Briefs: Sports Prep Roundup April 11, 2009
• Grand Junction routs Cortez
Grand Junction got four-RBI performances Friday from Zeph Quigley and Jayke Brock en route to a 20-5 rout of Montezuma-Cortez.
After giving up five runs early, the Tigers’ starting pitcher, Tyler Stanford, threw three shutout innings. Grand Junction’s offense responded, scoring seven runs in the third and eight in the fifth to end the game in five innings.
“Stanford did a good job keeping us in the ballgame,” Grand Junction coach Kyle Rush said. “At the plate, one through nine did a good job.“
Grand Junction (11-1, 4-0 Southwestern League) will look to get the season sweep of Durango at 10 this morning.
• 2nd-half goals cost ’Cats vs. Cortez
Fruita Monument gave up two second-half goals to fall at Montezuma-Cortez 2-1.
The Wildcats (1-9, 1-4 SWL) got a goal from Sarah Hensley at the 16-minute mark. Fruita goalkeeper Kate Schwenke had five saves on eight Cortez shots.
Fruita plays Durango at 11 this morning.
• Tigers win close match in Denver
Despite losing the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, Grand Junction defeated Denver East 4-3 in Denver.
Kirsten Schulte defeated Alexandra Pash 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles. Maddie Hayduk and Alyssa Behrens defeated Stephanie Bell and Ashton Johnson 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and at No. 2, Liz Heaps and Samantha Weinberg defeated Maggie Linton and Abby Wright 6-0, 6-4.
Today, the Tigers (7-0) play in the Phil Kraus Invitational.
• Lightning remain undefeated
The Grand Valley girls team remained perfect on the season, defeating Battle Mountain 10-3.
The Lightning (7-0) took a 5-0 lead in the first half. Bri True had three goals for the Lightning and Katie Heil two.
“We came in strong and were disciplined on offense,” Grand Valley coach Robin Stevens said.
Grand Valley plays at Eagle Valley at 11 this morning.
• Mesa men, women split duals
The Mesa State College men’s and women’s teams each won an important RMAC dual Friday, but dropped a non-conference dual.
The Maverick men (10-5, 3-3 RMAC) defeated Nebraska-Kearney 7-2, but lost 5-4 to Colorado College.
No. 1 Jordan Chomko (17-5) and No. 3 Nick Provenza won both of their singles matches and were 2-0 at No. 1 doubles.
The Mesa women defeated the Lopers 5-4 and lost 6-3 to Colorado College.
Mesa senior Renee Demianeu won a crucial match at No. 3 singles, defeating Kearney’s Marcelle Strydom 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Kelleen Sera and Mandie Divino won both of their singles matches.