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Rifle shuts out Palisade, 8-0

Sophomore Alissa Skinner tossed a five-hit shutout with strikeouts and got hitting support from Amber Massey and Roni St. Pierre in Rifle’s 8-0 win over defending league champion Palisade in Thursday’s softball game at the Kronkright complex in Grand Junction.

The victory extended the Bears’ (4-1 league, 6-4 overall) league and current win streaks to three straight. Rifle began its current run with a 14-4 victory against Sterling’s junior varsity last Saturday at the Berthoud Tournament.

A four-run first inning put the Bears in command early. They extended the lead by scoring runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings.

St. Pierre and Massey each had three hits in four at bats against Bulldogs pitching. St. Pierre also had three RBIs in the contest. Trisha Wailes, Rifle’s designated hitter, drove in two runs.

The Bears continue league play today with a doubleheader at Steamboat.

Reyes Torres, Noe Duran and Donaldo Alonzo scored goals in Roaring Fork’s 3-1 league victory against Paonia in Carbondale.

Rams goalkeeper Torrey Udall had 10 saves, allowing the Eagles’ lone goal late in the second half.

The win raised Roaring Fork’s record to 1-1-1 in the Class 3A Western Slope League and 2-4-1 overall. The Rams are idle until Sept. 22 when they resume play with a league match at Aspen.

In other area soccer action, Rifle downed Moffat County, 4-3, at home to go 2-1-0 in the Class 4A Western Slope League (5-1-0 overall). The Bears have the weekend off, then host league rival Glenwood Springs in a rare night game at Bears Stadium Sept. 20. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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