Timely hit helps Central get past Golden in Bill Fanning Classic

Kyle Brown hit a out-one single to score Dylan Begg from second base Friday as the Central High School baseball team defeated Golden 3-2 in the second round of the Bill Fanning Classic at Canyon View Park.

Central (1-1) scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 2-1 lead, but Golden (0-2) tied the game in the top of the sixth.

Begg led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and stole second. Brown then hit a ground ball up the middle for the winning RBI.

Scott Clow pitched six innings of three-hit ball for Central. Dane Barsland came on in relief in the top of the seventh and shut the Demons down, getting the victory.

Clow helped his cause by going 2 for 4 at the plate.

Fruita Monument 9, Elizabeth 2

Ryan Mixon did a little bit of everything for the Wildcats.

Mixon went 2 for 4 with two RBI and threw three scoreless, hitless innings of relief to help Fruita Monument defeat Elizabeth at Suplizio Field.

Mixon replaced starting pitcher Cody Rahmann, who allowed the two runs but struck out seven batters in four innings of work.

“I thought we pitched really well today,” Fruita Monument coach Ray McLennan said. “Both Cody and Ryan threw strikes and pitched smartly.”

Rahmann kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard in the first three innings, which allowed Fruita Monument to build a 5-0 lead. After Trevor Simmons hit a two-run double to cut the lead to 5-2, Fruita’s JJ Russo answered the next inning with an RBI triple that scored
Shannon Reynolds.

Rex Clemons added an RBI double in the fifth inning and was driven in by David Witsken a few batters later.

“Today we were able to get the sticks going,” Clemons said. “We like to win and that is what we are going to try and do.”

Fruita finishes its Bill Fanning Classic against Golden today at 1 p.m. at Canyon View Park.

Montrose 5, woodland Park 1

Jeremy Storter threw a complete game to propel the Indians to a win in their only game of the Fanning Classic. Storter, a junior, had nine strikeouts and gave up no walks.

“We executed today,” Montrose coach Landon Wareham said. “Offensively it was nothing spectacular, we were just able to get some timely hits.”


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