Tigers pound out 15 hits to capture 10th straight win

Twelve runs, 15 hits and no errors.

That was the scoreline Tuesday night in Montrose for the Grand Junction High School softball team, which won its 10th consecutive game. The Tigers (11-1, 3-0 SWL) defeated Montrose 12-2 and remain one game ahead of Fruita Monument in the Southwestern League standings.

Cierra Cosslett limited Montrose to two runs on three hits in the complete-game victory. She had a double to go with her pitching performance.

Arrianna Diaz had a triple and Morgan Zanski doubled for the Tigers, who scored five runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Palisade 15, Eagle Valley 0: The Bulldogs scored 12 runs in the first inning and won by the run-rule in four.

Angela Gordon had a double and four RBI and Jenna Lucas hit a double and had five RBI for Palisade (5-9, 2-0 WSL).

Shelby Rubalcaba pitched the shutout, limiting the Devils to two hits.


Fruita Monument swept the doubles matches and won two of the three singles matches to defeat Central 6-1 in a Southwestern League dual at Central.

The Wildcats (4-2, 1-2 SWL) won all four doubles matches in straight sets. Scott Nolan and Randy Hurshman won without losing a game.

Vinny Castellini of Fruita defeated Jesi Nordstrom 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Matthew Harris won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3.

Drake Giese picked up Central’s win with a 4-6, 6-2, (12-10) come-from behind victory over Tanner McKenzie at No. 2 singles.

Grand Junction 7, Montrose 0: The Tigers (8-0, 6-0 SWL) swept Montrose in straight sets in all seven matches.

Grand Junction’s No. 2 doubles team of Daniel Ness and Max Proietti and the No. 3 duo of Gabe Campos and Jeff Hansen won without losing a game.

Spencer Weinberg won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.


Zach Nadiak scored with 20 seconds left in double overtime to lift Montrose to a 2-1 victory over Fruita Monument in a Southwestern League game.

Dakota Pizarusso assisted the goal.

The Indians (5-0-2, 2-0-1 SWL) picked up their play in overtime, taking seven shots to Fruita’s one.

Avery Kuper gave the Wildcats (2-6, 1-2 SWL) a 1-0 lead with a goal on an assist by Cory Odom in the first half.

Nadiak evened the scored with a goal four minutes into the second half on an assist by Vijay Singh.


Montrose put up a fight in the third game, but it was too little, too late.

Fruita Monument (10-1, 2-0 SWL) held on to sweep the Indians 25-11, 25-13, 25-23 in a Southwestern League dual in Montrose.

Brooke Gaber led Montrose with six kills. Joslyn Jahnke had four blocks and Missy Harceg had 30 digs.

Fruita statistics weren’t available.


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