UPDATE: Rifle regional baseball playoff games pushed to Monday due to weather delays
Rifle High School’s 4A Region 8 baseball playoff games have been rescheduled for a third time, with all games now on Monday as a result of the weekend snowstorm.
No. 2 overall seed Rifle (19-4) is set to play No. 31 Evergreen (13-10) at 10 a.m. Monday, followed by No. 15 D’Evelyn (15-8) and No. 18 Northridge (14-9) at 12:30 p.m. at Rifle’s Deerfield Park. The two winners will meet at 3 p.m. for the right to advance to the eight-team 4A state tournament next week.
Game times were moved multiple times from the original schedule due to travel concerns and other conflicts with the visiting teams after a spring snowstorm hammered the Front Range and much of Colorado Friday and into Saturday morning.
The Bears concluded the regular season as the runner-up in the 4A Western Slope League to overall No. 1 seed Palisade, which also hosts one of the eight regional playoffs this weekend.
The Bulldogs’ opener against No. 32 Aurora Central was also moved to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The winner will face the victor of the No. 16 Windsor versus No. 17 Falcon game.
Brackets for the Class 3A Regionals were also announced by the Colorado High School Activities Association on Wednesday. Coal Ridge is in the 32-team field as the No. 17 seed and Basalt is in as the No. 21 seed.
The Titans (16-7) are on the road at the regional playoff round hosted by No. 1 Eaton (21-2), opening against No. 16 Kent Denver (15-8). Game time has been moved to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The winner would play the winner of the Eaton/No. 32 Englewood game for the right to advance.
Basalt faces No. 12 Resurrection Christian, now at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The winner will face the winner of the host No. 5 Brush vs. No. 28 Salida game.
Senior Reporter/Managing Editor John Stroud can be reached at 970-384-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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