Central baseball team starts fast, but has to hold on late to top Durango on the road
The Central High baseball team put up four runs in the first inning and held on for a 11-8 win at Durango.
Central (9-5, 3-3 Southwestern League) won despite allowing a home run to Durango’s Easton Garcia.
Durango (9-5, 4-2) tied the game at 8-8 in the fourth inning, but Central scored two in the fifth and one in the sixth to put the game away.
Fruita Monument 16, Montezuma-Cortez 5 (5 innings): Drew Bridges had a pair of doubles as Fruita Monument downed Cortez.
Also for Fruita, Zac Griggs and Ty Butard hit triples.
Kyle Smith pitched a complete game for the Wildcats, who scored six runs in the third inning and seven in the fourth.
Rifle 15-15, Grand Valley 3-1: Rifle capitalized on eight Grand Valley errors to down the Cardinals in the first game of a doubleheader sweep.
Hunter Finger was 3 for 4 with a double for Rifle in the first game.
In the second game, Rifle’s Triston Quigley was 2 for 3 with three RBI.
TRACK AND FIELD
Glenwood Springs won the boys and girls division of the Demon Invitational at Glenwood Springs.
Montrose placed fourth in the boys and Grand Valley took fourth for the girls.
For Grand Valley, Jordan Steinke won the high jump (16 feet, 2¾ inches) and long jump (35-0¾).
Fruita Monument’s Sierra Segrest lost in the No. 3 singles final at the George Washington Invitational.
Taylor Poudrier and Shannon Hautzinger beat a doubles team from Golden, 6-2, 6-1, to win the No. 3 doubles consolation final.
Alyssa Urban had four goals as Fruita Monument (4-4, 4-4 Mountain League) defeated host Steamboat Springs, 13-5.
Montrose and the District 51 Griffins won three duals at the Montrose Invitational.