Rahmann’s arm, bat help lift Fruita Monument past Durango

With T.J. Pollock out with an injury, Fruita Monument High School baseball coach Ray McLennan has been hoping to see some senior leadership.

On Friday, he got that from Cody Rahmann and Aaron Barger in a 10-3 win in Durango.

Rahmann allowed three runs in the first inning, but settled down and held the Demons scoreless the rest of the way.

“He went after hitters and challenged them,” McLennan said. “He just got stronger as the game went on.”

In addition to his complete game, Rahmann hit a two-run home run in the second inning that put Fruita on the board.

Barger, his catcher, added a three-run home run in the sixth inning.

The Wildcats (10-4, 4-2 Southwestern League) play today at Montezuma-Cortez.

Boys Lacrosse

The Grand Junction lacrosse team faced heavy rain in a 6-5 loss at Aspen.

Harrison Boardwine led the Tigers with two goals. Kris States, Keith Rockwood and Evan Mok-Lamme also scored.

Grand Junction (8-5) plays Battle Mountain next Friday.

Track & Field

Central’s track meet in Cortez was postponed because of inclement weather.

The Cortez Invitational was rescheduled for Tuesday.

Palisade, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction were scheduled to compete today in the Gunnison Invitational, but the meet was postponed to Monday because of weather.

The Bulldogs won’t participate in the rescheduled meet.

COLLEGE TENNIS

The Mesa State men and women reached the finals of the RMAC Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Maverick men, ranked second in the Central Region, play Western New Mexico at 10 this morning after sweeping Colorado Christian 9-0 in the quarterfinals and knocking off Nebraska-Kearney 5-4 in the semifinals.

The semifinal came down to the last match with Mesa’s No. 4 singles player Nick Provenza leading the Mavericks’ to victory with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5) win over John Steinke. Mesa’s Jordan Chomko won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and Brason Hollabaugh won 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 at No. 5 singles. The No. 2 doubles team of Rashad Khemis and Niko Carrizo and the No. 3 duo of Hollabaugh and Andres Hernandez won as well.

Mesa State coach Dan MacDonald was selected the men’s RMAC co-coach of the year Friday, with Chomko making the first team in singles and doubles with teammate Provenza. Khamis made the second team in singles and doubles with Carrizo and Hernandez and Provenza made the third team in singles.

The women, ranked fourth in the Central Region, play Nebraska-Kearney at 10 this morning for the title.

After defeating Colorado Christian 7-2 in the quarterfinals, the women won two of three doubles matches against Western New Mexico and got straight-set victories in singles from Kelleen Sera at No. 1, Victoria Sargent at No. 3, Kaitlan Sera at No. 4 and Cyndle Curfman at No. 6 to clinch the match 6-1.

Kelleen Sera made the All-RMAC first team in singles, Kaitlan Sera and Sargent made the second team and Amber Armendarez the third team. The Sera twins made the second team and Armendarez and Cyndle Curfman made the third team in doubles.


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