Texas, Cherry Creek teams win
Floyd Gwin Little League of Odessa, Texas, scored six runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to rout Gallup (N.M.) Little League 12-2 in an elimination game Sunday in the Intermediate Southwestern Regional baseball tournament.
Floyd Gwin, representing Texas West in the tourney, will play another elimination game today, 5 p.m. at the Grand Mesa Little League sports complex, against Cherry Creek Little League.
Toney Carrasco and Isidro Sanchez led Floyd Gwin’s 13-hit attack with three hits apiece. Carrasco hit a two-run triple to highlight the six-run outburst in the third.
Floyd Gwin used three pitchers, who combined to limit Gallup to four hits and one walk. Starter Josh Armendariz earned the win.
■ Cherry Creek advanced to today’s game against Floyd Gwin by beating Shreveport (La.) Little League 14-8 in an elimination game.
Cherry Creek scored six runs in the second inning and five runs in the third to take control of the game. Shreveport’s leadoff batter reached base on an error to start the seventh inning, but Cherry Creek pitcher Nick Dexter struck out the next three batters to end the game.
Darius Tucker led Cherry Creek at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a triple and a double.
■ At 8 tonight, Monument Little League will face Post Oak Little League of Houston, the Texas East representative in the regional. They are the two remaining unbeaten teams in the double-elimination tournament.
Monument boys win another at state
Monument Little League defeated Ken Caryl Little League 11-0 on Sunday to remain unbeaten through two games in the Major Boys Division state tournament in Thornton.
Pitchers Zach Rush, Dominic Trujillo, Kaden King and Beau Thornton combined on a three-hitter for Monument. King, Trujillo and Blake Anderson all hit doubles to start the scoring in the second inning, and Rush hit a two-run single with two our in the bottom of the fifth to end the contest on the 10-run rule.
On Saturday, Monument beat Steamboat Springs 12-2 in five innings.
Monument continues play in the winners bracket today with a 6 p.m. game against North Boulder.
Trujillo, Sullivan claim titles
Drew Trujillo chipped in from 15 feet for a birdie on the final hole Sunday to win the 31st Colorado Golf Association Western Chapter Championship at The Bridges in Montrose, his home course.
A Montrose resident and a member of the University of Colorado men’s golf team, Trujillo entered the day two strokes behind Branden Barron, who hit his second shot on No. 18 into the water and carded a double-bogey. He would have forced a playoff with Trujillo if he had made a 10-foot bogey putt on the hole.
Trujillo shot rounds of 69 Saturday and 70 Sunday to finish at three-under 139.
Meanwhile, Grand Junction’s Scott Sullivan easily won the senior championship flight, shooting 68-67 for a seven-under 135, winning by nine strokes.