Prep roundup: Palisade wins doubleheader April 26, 2013
Palisade sweeps Battle Mountain
Four Palisade pitchers combined to limit Battle Mountain to one hit in two games as the Bulldogs swept a 4A Western Slope League baseball doubleheader Friday.
That means one of the games was a no-hitter, and Cody Higman and Tass Crow combined on it the opener, which Palisade won 18-0. The Bulldogs then took the nightcap 15-1 as T.J. Tway and Easton Woods combined on the one-hitter.
Troy Levinson had two hits and three RBI in the opener, and Zane Abeyta and Caden Woods also laced two hits. In Game 2, Quynn Clark collected three hits, including two doubles, drove in two runs and scored three times, and Abeyta added another two hits.
Central 12, Montezuma-Cortez 2: Josh Weller, Jeremy Champlin and Michael Price each contributed three hits to the Warriors’ 15-hit attack. All of Price’s hits went for extra bases, two doubles and a solo home run, and Kyle Serrano also blasted a home run, a three-run shot in the fifth inning that Central coach Chuck Yost said hit the speaker on a light pole in left field at Suplizio Field.
Of Price’s production, Yost added, “He’s been struggling a little bit at the plate lately, but he’s been swinging the bat better in practice. ... It was nice to see him break out a little tonight.”
Fruita Monument goes 2 OTs for win
Fruita Monument’s McKenzie King was so surprised her 40-plus yard looping free kick went in that she just stood there.
“I thought it went over,” King said.
The defender’s second goal of the day was so unlikely it took her team nearly 10 seconds to begin celebrating the 2-1, double-overtime win over Montezuma-Cortez (3-9-2, 0-7-2).
The winning goal sailed high and over a jumping goalie, and hit near the goal line before bouncing into the top of the net. The goal sealed a postseason slot for Fruita (7-5-1, 5-2-1).
“Nobody on the bench realized it went in,” Fruita coach Eric Anderson said. “Kenzie has one of the strongest legs on the team, and we needed a cannon right there. It helped us out, and hopefully we can carry that momentum into a game against a good team like Durango.”
Palisade 3, Aspen 0: Cruz Maestas scored all three goals for Palisade (10-3), Katie Dunn recorded the shutout in goal.
Grand Valley 11, Rangely 0: Eight different Cardinals scored in the game with Megan Smith, Ashlynn Speakman and Kyra Chenoweth scoring twice each.
Summit drops Grand Junction 7-6
Grand Junction (6-4) had its chances on the road Friday, but Summit was one goal better in the final period to pick up the 7-6 win in Mountain League boys lacrosse.
The Tigers had seven more shots in the game. The game was tied 3-3 after three quarters.
Scott Foster scored four goals for Grand Junction, and Kolton Flick had 13 saves.
Lindsey Burenheide scored five goals, and Lauren Sullivan had three goals and five assists to lead Fruita Monument to a 19-8 win over Summit in Mountain League action.
Alyssa Urban added three goals for the Wildcats (4-7, 3-6), Kiania Vogt and Nicole Twardowski each netted two goals, and goalkeeper Courtney Petek made eight saves.
“The girls played with a lot of heart,” Fruita coach Mark Twardowski said. “They did what they were supposed to do.”
Tigers dominate in Durango
Grand Junction took every match in straight sets to beat Durango 7-0.
The Tigers’ doubles teams dominated their four matches, losing seven games total, with Aspen Coleman and Kiana Ziola pitching a shutout at No. 4 doubles, 6-0, 6-0.
Fruita Monument 6, Montezuma-Cortez 1: The Wildcats swept the doubles, thanks to McKenna Griffiths and Shannon Hautzinger persevering at No. 1 with a 6-3, 7-5 win.
Prep Track and Field
Montrose hosts 21-team invitational
Eagle Valley won the boys and girls meets at the 21-team Montrose Invitational.
Reid Gates was a double-event winner for Cedaredge boys, claiming the high jump and long jump to help the Bruins finished fourth.
Abi Grace won both hurdles races to help Montrose finish second in the girls meet, and Hotchkiss had a double-winner in Jennifer Celis (200, 800), and Rifle’s Joey Kuheim won the shot put and discus throws.