Baldwin, Tigers top Warriors in baseball
Steve Baldwin almost left too early.
The Grand Junction starting pitcher pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday, allowing two hits and striking out six, leaving with the Tigers ahead 9-0.
In the seventh inning, though, the Tigers gave up five runs, but managed to hang on for a 9-5 win over Central (7-5, 1-3 Southwestern League) at Canyon View Park.
For Grand Junction (9-2, 3-2 SWL), Chandon Rose had a double and Marcus Wirth hit a triple.
Brett Serrano was 1 for 4 with two RBI and a double for Central.
Courtney Coffey had a header for a goal and added an assist as host Fruita Monument defeated Montrose, 2-0.
Fruita (8-2, 4-1 Southwestern League), which had 20 shots on goal, last weekend played three games in three days. Montrose (2-5, 2-2) had not played since Feb. 27.
Grand Junction 3, Basalt 1: Taylor Kochevar, Leah Swander and Jordan McEndree had goals as Grand Junction (5-3) outshot Basalt (4-3) 18-2.
Palisade 6, Moffat County 1: Flannery Davis scored three goals and Hannah Talbott had five saves as Palisade (3-3, 2-1 4A Western Slope) downed Moffat County (0-7, 0-5).
Central won the Montrose Invitational at Black Canyon by two strokes over Montrose.
Individually, Montrose’s Kala Keltz shot an 80 to win.
Central was led by second-place finisher Sarah Robbins (81), fifth-place finisher Kiana Garcia (85) and seventh-place finisher Brittany Hoppe (88).
Taylor Walters of Rifle placed third, shooting an 83.
Kris States scored seven goals as Grand Junction defeated Aspen 13-8.
Before Tuesday, Aspen (8-2, 8-2) was second in the Mountain League standings.
Kolton Flick recorded 15 saves for Grand Junction (6-4, 6-4).
Luke Dohm scored a pair of goals for the Tigers.
Fruita Monument 11, Glenwood Springs 0: Fruita Monument scored five goals in the first quarter to rout Glenwood Springs (1-5, 1-5).
Eight players scored for the Wildcats (6-3, 6-2), including Grant Gillespie, Jacob Lynch and Wyatt Allen, who had two goals apiece.
Kacie Jay scored four goals to lead Grand Junction to a 15-12 win over Battle Mountain (3-5, 3-5 Mountain League).
Emma Lefebre and Morgan Emmons had three goals apiece for the Tigers.
Holly Meer saved 13 shots for Grand Junction (5-1, 5-1), which led 7-4 at halftime.
Fruita Monument 12, Eagle Valley 8: Lindsey Burneheide had four goals and Alyssa Urban scored three goals as Fruita Monument defeated Eagle Valley.
Courtney Petek had 12 saves for Fruita (3-4, 3-4 Mountain League).
Eagle Valley (2-4, 2-4) was led by Haley Hutton’s four goals.
Aimee Basinski defeated Courtney Chism 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles and Central gave up only 18 games in a 7-0 win over Montrose.
The Warriors improved to 5-2 in dual matches.
TIGERS 9, WARRIORS 5
up next: Grand Junction at Uintah, Utah, 2 p.m. FridayCentral at Cortez, 3:30 p.m. Friday