Briefs: Local Prep Sports April 04, 2009
• Tigers’ win streak halted at 10
Grand Junction High School’s baseball team lost its first game of the season Friday, falling 8-3 at Ponderosa.
The Tigers (10-1) committed eight errors in the loss.
“We weren’t focused,” Tigers coach Kyle Rush said. “We came out and didn’t take it serious and they beat us.”
Grand Junction pitchers walked five batters and the Tigers hit into four double plays.
“It’s good that this happened in a nonconference game,” Rush said. “Now we have a week off to try to get a lot better.”
• ’Cats erupt for 36 runs at Cortez
Aided by strong winds and focused batters, Fruita Monument lit up the scoreboard Friday, beating Montezuma-Cortez 36-11 in a Southwestern League game.
The Wildcats (7-4, 2-1 SWL) had 29 hits in the game, and took a 13-1 lead after the first inning.
Fruita had 10 extra-base hits, including a double, triple and grand slam from TJ Pollock. The junior had a chance for the cycle but was called out at first base on a close play.
Alex Mende added a home run and a triple.
• Big innings hurt Warriors in loss
Central couldn’t overcome a couple of big innings Friday in Durango, falling 14-10.
Central starting pitcher Scott Clow gave up nine runs in the first two innings, allowing Durango to take a 9-2 lead.
The Warriors (7-5, 0-3 SWL) cut the lead to 10-9 heading into the sixth inning but the Demons added four runs in the sixth inning.
“We couldn’t execute when we needed to,” Central coach Chuck Yost said. “But overall I was very happy with the effort. The guys battled, and gave us a chance to win.”
• Central puts six in finals at Delta
The Central High School tennis team had a strong first day at the Delta County Invitational landing six of its seven spots in today’s championship matches.
“It has been a really nice tournament so far,” Central coach Amy Hart said. “This will help to boost our confidence.”
Elise Beckstead plays Montrose’s May May Vickers for the No. 1 singles title today.
• Grand Junction to play today
The Grand Junction Rugby Club will be in action today at Dixson Field. At 2 p.m. Grand Junction will take on Fort Collins. At 12:30, Aspen will play Kansas City in a Division 1 League Match.