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Sunday was goodfor Three Rivers

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Both the Three Rivers Major and Junior boys teams continued to stay alive in the elimination round of their respective Division 1 Little League tournaments with victories Sunday.Jake Loertscher cracked a first-inning home run with Luke Jacob on for a 2-0 lead. Jacob also scored the game’s winning run on an infield error after leading off the sixth inning with a triple to give Three Rivers a 3-2 win over Fruita-Redlands.Starting pitcher Scott Hoffman and Jacob, in three innings of relief, pitched a combined two-hitter with seven strikeouts.Three Rivers continues play in the losers-out bracket tonight at 7 p.m. against Cortez at the Orchard Mesa Little League complex in Grand Junction.The Junior boys rebounded from an 11-0 opening round loss on Saturday by taking a 14-12 slugfest over Monument at the Grand Mesa Little League complex, also in Grand Junction.Matt Snyder led Three Rivers offensively with four hits, including a double in five at bats. Pitchers Matt Seaver and Kevin Flohr had five strikeouts each.Three Rivers is scheduled to play at 5:30 this evening in a losers-out game. The team’s opponent was not available at press time.At Montrose, Three Rivers No. 1 team improved their win-loss record to 2-1 in pool play of the District 1, 9- to 10-year-old tournament with a 14-3 victory against Fruita-Redlands’ No. 2 team.Dakota Grett homered in the contest. Tanner Nieslanik and Kenny Resch both tripled in the win. Defensively, five Three Rivers pitchers held Fruita-Redlands to one base hit.In later action Sunday afternoon, Palisade defeated winless Three Rivers’ No. 2 team, 5-4. The loss puts them at 0-3 in pool play.Both teams finish pool play with scheduled games on tap at the Sunset Mesa baseball complex.Three Rivers No. 1 takes on Palisade at 6 p.m., followed by the Three Rivers No. 2-Grand Mesa No. 1 contest at 8 p.m.Additionally, Three Rivers begins play in the six-team 11-year old District Tournament in Cortez against Grand Mesa’s No. 1 team at 5:30 p.m. The winner of that game plays Cortez’s “B” team Tuesday, also at 5:30 p.m.


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