Lange’s 2B helps Central top Fairview
Kenzie Lange hit a two-run double in the third inning for the deciding runs Saturday as Central defeated Fairview 4-2 in nonleague softball.
The Warriors (12-7) also scored two runs in the first inning when Megan Cosslett and Tiana Wirth drew bases-loaded walks.
Amanda Etcheverry pitched 4 1/3 innings to earn the win for Central, working out of bases-loaded jams in the first and second innings.
Melissa Gellermann threw the final 2 2/3 to get the save. Fairview scored both of its runs in the fifth inning and had a runner on base when Gellermann entered the game, and the Warriors turned a double play to end the rally.
The game was played at Fairview, but Central was the home team.
Fruita Monument 5, Montrose 0: Winning pitcher Olivia Bratt threw a shutout, scattering six hits and walking one in the Southwestern League game.
“She threw fantastic,” Fruita coach Eddie Mort said.
Sheridan Van Hoose hit a two-run home run in the three-run sixth inning to lead the Wildcats (11-8, 8-2 SWL) at the plate.
Fruita Monument’s Chuck Bisbee finished second individually and helped the Wildcats place fourth in a field of 28 boys teams at the Windjammer Cross-Country Invitational in Englewood.
Bisbee finished the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 19 seconds, trailing only Philip Reid of Ponderosa, who won in 16:10.
J.T. McLaughlin (17:28) and Russell McBreen (17:31) were the next Wildcats to cross the finish line, placing 34th and 36th, respectively, out of 193 runners.
The Fruita girls were ninth out of 23 teams, and McKennea Broyles paced the Wildcats, placing 34th with a time of 20:43. Cassi Ahrens was the next Fruita runner to finish, placing 45th in 21:01 in a field of 173 runners.
Jose Cervantes and Norman Marroquin scored two goals apiece as Montrose defeated Montezuma-Cortez 7-1 in a Southwestern League game.
Luis Padilla added a goal and two assists for the Indians (8-4-1, 6-1-1 SWL), and goalie Brock Gatt made one save as Montrose had 22 shots on goal to the Panthers’ two.
Steamboat Springs 6, Palisade 0: The Sailors (7-5-1, 6-3-1) got two goals apiece from Carter Kounovsky and Nathan DePuy to defeat the Bulldogs (3-9).
Palisade won the second game, but Glenwood Springs bounced back to beat the Bulldogs 25-18, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23 in a Class 4A Western Slope League match.
Alyssa Chutka led Palisade (4-12, 2-5 WSL) with 10 kills and four blocks, and Amber Crigger and Nicole Herod had 28 digs apiece.
Norwood routed Plateau Valley 60-8 in a Class A-8 Western Conference game.
The Cowboys’ lone touchdown came on a kickoff return by Tanner Bagett.
Despite the loss, Plateau Valley coach Dave Bristol said he saw positives in the Cowboys’ play, especially compared with the previous week’s loss to Mancos.
“We went out and tried to compete,” Bristol said. “Our line play was just awful last week, and we played much, much better (Saturday) against a better team.”