Tigers’ bats help them overcome miscues in Cortez
The Grand Junction High School baseball team overcame five errors in an 11-0 six-inning victory over Montezuma-Cortez.
Friday at Cortez, the Tigers (8-1, 3-0 Southwestern League) offense carried them to the win.
“We hit the ball well,” Grand Junction coach Kyle Rush said. “But we played poor defense.”
Michael McGovern went 2 for 4, including a three-run home run in the sixth inning, and had five RBI to pace the Tigers’ offensive attack.
Grand Junction also got production from Charlie Willett, who had a double and a triple.
Starter Brandon Thompson allowed only three hits to earn his first victory of the season.
Durango 7, Central 3: The Warriors had a 1-0 lead after three innings, but a four-run sixth inning lifted Durango to the win.
Central had four errors in the game and managed only three hits off of Durango pitcher George Mayberry.
Battle Mountain 11, Fruita Monument 4: The Wildcats lost to the Huskies for the second time this season. Cody Young led the Wildcats with three goals.
Fruita Monument defeated Durango in a doubleheader 8-3 and 7-5.
“We really executed on offense,” Fruita Monument coach Jamie Pietrack said. “In the second game, we had to fight through fatigue.”
The Wildcats’ Mikayla Clark had four goals in the first game and added two more in game two. Katie Heil had five goals between the two games.
Fruita Monument goalie Jenni Hicks had a combined 14 saves between the two games.
Grand Junction 6, Basalt 0: Grand Junction got two goals each from Ashley Wallace, Whitney Ravan and Stephanie Drake for the victory.
The Tigers finished with 21 shots in the lopsided win.
Durango 2, Palisade 1: Flannery Davis scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal. Palisade goalie Lindsey Rasmussen finished with 17 saves.
Central 3, Grand Valley 1: The Warriors (1-5) earned their first win of the season over the Cardinals.
District 51 181, Gunnison 73: The Griffins won 10 events in preparation for today’s triangular with Montrose and Glenwood Springs at El Pomar Natatorium.
Some of the Griffins’ strong swims were Max Robbins’ third-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle in 2 minutes, 32.02 seconds and Casey Ras’ fourth-pace finish in the 200 individual medley in 2:44.50.
Delta Invitational: Durango won all four doubles titles and two of the three singles titles Friday to win the team title with 97 points.
Delta took second with 49, Fruita Monument’s junior varsity was third (39) and Montrose placed fourth with 19.
Durango freshman Eva Lou Edwards defeated Delta’s Alli Hellman 6-0, 6-1 for the No. 1 singles title and was chosen the most outstanding singles player.
Delta took second place at No. 3 singles, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 doubles.