Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup October 01, 2008
• GJ gets second softball win
The Grand Junction High School softball team earned its second league victory over Montrose, defeating the Indians 9-2 on Tuesday in Montrose.
Tigers pitcher Elena Arrieta threw a complete game, not allowing any runs until the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Tigers had only one extra-base hit, a double from Jennifer Kelly, and for the first time this season committed no errors.
“It was a huge win for us,” Grand Junction coach Adam Diaz said. “The girls played loose and played confident.”
• Palisade gave up a seven-run first inning and couldn’t recover, falling to Eagle Valley 12-11 at Palisade.
Palisade rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and had the tying run on third with one out, but the runner was thrown out at home attempting to score on a ground-out to second to end the game.
• Montrose scored two goals in the second half, including one in the final minute, to overtake Grand Junction 2-1 in Montrose.
The Tigers held a 1-0 halftime lead on Raffi Coté’s penalty kick, but the Indians’ Steven Tobler tied the game midway through the second half.
Tobler intercepted a pass near the Tigers’ goal and kicked it through in the final minute for the victory.
• Central edged Fruita Monument 1-0 at Walker Field on a second-half goal.
The game marked the coaching debut of Jeff Ellis, who was hired Monday to serve as Fruita Monument’s interim coach to close out the season.
• Central dropped its first Southwestern League match, losing in Montrose 30-28, 25-23, 25-20.
“That was a tough gym to play in,” Central coach Beth Nelson said. “Things just didn’t go our way tonight.”
The loss was the most lopsided all season for Central (10-2, 3-1 SWL).
• Palisade fell 25-22, 22-25, 28-26, 25-23 to Eagle Valley.
“(Eagle Valley) was amazing and didn’t rely on us,” Palisade coach Wendy MacAskill said. “We were up in the third game, but they just got really aggressive.”
Chelsea Lorimor led the way for Palisade (6-6, 5-3 Western Slope League) with 15 kills, 21 digs and five aces.
• Playing its second match in two days, Fruita Monument bounced back to defeat Montrose 6-1, one day after losing a match to Central.
Wein Nunez and Joe Nunez of Montrose earned the Indians’ only win as they defeated Vinnie Castellini and Chase Martin 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.
Fruita Monument has one match left on the season, Thursday against Grand Junction.