Briefs: Sports Prep Roundup April 19, 2009
• The Palisade High School baseball team played its fifth and sixth game of the week, splitting with Rifle. Palisade won the first game 11-7 but dropped the second 9-7.
The Bulldogs (6-6, 5-4 Western Slope League) missed opportunities in both games, leaving 24 runners on base.
“We had timely hits in the first game but still left too many on base,” Palisade head coach Steve Moore said. “We have to focus more and do a better job of getting some runs home.”
Pete Lelich had a solid first game, hitting a double and a triple. Rylie Josey added a two- run home run.
In the second game, the Bears broke a 7-7 tie in the top of the seventh inning to earn the split.
“We threw the ball around a little more than we should have,” Moore said. “But Caleb Hall is a freshman and pitched for us and did a pretty good job.”
• In a defensive battle, Palisade was on the wrong side of the scoreboard.
The Bulldogs lost 1-0 to Battle Mountain at the Peach Bowl.
“It was a really evenly matched game,” Palisade coach Luann Ehlers said, “but we didn’t finish.”
It was the second straight game Palisade has lost by a 1-0 score. In Saturday’s game, it was the Huskies’ Lizzie Selbert who scored the lone goal in the game. It came right after halftime, in the 45 minute.
“Both teams had to shoot a lot from the outside,” Ehlers said. “Their defense was tough and we had a hard time getting in close.”
TRACK & FIELD
• Central took seventh in the boys meet and 10th in the girls meet at Saturday’s Rifle Invitational. The Warriors were a late entry after they were unable to travel to the Front Range to compete in two scheduled meets.
Central’s Blaine Jackson won the boys 100-meter dash. Devon Moore took third in the triple jump and the 110 hurdles.
The Warrior girls were led by Jamie Pomaski, who won the duscus and took second in the shot put.
Glenwood Springs was a double winner, earning a 39-point victory in the boys meet and taking the girls meet by 80 points over West Grand.