Palisade loses first game, recovers to split with Glenwood Springs in baseball
In a makeup series from Saturday, the Palisade High School baseball team split its doubleheader Monday afternoon with Glenwood Springs.
The Bulldogs (13-5, 10-3) fell in the first game 5-4 before bouncing back and winning 25-1 in the second game in Glenwood.
“I challenged them in the second game,” Palisade coach Steve Moore said. “They came out and responded.”
The Bulldogs had their chances in the first game, jumping to a 2-0 lead. The Demons fought their way back and took a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the fifth.
“We were playing well, but made a few mistakes and let them hang around,” Moore said.
The Bulldogs had opportunities late as they had runners on first and third base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn’t score.
“We weren’t very consistent (Monday) and we’ve been fighting that all season,” Moore said.
In the second game, Palisade destroyed the Demons by taking a 10-1 lead into the fourth inning. The Bulldogs added 15 more in the fourth.
Jordan Salazar, Mike Seriani and Jamr Rhodes all hit home runs in game two for Palisade.
The split sets up a big game Thursday for the Bulldogs against Delta. If Palisade wins, it gives the Bulldogs a season sweep over the Panthers and would help them secure a Western Slope League title.
“It’s going to be a huge game,” Moore said. “We’ll probably see their best pitcher, so we’ll have to be ready.”
At the first day of the Central Invitational at Redlands Mesa Golf Club, the Warriors’ Loren Forney lost in a playoff to Valor Christian’s Lindsey McGetrick and finished second overall. Both players shot a 74, and went to a sudden-death playoff. The two players remained tied after the first playoff hole, but McGetrick clinched on the second playoff hole with a par.
Grand Junction’s Jordan Fellhauer finished fourth with 80, and teammate Jordan Tufly came in at 89.
Fruita Monument’s top player was Jessica Sinner, who finished at 87.
Valor Christian won the first day of the tournament with a 258 team score.
The tournament continues today with play moving to Tiara Rado Golf Course.
“This gives the girls an opportunity to see some different competition,” Central coach Casey Doss said.
Led by two goals from Katie Heil, the Fruita Monument girls lacrosse team defeated Battle Mountain 4-3.
“It always feels good to get a win,” Fruita Monument coach Lenny Lang said. “We played a lot of kids today, and they did a great job.”
Fruita was tied with the Huskies 3-3 at halftime and got a goal from Melissa Myers with three minutes remaining to secure the win.