GJ’s Kinnaman wins Steamboat Invite
Donny Kinnaman bounced back from a tough round Wednesday in Craig to win the 13-team Steamboat Springs Invitational on Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course.
The Grand Junction High School junior shot an even-par-72 to win by one stroke over Cooper Gould of Vail Christian. Kinnaman shot an 83 in the Moffat County Invitational on Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
The Tigers had three top-10 scores to win the team title with 224 points. Steamboat Springs took second with 229. Fruita Monument was one stroke behind Steamboat for third place. Palisade placed sixth with 244, and Central was 12th with 294.
Grand Junction’s Ben Volkmann placed third with 74 strokes. Fruita Monument’s Jacob Johnson tied for fourth with 75 and Troy Dangler tied for seventh with 76.
Trevor Olkowski of Grand Junction and Skyler Miller of Palisade tied for 10th with rounds of 78. Olkowski won the Moffat County Invitational on Wednesday.
Fruita Monument (3-2) ran into an excellent pitcher and made too many errors as Castle View beat the Wildcats 5-1 in a nonleague game.
Winning pitcher Savannah Heebner scattered three hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out 10 Wildcats. She also led the Sabercats (5-2) at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a double.
“Their pitcher was good. She’s going to the University of Houston for a reason,” Fruita coach Eddie Mort said.
Castle View took control of the game with three runs in the fourth inning, aided by four Wildcat errors, for a 5-1 lead.
Delta 20, Grand Valley 2: Delta scored 20 runs on seven hits as the Panthers took advantage of 13 walks and four hit batters to win in four innings.
Megan Sandoval had two hits and three runs batted in for Delta, and Kasha Culver drew four walks. Keilee Womack was the winning pitcher, limiting the Cardinals to two hits.
Central won every match in straight sets to defeat Hotchkiss 7-0 in a nonleague dual.
Battle Mountain pulled away with three second-half goals as the Huskies beat Palisade 5-1 in 4A Western Slope League game. Damick Kinson scored Palisade’s goal in the 35th minute.
Aspen 3, Grand Valley 1: Grand Valley’s lone goal came in the 25th minute from Francisco Vicencio, pulling the Cardinals (0-2) within 2-1.
Central regrouped after dropping Games 3 and 4 to defeat Glenwood Springs 25-18, 25-22, 24-26, 18-25, 15-12 in a nonleague match.
■ Grand Valley won the third game, but Coal Ridge defeated the Cardinals 25-21, 25-12, 19-25, 25-8 in nonleague play.
Kyra Chenoweth had 14 kills, Kylyn Rigsby had 25 assists, and Jori Shaver had 21 digs for Grand Valley (1-4).