PREP ROUNDUP: Kuhl’s strong start leads Rams over Skiers; Glenwood girls win Lady Titan Invitational | PostIndependent.com

PREP ROUNDUP: Kuhl’s strong start leads Rams over Skiers; Glenwood girls win Lady Titan Invitational

Hosting the Aspen Skiers on Wednesday afternoon at Ron Patch Field in Carbondale, junior starter Dawson Kuhl turned in a gem on the mound, picking up the complete-game 3-2 win over the Skiers and allowing just five hits while striking out four batters and walking just one.

“He did awesome today,” Roaring Fork Head Coach Marty Madsen said. “He was around the plate all day. He didn’t start mixing in his curveball until the fourth inning, and that’s when he had a few more strikeouts. It was a real gutsy performance by him today.”

With Kuhl dealing on the mound, Roaring Fork was able to do just enough offensively as senior Jake Kelley drove in junior Ronnie Petetan in the bottom of the second with an RBI double following Petetan’s walk, giving the Rams a 1-0 lead.

Senior Axel Palomera then crossed home plate in the bottom of the fourth inning after recording a bunt single, stealing second base and racing home on an RBI single by senior Aldo Pinela to give the Rams a 2-1 lead.

Aspen tied it at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning, but Roaring Fork responded with an RBI single by senior Hayden Bernot, driving in junior Drew Broadhurst with the decisive run before Kelley threw out the potential tying run at the plate to end the game.

With the win, Roaring Fork improves to 5-7, 2-2 3A Western Slope League on the season. The Rams will host Cedaredge on Saturday morning in a 3A WSL showdown at Ron Patch Field in Carbondale.

DEMON GIRLS WIN LADY TITAN INVITATIONAL

Competing in the Lady Titan Invitational hosted by Coal Ridge at the Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Course on Wednesday, the Glenwood Springs Demons’ girls golf team picked up a team win and an individual win on the day.

On the team side of things, Glenwood took honors with a score of 279. The Demons were followed by Palisade and Coal Ridge, respectively. In the individual competition, Glenwood’s Lauren Murphy carded a 75 on the par-73 layout, followed by Aly Shuman of Palisade with an 84 and Callie Jones of Glenwood with a 93.