Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 10, 2008
Central keeps rolling, routing Montrose in league opener
• The Central High School softball pitchers aren’t getting their normal workout this season.
The Warriors have played only four games this season that lasted more than five innings.
They’re not complaining, however.
Central opened its league season at Montrose on Tuesday with a 19-1, five-inning victory.
Ashley Goletz went the distance for Central (8-2, 1-0 SWL), giving up one hit, walking one and striking out seven.
She helped her cause at the plate as well. She was one of three Warriors (Danielle and Rachel Romine being the others) who hit home runs. Danielle Romine also had a double, as did Mikayla Duffy and Brittany Hoppe.
• In Palisade, the Bulldogs (2-6, 0-1) began Western Slope League play with a 14-8 loss to Delta.
• Fruita Monument got a goal in overtime to defeat Central 3-2 at Canyon View Park.
Central scored its two goals in succession, Taylor Grandbouche and Casey Johnson giving the Warriors (2-3, 0-2 Southwestern League) a 2-1 halftime lead.
Peter Martinez scored for the Wildcats (1-3, 1-0) in the second half to tie the game.
Hank Hartshorn, who assisted on the Wildcats’ first two goals, scored the game-winner.
• At Mesa State College, Grand Junction earned its first victory of the season, opening the Southwestern League with a 4-0 shutout of Montrose.
Sean Berkson scored twice for the Tigers (1-2, 1-0). Raffi Cote and Erick Villalobos also added goals and Tim Hofer recorded two assists.
• Grand Junction remained unbeaten in duals as the Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Southwestern League) defeated Central 6-1.
Five of the Tigers’ six victories came in straight sets.
No. 1 singles player Isaac Brown got the lone victory for Central, defeating Owen Gartner 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
• In Fruita, the Wildcats took a 6-1 victory over Montrose.
Again, the visiting team’s lone victory came at No. 1 singles as the Indians’ Robert Herr downed Tristan Beck 6-1, 6-4.
Antonio Pestello (No. 2 singles) and JP Lambert (No. 3 singles) both won in straight sets for the Wildcats.
• Grand Junction (4-3) lost on the road to Eagle Valley, the Devils taking a 22-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19 victory in Gypsum.
Britney Richardson paced the Tigers’ offensive attack with 16 kills and three block; Lisa Hughes had six kills and four blocks.