Pfaff, Higman combine on no-no for ‘Dogs
Kameron Pfaff and Cody Higman combined for a five-inning no-hitter Tuesday in Palisade’s 13-0 win over Glenwood Springs in the first game of a Western Slope League doubleheader.
Higman entered for Pfaff in the fifth inning.
“(Pfaff) wanted to (close) but he’s a team player and he understood,” Palisade coach Steve Moore said. “He was happy we put Cody in to get him some time on the mound.”
Palisade (10-2, 5-0 4A WSL) won the second game to win 7-6.
Tate Herland hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to put Palisade up 6-2.
Rifle 8, Coal Ridge 2: Danny Bartels pitched a complete game and Triston Quigley hit a double and a triple as Rifle (11-1, 10-1 3A WSL) won at Coal Ridge (2-8, 2-8).
Aimee Basinski of Central and Kylie Pond of Grand Junction squared off in a three-set match at No. 1 singles, a sign of how close the match was between the rival schools.
Basinski won 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 for the Warriors, but the Tigers got two crucial doubles victories for a 4-3 win.
Katie Murphy’s win at No. 3 singles gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead after Nicky Arja won at No. 2 for the Tigers, so it all came down to which team would win the doubles.
The Tigers won at No. 1, with Stephanie Skinner and Bree Ziola holding off Emma Beckstead and Hannah Keeling 6-3, 6-1, but the Warriors won at No. 2 to maintain a one-point advantage. Grand Junction got a pair of 6-2, 6-2 wins at No. 3 (Natalie Sufka and Carsyn Fritzler) and No. 4 (Bailey Hilty and Morgen Mantlo) to claim the match.
Corey Gera scored two goals as Glenwood Springs defeated Palisade 4-1.
The Bulldogs (4-4, 3-2 4A WSL) trailed 2-0 at halftime.
Emma LeFebre scored five goals and Megan Gromke, Briana Vandenheuvel and Kacie Jay each scored twice as Grand Junction defeated Steamboat Springs 14-9.
The Tigers (6-1, 6-1 Mountain League) outscored Steamboat 8-3 in the second half.