Fruita boys lacrosse team falls to Ponderosa
Ponderosa, the No. 4-ranked team in Class 4A, took a 9-3 lead after three quarters and defeated Fruita Monument 12-7 in nonleague boys lacrosse Tuesday.
Derik Mango scored four goals and added two assists to pace the Mustangs (5-0), who outshot the Wildcats 43-26.
Zac Twardowski scored three goals and Aidan Woomer scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Wildcats (2-3). Goalkeeper Corey Henricksen made 15 saves for Fruita.
Central had plenty of base runners but didn’t get enough timely hits as it bowed 5-4 to Grant High School of Portland, Ore., at the Coach Bob National Invitational baseball tournament Tuesday in Phoenix, Ariz.
The Warriors (4-4) loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with a single, a hit batsman and walk, then drew a walk to force in a run with one out. A strikeout followed, and a line drive right at the shortstop ended the game.
The strikeout was one of 10 by the Warriors, and that led Central coach Chuck Yost to say, “We struck out way too many times.”
Although the Warriors had seven hits, they also collected seven walks and were hit by three pitches. Yost said Central ended three innings with the bases loaded.
The Warriors play West Linn (Ore.) today at 12:30 p.m.
Eagle Valley 5, Summit 2: Travis Edgar pitched a complete game and struck out 16, and Harrison Stevens hit two doubles and drove in three runs to lead the Devils (3-3, 2-0) to a 4A Western Slope League win.
Stephanie Rowan scored two goals, while Shelby Kenney had a goal and an assist to lead Montrose to a 3-0 win over Delta.
Goalie Grace Halbach made five saves to earn the shutout for Montrose, which had a 21-7 advantage in shots.
“We had a lot of shots on goal. We just had to work and work and work to get a few in,” said Montrose coach Jamie Gurule, whose team improved to 5-2.