Bridges, Williams pitch Fruita past Cortez

Fruita Monument High School pitchers Drew Bridges and Jake Williams combined for a one-hitter Saturday in a 10-0 rout at Montezuma-Cortez.

“He threw hard, had good stuff and had good command,” Fruita coach Ray McLennan said of Bridges, who threw five innings. “He’s turning into the player I thought he could be.”

Bridges had seven strikeouts and helped himself with a double and a three-run home run.

Williams pitched the final two innings.

The Wildcats got on the board with a three-run third inning and from there scored in all but the sixth. Cody Rahmann and Jace Griffiths each tripled.

Fruita (11-4, 5-2 Southwestern League) plays Central on Wednesday at Suplizio Field.

Prep soccer

The Grand Junction soccer team got ahead and never let up, winning 3-0 at Montrose.

The Tigers (9-3, 7-2 SWL) got a goal from Ashley Wallace to take a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Wallace scored again in the second half and Whitney Ravan scored the Tigers’ final goal.

Goalie Shari Yurick had two saves.

The Tigers play at Smoky Hill and George Washington High Schools on Friday at Saturday.

Palisade goalkeeper Amelia Davis let one ball get by her Saturday, but that was all Glenwood Springs needed in a 1-0 win at Walker Field.

The Bulldogs (9-2-1, 8-2 Western Slope League) were outshot 18-8, but Davis logged 17 saves.

Holly Brown scored in the 45th minute.

The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for Palisade, whose two losses have come against Glenwood Springs.

Palisade plays Tuesday at Rifle.

Prep Track

The Gunnison Invitational track meet was postponed until Monday. Fruita Monument and Grand Junction are scheduled to compete; Palisade withdrew from the field.


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