Prep roundup: Glenwood rolls to baseball win over Roaring Fork
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Cooper Cornelius and Quinn Kimminau each had a pair of hits as part of a 10-hit attack for the Glenwood Springs High School baseball team, which pulled away from Roaring Fork with a six-run third inning on their way to a 10-1 nonleague victory against the Rams at the Glenwood Springs Middle School baseball field.
Both Kimminau and Cornelius also had doubles and freshman David Deaton earned the pitching victory on the mound for the Demons (3-7 overall), who committed a pair of errors and allowed just four hits against the Rams (0-8 overall). Raul Leyva finished 2-for-3 batting with a triple and scored Roaring Fork’s lone run of the game when Jake Kelley singled him home off Demons senior pitcher Chase Nieslanik.
“We pulled a lot of positives out of this one,” Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said. “I really like the attitude the guys had after the game, and they’re ready to get after it on Saturday.”
Roaring Fork plays its home opener on its refurbished baseball field Saturday when it hosts a Class 3A doubleheader against Grand Valley. Glenwood, which got base hits from six other players in Thursday’s win, will host a doubleheader against Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
Roaring Fork 3, Vail Christian 2
EDWARDS — Emily Fisher scored a pair of unassisted goals and assisted Kristin Joyner’s goal in the first half, leading Roaring Fork (3-4-2 overall, 2-3-1 Class 3A/2A Western Slope League play) to a close victory against the Saints.
Fisher gave the Rams a 3-1 lead when she scored her second goal of the game with 15 minutes remaining in regulation. Vail Christian (1-4-0, 0-3-0) scored five minutes prior to stoppage time, but the Saints could get no closer.
“This is huge for them because it’s a confidence boost for them and it’s a total team win for them,” Roaring Fork coach Heather Fox said.
Lily Nichols finished with four saves in goal for Roaring Fork, which plays again on Saturday in a nonleague game against Class 4A Eagle Valley in Gypsum.
Vail Mountain 4, Rifle 0
EDWARDS — Rifle High’s girls soccer team trailed 3-0 at halftime but were able to make enough adjustments in the second half to keep their game against the Gore Rangers close.
“We caught on to what they were doing in the first half and followed through,” Rifle coach Rich Carter said.
The Bears, whose record dropped to 1-7-0 overall and 0-6-0 in league play with the loss, will try to rebound Saturday when they host Grand Valley.
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