Salazar, Seriani pitch Palisade past Steamboat Springs in baseball
Jordan Salazar and Mike Seriani didn’t need much run support.
The Palisade High School pitchers took care of business Saturday, leading the Bulldogs to a doubleheader sweep of Steamboat Springs at Canyon View Park.
Palisade (8-2, 5-1 WSL) defeated the Sailors 12-2 in the first game and 6-0 in the second game.
Salazar limited Steamboat to two runs on six hits and struck out five in the first game.
Pete Lelich was 2 for 3 with four RBI, including an inside-the-park home run. Tucker Barnes and Caleb Hall had triples and Cody Krabbe and Gabe Hellman doubled.
In the second game, Seriani shut out Steamboat on five hits, walked one and struck out nine.
Krabbe and Drew Clinkingbeard each had triples.
Durango 5, Grand Junction 4: The Tigers were leading in Durango, but couldn’t hold on.
The Tigers (11-3, 4-1 SWL) had an early 4-0 lead but gave up five runs in the sixth inning.
Central 5, Montezuma-Cortez 4: The Warriors have been taking early leads and letting them go this season, but Saturday at Montezuma-Cortez, the Warriors (3-7, 1-2 SWL) did the opposite, beating the Panthers by scoring one run in the seventh inning.
The Warriors fell behind 4-2 after the third inning, but blanked Cortez for the next four innings, tied the game in the fifth and scored the winner in the seventh.
Fruita Monument wasn’t happy after losing to Grand Junction on Wednesday.
In response, the Wildcats (7-2) rolled to a 16-2 victory over Glenwood Springs.
“Sometimes a loss is a good thing for us,” said Fruita coach Mark Young. “We needed a win and everyone gave it their all.”
Santana Martinez scored four goals and Emma LeFabre and Amy Flukey scored three each to lead Grand Junction to a 15-4 win at Eagle Valley.
Central’s Aimee Basinski and Jamie Johnson won individual titles to lead the Warriors to second place in the Delta Invitational.
Basinski won the No. 1 singles title and Johnson won at No. 2 singles.
Durango took the team title with 45 points. Central was second with 40, Delta finished third with 36 and Cedaredge was fourth with 27.
Grand Junction finished with two champions and one second-place finish at the Phil Krause Invitational in Denver. The Tigers finished third with 25 points.
The No. 2 doubles team of Margeaux Prinster and Kylie Pond defeated Denver East in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Emma Holt and Nicky Arja beat Arapahoe 7-6, 6-4 at No. 3.
The No. 1 doubles team of Emmie Madison and Madison Gurley lost to Mountain Vista’s Analisa Marshall and Alissa Minatta.
Grand Junction (6-3, 4-2 SWL) allowed only one goal, but that was all that Durango needed to beat the Tigers 1-0.
Meghan O’Brien scored for the Demons in the first half.
Palisade 1, Steamboat 0: Flannery Davis scored the game’s only goal in the 55th minute to lead the Bulldogs.
Palisade (6-1-1, 4-1 WSL) took only three shots. Steamboat Springs took 15.
Davis’ older sister, Amelia, made 12 saves.
Track & Field
Central and Grand Junction ran in the Runners Roost Invitational hosted by Mullen.
Central’s top finishers both came in boys hurdles. Scott Davison (110) and Aaron Wallway (300) both finished in fifth place.
Jamie Pomaski finished sixth in the girls discus.
Grand Junction’s 400 relay team finished third and Jamie Derrieux placed fifth in the 100 hurdles.