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Rifle baseball sweeps twin bill

Staff Report

CANON CITY – The Rifle baseball team concluded its pre-spring break portion of its schedule with a 9-7, 15-6 doubleheader sweep of the host Tigers of the South Central League here Saturday.

Jason Enewold, who lost a 10-0 decision to Montrose on Tuesday, responded with a complete game victory with 10 strikeouts to go 3-1 on the year.

After taking a early 2-1 lead, the Bears broke game one open by adding three runs in the third inning and four tallies in the sixth after the Tigers had pulled back to a 5-all tie.

Adam Krick had three of Rifle’s 10 hits in the contest with 2 RBIs and a pair of stolen bases. Nick Babler and Enewold contributed with two hits each.

The Bears continued to hit well in game two.

Rifle opened a 6-2 lead after three innings, then pulled away for good with a five-run sixth inning when the Tigers got within a run of the lead.

Enewold and Chappie Cook had three hits in five atbats. Scott Van Slyke scored three runs, stroked in 3 RBIs and tripled.

Owen Madison won his second game in as many starts with three strikeouts.

The 4-1 Bears begin Western Slope League play after spring break on April 1 at Rifle’s Cooper Field with Palisade.

Rifle 9-15, Canon City 7-6

First Game

Rifle 101 304 0-9 10 1

Canon City 010 132 0-7 9 4

Enewold and Van Slyke, Montgomery, Bissel and Fulch.

RIFLE – Nick Babler 2-4, Eli Snead 0-5, Owen Madison 1-4 (2B), Scott Van Slyke 0-2, Jason Enewold 2-4, Kim Jessup 1-4 (2B), Matt Jones 0-3, Chappie Cook 1-2, Nick Krick 3-4, Chance Ballegeer 0-1.

CANON CITY – Unavailable

Second Game

Rifle 231 105 3-15 14 5

Canon City 002 111 1- 6 5 1

Madison and Van Slyke; Mueller, Flores (5) and Flores, Fulch (5).

RIFLE – Babler 1-5, Snead 1-5, Madison 1-3 (3B), Van Slyke 2-2 (3B), Enewold 3-5 (2B), Jessup 0-3, Jones 2-3, Cook 3-5, Krick 1-2.

CANON CITY – Unavailable

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