Rifle’s Danny’s Bartels, Triston Quigley earn Class 4A Western Slope League baseball recognition
Two members of the Rifle High School baseball squad were first-team selections when the all-Class 4A Western Slope League baseball team was announced recently.
Rifle seniors Danny Bartels and Triston Quigley earned first-team recognition following the Bears’ third-place finish in the league standings behind second-place Delta and league-champions Palisade.
The Bears finished with a 13-7 overall record, falling in the first round of the 4A state playoffs to Air Academy.
Quigley finished with a .493 batting average with a team-high six home runs, 32 RBIs, 31 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. Bartels finished with a 4-3 pitching record and a 2.06 ERA with four complete games and 79 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched. At the plate, Bartels hit .424 with three homers, 31 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
Named to the WSL’s second team were Rifle junior Bailey Hoffmeister and Glenwood Springs senior Carder Ullom. Earning honorable mention accolades were Glenwood senior Willie Salcido and Rifle juniors Teig Hauer and Wyatt Robinson.
Caden Woods of Palisade was named the league’s Player of the Year. Palisade coach Steve Moore was named coach of the year.
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