Campbell’s one-hitter leads Gene Taylor’s to victory

Cameron Campbell tossed a one-hitter as the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team defeated Thunder Red 8-0 in five innings Saturday at the Cherry Creek Classic.

Campbell walked three batters and struck out 11 as Gene Taylor’s ran its record to 4-0 and advanced to a semifinal game today against an opponent to be determined.

Tristan Lafferty led Gene Taylor’s at the plate, going 3 for 4 with two RBI. Kyle Serrano added two hits and two RBI, and Owen Taylor got on base three times via a hit, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.

Gene Taylor’s collected nine hits, drew five walks and had two hit batsmen, and it seized control of the game with six runs in the second inning.

Host Rifle wins tourney

Triston Quigley threw a four-hitter Saturday as Rifle defeated Fruita’s U-18 summer baseball team 2-0 in the championship game of the Rifle Austin Booth Memorial Wood Bat Tournament.

Quigley won a pitching duel over Fruita’s Conner Harmon, who allowed only three hits and two walks in the loss.

Quigley walked two batters and struck out six, and Fruita coach Ray McLennan praised the Rifle hurler for his efficiency.

“He had innings where he only threw seven or eight pitches,” McLennan said. “He had good command of everything, kept the ball away from our hitters.”

Of Harmon, McLennan added, “He pitched well enough to win. We just couldn’t get any runs across.”

Fruita got runners to second base four times, including a double by James Stagg, but no one advanced to third.

Rifle seized on a Fruita error to score its first run. Quigley led off the fourth inning with a double and overran second base, but Fruita’s relay throw got away, and Quigley advanced to third instead of being tagged out. Teig Hauer then plated Quigley with a sacrifice fly.


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