Sports Briefs, July 27, 2017
Minor League Baseball
Silent bats hurt GJ Rockies in loss
The Grand Junction Rockies bats went quiet Thursday night in a 3-1 loss to Ogden.
A pair of solo home runs — one in the second inning and one in the fifth — ultimately lifted the Raptors (22-15) past the Rockies (18-19).
Grand Junction starting pitcher Lucas Gilbreath surrendered both home runs, but was otherwise solid. The left-hander scattered three hits over 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and no walks.
The Rockies’ lone run came in the top of the fourth after Todd Czinege hit a leadoff single and moved to second on Ramon Marcelino’s bunt. Marcelino reached safely on an error and Alan Trejo walked to load the bases. Jeff Moberg hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the run, but Tyler Bates grounded into a double play to cut short the rally.
Tackling seminar will be Aug. 2
A football tackling seminar will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m.
The seminar will be at Palisade High School auditorium and is open to football coaches of all levels and is free.
The emphasis of the seminar will highlight the fundamentals of tackling and teach proper technique so coaches can take information back to their teams to help players improve.
Jim Selcke, a college and high school coach for 17 years, and longtime Central coach Vern McGee will provide the instruction at the seminar.
Call Selcke at 970-464-0884 for more information.
Gene Taylor’s advances at state
Gene Taylor’s rebounded from a first-round loss at the Colorado American Legion Baseball “A” Elite State Tournament with a 13-5 win over Windsor.
Nate Woll pounded out five hits with five RBI to keep Gene Taylor’s alive in the double-elimination tournament and Jax Nourse added four hits.
Kale Litzelman lasted eight innings despite only one strikeout, limiting Windsor to eight hits.
Gene Taylor’s faces Eaglecrest at 8:30 a.m. today.