Sarabia’s clutch single lifts Demons to split
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Chris Sarabia’s one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning brought home the game-tying and game-winning runs for the Glenwood Springs High School baseball team, and the Demons rebounded from a lopsided loss in their Class 4A Western Slope League doubleheader opener for a 12-11 win over Eagle Valley on Saturday.
Sarabia, the Demons’ catcher and leading hitter, lined an opposite-field single to right to bring-home Quinn Kimmineau and Luke Ray and rally Glenwood (8-7, 5-5 4A WSL) from a one-run deficit heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. Sarabia finished 4-for-5 at the plate with four RBIs and three doubles, and Chase Nieslanik finished 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a pair of home runs.
“When we started the day, we just weren’t ready to play at all,” said Glenwood coach Eric Nieslanik, whose team dropped the opener to the Devils 12-0 in five innings. “We came back and we competed.”
The Demons were limited to just one hit in the opener, and Eagle Valley’s seven-run third inning gave the Devils (8-5-1, 6-3 league) a 10-0 lead.
Glenwood continues league play Tuesday when the Demons host Rifle in a game that could make or break hopes of reaching the 4A state playoffs for both teams. The top three teams in the final standings earn a playoff berth, and Rifle (fourth) and Glenwood (fifth) are still in the mix behind the Devils (third).
“This last win at least gave us some life,” coach Nieslanik said.
Roaring Fork holds on to split doubleheader with Aspen
CARBONDALE — Roaring Fork High School’s baseball team held off a seventh-inning rally by the Skiers to prevail 20-19 in the second game of a Class 3A Western Slope League doubleheader after falling 20-9 in the opener.
Alex Fisher went the distance on the mound and, with the bases loaded, struck out Andy Vernier to end the game. It limited Aspen to a four-run frame and helped the Rams (4-12, 4-9 league) win their fourth game of the season.
Fisher ended the twin bill as one of the game’s top hitters, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles in the opener and hitting a three-run double in the second game. Kerwin Hirro, Shay Gianinetti and Beck Fisher each finished 2-for-5 in the second game, with Hirro driving in three runs.
Tanner Nieslanik added a 3-for-3, two-double, three-RBI day in the opener to go with a two-hit outing from Hayden Bernot.
The Rams continue league play Tuesday at Basalt.
Conifer 3, Glenwood Springs 2
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Becca Rembold and Jenna Brown each scored goals for the Demons, but the Lobos never relinquished the lead after going ahead 2-1 in the first half.
Rembold scored in the 10th minute off and assist from Sierra Martin, and Martin also assisted Brown’s goal in the 70th minute that brought the Demons (8-5-0) within 3-2. Glenwood’s late push at the goal wilted away in the final 5 minutes.
“They had a solid defense and a great goalkeeper,” Glenwood coach Steve White said. “We had a lot of opportunities at the end. We just weren’t able to capitalize on them.”
Glenwood will host Steamboat Springs on Tuesday in a Class 4A Western Slope League crossover game. The winner will play for the league championship at 7 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Mountain College’s Gates Soccer Park. The loser plays for third place at 5 p.m. Thursday, also at CMC.
Demons fall in pair of tennis duals at Delta
DELTA — Ivy Wight won a pair of matches at No. 3 singles and Sophie Nelson and Luise Wolleson prevailed twice at No. 1 doubles for Glenwood Springs, which dropped two 4-3 decisions to Montezume-Cortez and Cedaredge.
Wight beat Kearra Boggs of Cortez 6-1, 6-1, and defeated Madison Hulteen of Cedaredge, 6-4, 6-2. Nelson and Wollesen earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Jaci Veach and Skye Cole of Cortez before winning in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, over Brittany Sullivan and Abbey Burget.
Splitting her matches was Elise Metzger at No. 2 singles, who beat Katie O’Hern of Cedaredge 6-1, 6-2, but lost to Cortez’s Racquel Lucero 7-6 (4), 6-3.
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Longtime Roaring Fork Valley golf club professional Doug Rohrbaugh is set to play in this weekend’s Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Michigan.