Seven-run seventh helps Glenwood beat Bulldogs, 13-6
Garret Hill nailed a two-run, pinch-hit homer in a seven-run seventh inning for the Class 4A Glenwood Springs baseball team, and the Demons went on to beat 3A Hotchkiss 13-6 in a nonleague contest on Tuesday.
Hotchkiss scored four runs in the first two innings; after that, Glenwood’s bats came to life.
In the third inning, Chance Stevens’ single knocked in Tim Cashel. Stevens then scored on a Bulldog error to make the score 4-2 after three innings.
Matt Miller hit an RBI double and then scored on a Cashel single to tie the game in the fourth inning. The Demons scored two more in the fifth, but put the game away in the seventh with seven more runs.
Cashel finished the day going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Beau Chicoine, Boyd Milhorn, Miller and Stevens all had two hits in the game for Glenwood.
Zach McCullough pitched the win, throwing 5 2/3 innings for his first victory of the season. Stevens recorded the save for Glenwood.
The Demons (4-3 Western Slope League, 7-4 overall) will be back on the diamond today when they travel to Delta (5-6 WSL, 5-11) at 4 p.m.
The Rifle Bears shined under the lights at Deerfield Park on Tuesday night, beating the Delta baseball team 7-2.
Rifle (5-5 Western Slope League, 6-9 overall) scored four runs in the second inning and another three in the fourth as Eli Snead pitched a complete game, striking out six batters, giving up five hits and allowing no earned runs.
Uriel Quezada knocked in three runs and scored another, and Bryce Enewold recorded two RBIs. Zach Whitmore connected for two hits and added one run and one RBI.
With the win, Rifle is back in contention in the WSL. The Bears moved ahead of Glenwood Springs (4-3 WSL) and Delta (5-6) and into third place.
The Grand Valley baseball team added a win and a loss to its record after hosting a doubleheader with Meeker on Tuesday.
After falling in the first game 11-1, the Cardinals (3-3 Class 2A West/South League, Northern Division, 4-5 overall) came back in game two, downing the Cowboys (3-3, 4-5) 7-5.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak after Grand Valley suffered two losses, by the scores of 18-9 and 12-1, to the high-powered offense of Paonia (6-0, 14-0) on Monday.
Up next for the Cardinals will be a nonleague contest against the Glenwood Springs junior varsity team on Tuesday.
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