Sports briefs, April 28, 2010

College Baseball

Nigbur is RMAC player of week

Brett Nigbur hit .769 in a four-game series against New Mexico Highlands (10 for 13), leading the Mavericks to three wins.

The junior catcher from Taylorsville, Utah, was selected the RMAC player of the week after scoring 11 runs and driving in four. He had six extra-base hits (two home runs, four doubles) and went 4 for 4 in two of the four games.

Prep Soccer

Davis’ hat trick lifts Palisade to win

Palisade (10-2-1, 9-2 Western Slope League) got three goals Tuesday from Flannery Davis to defeat Rifle 4-1. Davis scored two goals early to put the Bulldogs up 2-1 at halftime. Despite the lead, Palisade coach Raina Sorensen said something didn’t feel right at the break.

“We were frustrated at halftime,” Sorensen said. “In the second half, we felt like we got back to our game.”

Davis added another goal in the 62nd minute. Palisade goalkeeper Amelia Davis had four saves.

Prep Tennis

‘Cats sweep season series with Central

Fruita Monument completed a season sweep Tuesday of Central, winning 6-1.  The Warriors’ lone win came at No. 2 singles where Jamie Johnson defeated Channing Hayward 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. In doubles, Fruita’s McKenzie Kimball and Emily McGovern improved to 8-0 with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Jenna Purdy and Brittany Audino.

Prep Golf

Central’s Forney wins Rifle Invite

Central’s Loren Forney shot a 74 to finish first in the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Forney came in 14 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Jessica Sinner of Fruita Monument, who finished with an 88. Forney’s finish helped the Warriors win the team title with a 263.

Central’s Brittany Hoppe finished third with a 92.


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