Preps roundup: Coal Ridge baseball stays unbeaten with double-header sweep of Basalt
The Coal Ridge High School boys baseball team is off to a hot start to the season, continuing its winning ways with a sweep of the Basalt Longhorns at home on Saturday, and notching the Titans’ second league win of the season in the process.
After a 6-0 shutout win to open the day with the official 3A Western Slope League win, the visitors tried to make things interesting in the nightcap. But the Titans would have none of it, erasing an 8-6 deficit going into the bottom of the seventh with three runs to take the 9-8 win and move to 10-0 on the season.
Basalt went up 4-1 after two innings, but a big four-run inning for Coal Ridge in the fifth set the undefeated Titans up for the walk-off win.
Senior Brandon Short was 3-for-3 from the plate with three RBIs, and also got the pitching win. Freshman Wyatt Murray and sophomore Ben Simons contributed with two RBIs each, and junior Alexis Serna swiped two bases.
The first game saw the Titans clinging to a 1-0 lead after the fourth, then exploding for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to get the all-important league win. Freshmen George Roberts, Dylan Miller and John Houston, and sophomores Jackson Slade and Logan Harlow had one RBI each.
Simons got the shutout win from the pitching mound.
Next up, the Titans host cross-district rival the Rifle Bears at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Other recent baseball scores: Rifle 12, Basalt 2; Summit 14, Rifle 1 (a Glenwood Springs vs. Rifle double-header has been rescheduled from Saturday to Monday); Glenwood Springs 9-7 and 5-1 over Battle Mountain 1; Roaring Fork 12, Olathe 1; Rangely 14-3 and 14-0 over Grand Valley.
Girls soccer scores: Manitou Springs 6, Roaring Fork 1; Delta 2, Coal Ridge 1; Roaring Fork 8, Moffat County 1; Basalt 3, Rifle 1; Glenwood Springs 1, Battle Mountain 1; Coal Ridge 3, Grand Valley 1
Boys lacrosse scores: Aspen 13, Glenwood Springs 5 (next: Glenwood hosts Battle Mountain, 5:30 p.m. Monday)
Girls lacrosse scores: Castle View 16, Roaring Fork 3 (next: Roaring Fork hosts Battle Mountain, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday)
Girls tennis: Aspen 5, Glenwood Springs 0; Glenwood Springs 4, North Fork 3 (match winners included Siri Henderson, Tess Goscha, Amanda Madden in singles, and Elle Tripp/Rilyn Goluba and Ella Thornal/Zoey Worley in doubles); Steamboat Springs 5, Glenwood Springs 2 (match winners included Madden in singles and Tripp/Worley in doubles); Delta 4, Glenwood Springs 3 (match winners included Henderson and Madden in singles and Tripp/Goluba in doubles).
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