Prep roundup: Fisher throws no-no vs. Grand Valley; Demons split with Palisade
PARACHUTE — Roaring Fork High School pitcher Alex Fisher had so much left in his fuel tank after the Rams’ first game against Grand Valley, he started the second game, as well.
He apparently had a lot left in that fuel tank, throwing a five-inning no hitter after throwing a complete game in the doubleheader opener against the Cardinals to help the Rams to 17-5 and 23-1 Class 3A Western Slope League victories over the Cardinals.
Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said that Fisher had only thrown 56 pitches in the opener and decided to throw him in the second game. He threw 96 pitches in the two games, finishing the no-no with no walks and seven strikeouts.
“We were going to take him out of the [second] game after he gave up his first hit,” Madsen said. “We couldn’t take him out when he was throwing a no-hitter.”
Kirwin Hirro finished 3-for-3 with a double and Tanner Nieslanik had a pair of doubles and three RBIs, helping Roaring Fork notch 11-run innings in the first and second frames against the Cardinals. In the opener, Nieslanik finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Nate Nieslanik added a 3-for-4, three RBI performance. Fisher, in the opener, allowed two earned runs and two walks with five strikeouts.
Glenwood Springs splits doubleheader against Palisade
GRAND JUNCTION — Glenwood Springs used a five-run eighth inning against Palisade to claim a 14-9 victory in the first game of a 4A WSL twin bill, but the Bulldogs bounced back in the nightcap for a 15-5 victory over the Demons.
Luke Ray and Keifer Brocker hit back-to-back doubles to spark the five-run frame for Glenwood, which is now 6-4 overall and 3-2 in league play. Brocker and Chase Nieslanik each finished 3-for-5 at the plate to help pace the Demons’ 15-hit attack. Ian Scruton pitched a perfect eighth inning in relief of Nieslanik to earn the pitching win.
Chris Sarabia finished 2-for-3 for the Demons in the nightcap as the Bulldogs (8-4, 6-1 league) pounded out 14 hits.
Glenwood hosts a doubleheader against Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
Rifle sweeps twin bill from Steamboat Springs
The Rifle Bears swept a 4A WSL doubleheader, 7-1 and 9-8, from the Steamboat Springs Sailors.
In the first game, Bears’ hurler Bailey Hoffmeister pitched a complete game. He gave up only a solo home run in the first inning. Layton Stutsman finished 2-for-5 batting, including a three-run double in the seventh inning.
In the second game of the day, the Sailors held a 4-1 lead after the first inning, but the Bears’ Morgan Robinson had a three-run double to help the Bears rally. Rifle is now 6-3 in 4A WSL play.
Coal Ridge 5, Moffat County 0
CRAIG — Paige Ryan and Jasmine Galaviz-Vega each had a goal and an assist for the unbeaten and fourth-ranked Titans (10-0-0 overall, 6-0-0 3A WSL). Jenny Call added a goal and Brooke Esgar had two saves in goal for Coal Ridge.
Roaring Fork 0, Basalt 0, tie
BASALT — The Rams played to a draw with the rival Longhorns, moving to 6-1-1 overall and 2-1-1 in 3A WSL play.
Montrose 1, Glenwood Springs 0
MONTROSE — The Indians, who play in the hybrid Southwestern League, got a second-half goal to notch a nonleague victory at home over the Demons. Glenwood (7-2-0 overall) continues league play at Steamboat Springs on Tuesday.
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Six members of the Glenwood Springers Track and Field Club traveled to Aurora July 10-11 to compete in the Colorado State Junior Olympic Meet with coach Anne Swanson.