PREP ROUNDUP: RF’s Broadhurst pitches perfect game in win over Meeker; Glenwood lacrosse drops 7-6 decision to Summit
Taking on the Meeker Cowboys Thursday afternoon in Carbondale at Ron Patch Field, Roaring Fork senior pitcher Drew Broadhurst turned in a memorable performance for the Rams, pitching a perfect game in a 10-0 win over the Cowboys.
Broadhurst faced 15 batters in the five-inning game, striking out nine hitters to lead to the perfect game.
“He was lights out with everything,” Roaring Fork head coach Marty Madsen said. “Meeker is a pretty veteran team. He just overpowered all of him. Guys were just way behind his fastball today. It was one of those games we’ve been waiting for from Drew, and it was today.”
As Broadhurst shut down the Cowboys, the Rams lit it up offensively, led by Broadhurst’s bat. The senior picked up two triples on the day and scored three runs, while sophomore Frankie Harrington recorded three singles and drove in two runs to help pace the Rams.
Roaring Fork batted around in the first inning, putting up a five-run inning to give Broadhurst a huge cushion to work with on the mound as the Rams rolled to a much-needed win.
Junior Dawson Kuhl added two singles in the win, while senior Ralph Good picked up two singles and a run scored.
Roaring Fork (2-2) will have a week of before hosting Aspen next Thursday in Carbondale for a big 3A Western Slope League game.
ROARING FORK 5, DELTA 2
Hosting the Delta Panthers Thursday in Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Rams’ girls soccer team picked up a big 5-2 win over the Panthers as sophomore Emily Broadhurst led the Rams with two goals, while Izzy Knaus, Grace Jardin and Sandra Grijalva notched goals on the day for Roaring Fork.
Lucia Penzel assisted on Roaring Fork’s first two goals of the game, while Angie Morales assisted on Jardin’s goal. Freshman Letey Crownhart assisted on the final two goals of the game, pacing the Roaring Fork offense.
Roaring Fork (2-0) will take on Vail Christian Saturday at 11 a.m.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS 3, EAGLE VALLEY 2
The Glenwood Springs Demons’ girls soccer team prevailed over the rival Eagle Valley Devils, 3-2, Thursday night in Eagle, in a physical, chippy affair that saw a total of six yellow cards handed out on the night, five of them by Eagle Valley.
Eagle Valley took an early 1-0 lead off of an inbound throw that made its way into the net, but Glenwood battled back to tie the game at 1-1 just before the half, as senior Devan McSwain and Eryn Peterson teamed up to find sophomore Summer McSwain, who slotted the ball home just over the 35-minute mark of the first half.
The Devils scored early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead, but Eryn Peterson tied the game just over six minutes later, as Sarah Helm struck a good ball into the box off of a corner kick. Summer McSwain headed the ball towards the goal before Peterson tapped home the equalizer.
The two teams then battled to a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation, sending the game into overtime, where Devan McSwain drilled a shot into the upper left corner of the net at the 87-minute mark, giving the Demons the 3-2 win.
SUMMIT 7, GLENWOOD SPRINGS 6
Hosting the Summit Tigers Thursday at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood, the Glenwood Springs Demons’ boys lacrosse team dropped a tough 7-6 decision.
Glenwood received goals from senior Zach Johnson and junior Foster Lemkau, as well as a hat trick from senior Devlin Powell. Junior Max Lemkau tallied the final goal for the Demons on the night. Johnson led the way with three assists, while Max Lemkau went 4-for-5 on faceoffs. Powell went 8-for-10 on faceoffs in the loss.