Prep teams at mercy of `spring’ weather |

Prep teams at mercy of `spring’ weather

Weather permitting …

The mantra of spring prep sports is back.

Weather permitting, the Glenwood Springs High School baseball team will open the season today at Montrose – repeat, weather permitting.

A varsity game only is tentatively set for 4 p.m. today – weather permitting.

“We’ve got a really young team this year,” said Glenwood Springs baseball coach Mike Wilde.

“Really, we’ve only got two starters back with significant time,” Wilde said of the young Demons.

“It’s definitely a building year. But we’ll get better every day.

Seniors Dusty Lanci and Roberto Olivas return to lead the Demons. Andrew Blake and Jeremy Ureche, a pair of juniors, also return with some varsity experience from a year ago.

Move-in Josh Russo from Berthoud also will provide some veteran leadership for the Demons. A strong hitter, he also will see time on the mound for the Demons along with Blake and company, according to Wilde.

“We should be pretty solid defensively … and we always hit the ball. That’s been our trademark here for years,” Wilde said.

“But this year we’re going to have to be scrappy.

Following today’s scheduled game (weather permitting), the Glenwood Springs baseball team will take off a few days of spring break before participating in the Montrose Tournament on March 22-23.

In other prep news, today’s scheduled soccer match featuring the Glenwood Springs girls at Montrose has been postponed, according to GSHS officials.

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