Prep roundup: Panthers roll past Demons in baseball; Grand Valley crushes Basalt in girls soccer
DELTA — Delta High School’s baseball team took a big lead on Glenwood Springs early on Thursday, using a six-run second inning to take the lead for good during a 10-2 Class 4A Western Slope League victory over the Demons.
Glenwood (9-8 overall, 6-6 4A WSL) was limited to just a pair of hits — doubles from Chase Nieslanik and Ian Scrunton. Steve Romero drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the second inning, and the Demons tacked on another run in the seventh.
The loss eliminated the Demons from contention for one of the league’s three automatic berths in the 4A state playoffs.
“One of our goals early on was to compete, and we’ve been able to do that this year,” Glenwood coach Eric Nieslanik said. “We’ve learned to play at a higher level, and now we have a chance to finish strong.”
Glenwood hosts a doubleheader against Summit on Saturday.
Grand Valley 5, Basalt 1
PARACHUTE — Ashlynn Speakman scored a pair of goals and Kyra Chenoweth and Hannah Cornelius each added goals for the Cardinals, who won their 11th consecutive game thanks to their convincing victory over the Longhorns.
Lauren Paskett added three assists for Grand Valley (12-2-0, 8-1-0 3A WSL), which had already wrapped up a second-place finish in the league standings prior to the game.
The Cardinals finish the regular season at home today against Aspen.
Roaring Fork 3, Aspen 2
CARBONDALE — Kristin Joyner and Matie Nieblas each scored goals and Emily Fisher added a pair of assists for Roaring Fork (12-2-1, 6-2-1), which rallied from an early 1-0 deficit with three unanswered goals. Nieblas added an assist during the game.
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