Rifle, Glenwood athletes earn all-league honors
Five Bears, Three Demons tabbed
Eight area prep spring sport athletes earned Class 4A all-Western Slope League/Conference honors in baseball and girls golf in a recently held vote among league coaches.
Rifle, which finished second in the just-completed WSL baseball season, had four first-team picks.
The list of Bear honorees were Shane Fazzi, Adam Krick, Bryce Enewold and Eli Snead.
Fazzi was Rifle’s No. 1 pitcher in 2004. In nine league appearances, he complied a 7-2 win-loss record with 39 strikeouts and a 2.43 earned run average.
The Bear senior was also one of the team’s best hitters. Fazzi hit a team-high four home runs and tied for the club lead in RBI’s with 21 while hitting .357.
Krick, a junior, batted .442 on the year and led Rifle in four offensive categories. On the season, the Bear shortstop had 27 hits in 61 at bats, scored 20 runs, stole 16 bases and had 16 RBI’s.
Enewold, Rifle’s starting catcher, rapped out seven doubles while hitting .383. Snead led the Bears with a .451 batting average with 23 hits on the year and 21 RBI’s.
Glenwood Springs freshman Beau Chicoine was the other area player voted to the 19-player all-league team.
Three additional area players – Taylor Wilde of Glenwood along with Rifle’s Brandon Leuallen and Matt Jones – received honorable mention.
Delta head coach Steve Reiher was voted as the WSL’s Coach of the Year.
The Panthers starting shortstop and ace pitcher Steve Morales got the nod as Player of the Year.
Delta had the most players chosen to the first-team with six players, followed by Rifle’s four.
Palisade earned three spot. Steamboat Springs and Moffat County had two players each.
Chicoine was the only Glenwood Springs player to earn first-team honors.
Three more Glenwood athletes – Jacy Reynolds, Kammi Ivie and Ma Lei Keller – were selected to the 2004 all-Western Slope Conference girls golf team. Jenny Hughes, a senior from Rifle High, earned honorable mention.Three more Glenwood athletes – Jacy Reynolds, Kammi Ivie and Ma Lei Keller – were selected to the 2004 all-Western Slope Conference girls golf team. Jenny Hughes, a senior from Rifle High, earned honorable mention.
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