Central sweeps Durango in softball doubleheader
Central High School rallied late Saturday to defeat Durango in the opener of their Southwestern League softball doubleheader. Then the Warriors (4-0, 4-0 SWL) avoided any suspense in the second game to sweep the Demons.
Central scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game, then added a run in the eighth to beat the Demons 6-5 in the opener. Taryn Smith and Amanda Etcheverry handled the pitching for Central.
In the second game, freshman Melissa Gellermann was the winning pitcher.
Grand Junction 11-16, Montezuma-Cortez 0-2: The Tigers got a five-inning shutout from Elisha Jahnke in the first game, and Grand Junction (4-0, 4-0 SWL) pounded out 18 hits, including eight doubles.
Haley Hutto was the winning pitcher in Game 2 and benefitted from 17 Tiger hits, including seven for extra bases.
“The girls played good all the way around,” Grand Junction coach Adam Diaz said. “We had a lot of substitutions, and those girls got some hits and made some good defensive plays, too.”
Montrose 14, Eagle Valley 3:Vanessa Nelson had three hits, including a home run and a double, to lead the Indians (3-0) to a nonleague victory. Molly Collins pitched the first four innings for Montrose to earn the win.