Palisade sweeps doubleheader vs. Steamboat
Palisade hit four home runs in Saturday’s second game, and needed every one of them to complete a sweep of Steamboat Springs in a Western Slope League doubleheader in Steamboat.
The Bulldogs (12-6, 10-1 WSL) scored one run in the bottom of the fourth for a 6-5 win in the second game. Palisade won the first game 11-0.
Caden Woods hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the first game. He went 2 for 4 with seven RBI.
Tucker Barnes also went deep in the first game.
Jam’r Rhodes, Pete Lelich, Cole Cummins and Kameron Pfaff each hit solo home runs in the second game.
Delta 15-6, Eagle Valley 9-4: The Panthers had 16 hits, including Nathan Trujillo’s two-run home run in the second game.
Delta (13-4, 10-1 WSL) built a 6-0 lead in the second game and held off a rally. Garren Atchley picked up the victory.
Cedaredge 2-12, Olathe 1-11: The two runs in the first inning were enough for Cedaredge pitcher Drew Beach, who limited the Pirates (11-8, 11-7 WSL) to one run on three hits in the first game. Beach struck out five.
Cedaredge (16-3, 15-3 WSL) scored seven runs in the fourth inning, but needed one run in the seventh to complete the sweep. Blake Oard went 2 for 3 with three RBI.
Basalt 6-11, Rifle 3-10: The Longhorns rallied in the late innings to sweep the Bears (12-7, 11-7 WSL).
Grand Junction rolled to two victories over first-year program Telluride on Saturday at Canyon View Park in the Tigers’ final tune-up for the state playoffs.
The Tigers (14-1, 7-0 Mountain League) defeated Telluride 21-3 and 15-1.
Kacie Jay scored eight goals in the two games and had six assists. Santana Martinez scored six goals and had four assists.
Emma LeFebre scored five goals and Morgan Emmons had four in the first game. Emmons and Maria LeFebre scored two goals each in the second game.
The playoffs begin Wednesday; pairings will be announced Monday.
Swimming & Diving
Durango had more first-place finishes, but the District 51 Griffins’ depth led them to a 53-44 victory in Durango.
Logan Young took first place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.68), Tyler Walton won the 100 freestyle (49.43 seconds), Cyrus Pearo took first in the 500 freestyle (5:21.53) and Nicholas Stubler won the 1-meter diving (198.37 points).
District 51 won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:51.11.