Indians knocked out of Class 4A playoffs
It was an easy decision for the four Montrose High School seniors on the baseball team.
They wanted to play in the state tournament instead of participate in the graduation ceremony.
Their inspiration wasn’t enough.
D’Evelyn eliminated Montrose with a 7-1 win in the Class 4A state tournament on Sunday at Coca-Cola All-Star Park in Lakewood. The Jaguars (17-6) played Air Academy in an elimination game later.
“We’ve done an incredible job competing all year long,” Montrose coach Landon Wareham said. “We didn’t compete here. I think our youth caught up to us.”
Montrose (18-5) committed three errors. The Indians had one against Broomfield in the first round on Friday. It was the first time in six games Montrose had an error.
Montrose starter Zane Hemond allowed four runs, but he didn’t get enough help from the defense or the offense.
“Pitching wasn’t our problem,” Wareham said. “We didn’t compete like we have at the plate. Their lefty was good, but we’ve seen better.”
Montrose had the bases loaded in the fourth inning and scored on a wild pitch.