PREP ROUNDUP: Delta rolls past Coal Ridge in afternoon matchup
Hosting the Delta Panthers Saturday afternoon at Coal Ridge High School, the Titans baseball team fell behind early before falling to the Panthers by a score of 19-2 in a 3A Western Slope League showdown.
Against the Panthers, Coal Ridge allowed 11 runs in the top of the first inning to fall behind 11-0. From there, the Panthers would add five runs in the third inning, two runs in the fourth inning and one run in the fifth inning to take a 19-0 lead before the Titans would push across two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to cap off the loss.
Coal Ridge would muster just three hits in the game, while the Panthers pounded out 16 hits.
With the loss, Coal Ridge falls to 0-3, 0-1 on the season. The Titans will return to action Tuesday with a trip to Paonia.
BEARS SWEPT BY TIGERS IN DOUBLEHEADER
Taking on the Summit Tigers Saturday morning at Cooper Field in a 4A Western Slope League doubleheader, the Rifle Bears baseball team came up short in both games against the Tigers, falling by scores of 6-2 in Game One and 6-5 in Game Two.
In Game One, the two teams would be tied 1-1 after one inning of play before the Tigers would two runs in the fourth inning and then one each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, while the Bears scored one in the fourth inning in the 6-2 loss.
For the Bears in Game One, senior Blaine Vance went 3-for-3 with three singles, while senior James Magnuson, senior Gabe Marbas, junior Luke Ellis and sophomore Eddie Medina added one hit each. Ellis had the lone RBI in the loss to the Tigers.
On the mound in Game One, senior Takoda Chaney was charged with the loss despite pitching 5.2 innings, striking out nine hitters while allowing just three earned runs .
In Game Two, Rifle would hold a 5-4 lead heading after six innings of play, but the Tigers would score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pick up the win, sweeping the Bears on their home field.
Against Summit in Game Two, Vance again went 3-for-3, this time driving in a run for Rifle with a double, while seniors Bryer Rew and Drake Montgomery, along with Medina, added two hits each. Sophomore Randy Starks, Ellis, Rew and Chaney added RBI’s for the Bears, with Rew’s coming on a triple.
On the mound for Rifle in Game Two, Vance was charged with the loss, pitching four innings, striking out two while allowing seven walks and two earned runs to the Tigers.
With the doubleheader sweep, Rifle falls to 4-4, 2-2 on the season. The Bears will travel to Palisade on Wednesday for a league matchup with the Bulldogs at 6 p.m.
DEMONS SWEPT BY INDIANS IN DOUBLEHEADER
Traveling to Montrose Saturday morning for a doubleheader with the Indians, the Glenwood Springs Demons baseball team was dealt a tough blow at the hands of the Indians, dropping both games of the doubleheader by scores of 8-1 and 9-4.
In Game One, the Demons could muster just four hits against Montrose’s starting pitcher, who ended up going the distance for the win. Glenwood received hits from Tristen Howe, Jake Brown, Chano Gonzales and Tyler Boyd in the loss, with Brown and Gonzales both recording doubles.
Tanner Korn was charged with the loss in Game One, pitching 2.2 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits while walking three and striking out one.
Christopher Deaton pitched 2.1 innings for the Demons after Korn, allowing four earned runs on four hits while striking out five and walking one batter.
In Game Two, Glenwood raced out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by senior Stephen Romero before adding the second run via a Montrose error, but the Demons would fall apart in the field after that, recording eight errors in the 9-4 loss despite Romero pitching a gem.
The standout senior pitched three innings in the Game Two loss, allowing no earned runs (six unearned) while striking out five and walking two.
In the loss, Romero drove in two runs, while Gonzales and Howe adding one RBI each, with Howe’s coming on an RBI triple.
With the sweep at the hands of the Indians, Glenwood falls to 3-3, 2-0 on the season. The Demons will host Eagle Valley Wednesday for a 4A Western Slope League matchup at 3 p.m.
CARDINALS TOP BEARS 5-1
Hosting the Rifle Bears girls soccer team Saturday morning in Parachute, the Grand Valley Cardinals girls soccer team rolled to a 5-1 victory to improve to 4-0, 1-0 3A Region 3 on the season.
Against the Bears, Grand Valley sophomore Shaya Chenoweth scored all five goals for the Cardinals in a career day, leading the upstart Grand Valley team to a strong start to the season under second-year head coach Rick Van Vleet.
Rifle senior Adamarys Nagaya scored the lone goal for the Bears in the loss.
With the loss to Grand Valley, Rifle falls to 0-4, 0-2 4A WSL on the season. The Bears will host the Summit Tigers Tuesday at 4 p.m. in a league matchup.
Sitting a perfect 4-0 on the year, Grand Valley will host the Moffat County Bulldogs Thursday at 6 p.m.
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