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Rams roll past Glenwood

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CARBONDALE ” The Rams put Glenwood Springs in a big hole early and rolled to a 16-6 five-inning win over the Demons to sweep the two-game season series.

Roaring Fork racked up seven hits, including doubles by Jake Bowman and Taylor Arbaney to take a 7-1 advantage and chase Demon starter John Faris from the mound in the first inning.

The cushion was more than enough for Roaring Fork starting pitcher Dan Markoya. The senior, who walked two batters in the first inning, retired the Demons in order in the second inning and earned the victory with four innings of work.

Beau Chicione helped the Demons battle back in the third inning with a three-run homer, but Roaring Fork put the game away with a seven-run fourth frame.

The game was the last of the season for Glenwood, which finishes the year with a 4-14 record. There are only two seniors on the Glenwood roster and head coach Norm Bolitho hopes the players experience growth from this season.

“We just talked about learning how to be consistent,” Bolitho said of his postgame meeting. “The game we played in Eagle (Tuesday) we played pretty well ” hit the ball, had good pitching and made good plays. Then we turn around the next day and make too many errors and don’t hit the ball very well. We haven’t put anything together and gotten on a roll.

“We have to come every day to play and try to keep improving.”

Roaring Fork 12-5 overall returns to league play Saturday with a regular-season ending home doubleheader against Eagle Valley. The Rams and Eagle Valley are battling for third place in the Class 3A Western Slope League standings. Roaring Fork is currently 8-4, while Eagle Valley has four games remaining and sits at 7-3.

The district tournament starts Tuesday.

– The Demons tallied two runs in the top of the seventh inning to earn an 11-10 nonleague victory over Eagle Valley Tuesday in Gypsum. Chance Stevens had a solid day on the mound and Beau Chicione got the win pitching the seventh inning in relief. Boyd Milhorn tagged a two-run homer to get the Demons rolling in the first inning.

– Roaring Fork dropped an 11-10 nonleague decision to Rangely Tuesday. No other information was available.

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