Roaring Fork earns its first baseball victory
CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork High School’s baseball team earned its first victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, beating Grand Valley 17-7 in the first game of a Class 3A Western Slope League doubleheader before falling to the Cardinals, 8-2, in the second game.
The Rams (1-9 overall), thanks to eight-run innings in the first and third frames, put the first game out of reach early. Among the hitting leaders for Roaring Fork were Drew Broadhurst (3 for 4, two doubles), Raul Layva (2 for 3, two-run triple), Aldo Pinela (three stolen bases) and John Jensen (two RBIs). Broadhurst went the distance on the mound for Roaring Fork to earn the pitching win.
“We had some great contributions from just about everyone on the team,” Roaring Fork coach Marty Madsen said. “That was great to see. These kids have worked so hard.”
In the second game, Grand Valley sophomore lefthander Damien Vigil pitched a complete-game two-hitter, allowing just four walks while amassing 15 strikeouts in Grand Valley’s victory.
Roaring Fork will continue league play on Tuesday when the Rams host Coal Ridge.
Titans take two league games from Aspen
EL JEBEL — Coal Ridge’s baseball team swept a doubleheader from Aspen on Saturday, rallying to win the first game 10-8 before coming away with a convincing 14-2 victory in the nightcap.
Nathan Nelson pitched a complete game in the opener, finishing with 11 strikeouts and three walks. The Titans were down by deficits of 6-2 and 8-6 before tying it at 8-all headed into the seventh, when Dylan Bozworth delivered a two-run game-winning single to drive home Greyson Keener and Jackson Sargent with the go-ahead runs.
Jake Solinger finished the game with six stolen bases for the Titans.
In the second game, both Keener and Solinger doubled and tripled for the Titans. Hunter Gerber scored three times and Kevin Grivey struck out eight and allowed no earned runs on the mound.
Glenwood splits twin bill with Steamboat
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Demons rebounded from a 3-0 loss to the Sailors with a 10-0 victory in the second game of their 4A Western Slope League doubleheader.
Jesse Pugh pitched seven scoreless innings against the Demons in the opener, but Glenwood still finished with 10 hits. Ian Scruton finished 3 for 4 batting at the plate, and David Brown drove in all three Steamboat runs — the first two on a two-run homer to left field off Stephen Romero.
In the second game, Chase Nieslanik pitched five scoreless innings and struck out nine for Glenwood. The big hit came from Luke Ray, who had a three-run triple in the fifth inning. Romero also had a two-run double in the contest.
The Demons return home to play a home doubleheader against Summit on Saturday.
Rifle rolls past Moffat County
CRAIG — Rifle High School’s baseball team rebounded from a mercy rule loss on Friday with a 30-6 nonleague victory over Moffat County in what Troy Phillips said was the Bears’ best offensive performance in the past decade.
Drake Montgomery had six RBIs and hit a grand slam and Bryer Rew finished 3-for-5 batting with a three-run homer and seven RBIs with four runs scored. Takoda Chaney went 4 for 4 with five runs scored, Morgan Robinson added a 3-for-4, three-run outing and Alex Gould also had three hits and three runs scored. Also coming up big was outfielder Layton Stutsman, who went 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles.
The victory for Rifle over the Bulldogs followed the Bears’ loss at Green Mountain, the No. 1 team in Class 4A, on Friday.
The Bears play a league doubleheader at Delta on Saturday.
Rifle 2, Grand Valley 0
RIFLE — Sadie Suarez scored each of Rifle’s two goals — the final one of the game coming in the 78th minute — to lift the Bears (2-7-0, 1-6-0 3A/2A WSL) to their first league victory in girls soccer in more then two seasons. Playing in goal for Grand Valley was Kallista Lewis, who finished with 12 saves for the Cardinals.
Colorado Rocky Mountain School 2, Vail Christian 1, OT
EDWARDS — The Pearls earned their fifth victory of the season with their overtime victory over Vail Christian. No other details were available.
Glenwood Springs 2, Coal Ridge 0
PEACH VALLEY — Glenwood’s girls soccer team snapped a two game losing streak with its second victory of the season, beating a Coal Ridge squad that is ranked No. 6 in the Class 3A girls soccer polls.
Eagle Valley 5, Roaring Fork 1
GYPSUM — Roaring Fork High School’s girls soccer team fell behind 2-1 in the opening half before the Devils pulled away in the final 40 minutes for a nonleague victory against the Rams.
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