Rifle, Roaring Fork swept in weekend doubleheaders
The Rifle baseball team couldn’t take advantage of warmer-than-usual spring conditions on Saturday, dropping both games of a rescheduled doubleheader at Class 5A Montrose.The Bears were limited to one hit, an Uriel Quezada single, in a 10-0 shutout loss to the Indians in the first game.Zach Whitmore was on the mound for Rifle, giving up 10 runs, four of which were earned, and walked two in the five-inning, mercy-rule loss.The Bears then continued to have problems at the plate in the nightcap.Rifle managed four scattered hits in the 7-1 second-game loss, scoring its lone run of the day in the seventh inning to avoid a second shutout. Charlie Anderson was the only Bear to cross the plate and one of five who connected for a hit.Kyle Bond took the loss for Rifle, giving up three hits and one earned run in just under three innings.Hoping to cash in on improved weather, the Bears travel to the Front Range this weekend for a single game at Alameda on Friday followed by a doubleheader at Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Roaring Fork baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader at Olathe on Saturday, falling 10-0 in the first game and 8-5 in the second.Olathe shut down the Rams’ offense in the first game, throwing a no-hitter and winning by the 10-run rule after five innings. Skyler McAllistor was the only Roaring Fork player to get on base as he was walked twice. Jake Bowman received the loss for Roaring Fork, giving up four runs in four innings. Jake Kinney came into the game in relief in the fifth inning, giving up five hits and six runs.The Rams found their swing in the second leg of the doubleheader, but committed five errors in the field to give Olathe the victory. Jake Bowman and Kyle Raaflaub each had two hits and scored one run and Parker Nieslanik added a double and a run.Raaflaub struck out five, but took the loss for the Rams.Roaring Fork will now have a week off for spring break before returning to the diamond to face Gunnison and Hotchkiss on April 3.
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