Rifle baseball wins one, drops two in three-game road trip
The Rifle Bears baseball team traveled to Elizabeth for a doubleheader on Saturday and left with one win and one loss.The Bears (1-1 Western Slope League, 2-5 overall) were held to four hits and made five fielding errors in an 8-3 loss in game one. Bryce Enewold connected for two hits and scored two runs, Asa Fix and Tanner Wilcox each added one hit and Kyle Bond had one RBI. Uriel Quezada (1-1) took the loss for the Bears. Rifle rebounded in game two, scattering 13 hits and cutting their fielding errors down to one to beat Elizabeth 10-2.Quezada went 4-for-5 from the plate with four RBIs, two runs scored, a home run and a double. Enewold hit a double and a triple while scoring two runs and knocking in another. Zach Whitmore added two hits and one RBI, and Bond hit a triple and drove in two runs.Matt Petree (1-0) pitched a complete game and picked up the win for the Bears.On Friday, the Bears lost a close game, falling 7-6 to Alameda. Down by one going into the seventh inning, the Bears scored one run to tie the game at six. Then with runners on first and second, a base-running mistake got Alameda out of the inning, having given up only one run. The Bears committed six errors, gave up five unearned runs and struck out 12 times.Enewold led the Bear charge at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Andrew Schmidt smacked two hits, and Eli Snead also got two hits along with two walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.