Prep roundup: Rams slip by Demons in tennis; Coal Ridge tops Grand Valley in baseball
CARBONDALE — Emiliah Ahumada picked up a victory in her first varsity appearance for Roaring Fork High School’s girls tennis team on Tuesday, prevailing in a third-set tiebreaker to highlight the Rams’ 4-3 victory over Glenwood Springs.
Ahumada, a freshman, won at No. 2 singles over Glenwood’s Elisa Metzger, rallying for a 2-6, 7-6, 10-7 victory. At No. 1 doubles, Roaring Fork’s Brianda Perea and Yaritza Zarate won 6-7, 6-2, 10-2 against Sophie Nelson and Louise Wolleson. The Rams’ Diana Flores and Dani Minor won against Hannah Wilson and Pamela Sanchez, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2 doubles, and Victoria Schlueter and Emily Henley won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1, over Glenwood’s Becky Egglesto and Kelly Tran.
The Demons won two singles matches and one doubles match. Glenwood’s Tessa Ebert won 6-2, 6-4 over Lorraine Lu at No. 1 singles, and Ivy Wight won over Stephanie Vega, 6-1, 6-2, No. 3 singles. At No. 4 doubles, Kenna Zilm and Maritza Ruiz won 6-4, 6-7, 10-3 over Kimberly Vega and Caitlyn O’Gorman.
Basalt 10, Roaring Fork 0, 5 innings
CARBONDALE — Basalt pitcher Nick Calabro went the distance for the Longhorns, finishing with seven strikeouts and allowing no runs against the Rams. After five innings, the Longhorns had a 10-0 victory over Roaring Fork.
Tanner Nieslanik recorded the only hit of the game for the Rams. But Roaring Fork committed several errors in the field, coach Marty Madsen said, and the Longhorns took a 10-0 lead in the third inning.
“We dug ourselves into a hole at the beginning of the game that we couldn’t get out of,“ Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen. “The last two innings we played well defensively.”
Coal Ridge 11, Grand Valley 1, 6 innings
PARACHUTE — Cristian Corona and Greyson Keener each had a pair of hits for the Titans (2-6 overall, 2-4 3A WSL), who scored in every inning of their mercy rule victory against the Cardinals.
Keener had a double, and Corona’s two-run triple highlighted a three-run third inning for Coal Ridge. Richie Winkler threw five innings on the mound, allowing one walk, one hit and one unearned run with seven strikeouts.
The Titans continue league play next Tuesday when they host Cedaredge.
Roaring Fork 7, Vail Christian 0
EDWARDS — Emily Fisher finished with four goals and one assist for the Rams (5-1-0, 1-1-0 3A Western Slope league), who held a 3-0 halftime lead on the Saints and never looked back. Maeve O’Donnel Pax had a goal and one assist, Maite Nieblas added two assists and Karen Nieblas chipped in one assist.
The Rams, who also got two assists from Kristen Joiner and outshot the Saints, 24-4, with the four saves coming from the Rams goalkeeper, Maddie Nieslanik, continue league play Thursday at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.
Coal Ridge 10, CRMS 1
CARBONDALE — Paige Ryan finished with three goals and an assist for Coal Ridge (8-0-0 overall, 4-0-0 3A WSL), who pulled away from the Pearls after taking a 6-1 halftime lead.
Mariella Martinez added a pair of goals and Amanda Wenzel, Sarah Solinger, Karissa Feese, Joanna Hazelbsh and Dana Kotz also scored for the Titans, who have outscored their opponents 49-4 so far this season.
“If you ask any of the girls, they’re not satisfied with just winning,” Coal Ridge coach Micah Herron said. “For them it’s not just if you win, but how you win. They want to come out and consistently play well and continue to improve as a team.”
The Titans continue league play on Thursday at Rangely.
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