8-run seventh leads Elizabeth to 9-2 win over Glenwood Springs | PostIndependent.com

8-run seventh leads Elizabeth to 9-2 win over Glenwood Springs

A Glenwood Springs Demon attempts to tag a runner at third but just misses to get the out during a tough 7th inning against the Elizabeth Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Heading into the top of the 7th inning at Glenwood Springs Middle School Wednesday afternoon in West Glenwood, the Elizabeth Cardinals’ offense busted out in a big way, putting up 8 runs in the top of the inning against the Glenwood Springs Demons baseball team, pulling away for a 9-2 win over Glenwood in the Demons’ first game of the season.

Prior to that, the game was tied at 1-1 as both teams pushed across a run in the second inning before remaining scoreless until the wild final inning.

Against the Cardinals, senior Tyler Dollahan led the Demons with 2 hits, going 2-4 on the day, while junior Ashlan Stolley, senior Chano Gonzalez, senior Dylan Lee, and junior Sam Fitzwilliams recorded hits on the day for Glenwood. Lee recorded the lone extra-base hit of the day for the Demons, hitting a double in the loss.

Lee also drove in a run for the Demons, while sophomore Garrett Dollahan recorded the other RBI for Glenwood in the 7-run loss.

As a team, Glenwood struck out 13 times, while Fitzwilliams and junior Cole Houston reached base via hit by pitch on the day, and Gonzalez and Lee recorded steals on the base paths.

On the mound, Gonzalez had a strong start to his senior season, working 5 innings of 1-hit ball, allowing just 1 run while walking 6 and striking out 6.

Stolley worked 1 inning and allowed 1 run on and struck out 1, while sophomore Wheatley Nieslanik took the loss for the Demons, allowing 6 runs on 5 hits, walking 2.

Defensively, the Demons had 3 errors on the day.

Glenwood (0-1) hosts Coal Ridge (1-1) Thursday in a makeup game from last week that was canceled due to field conditions.

jcarney@postindependent.com


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