to the defending league champion Cowboys 65-45.