Two big innings help ‘Dogs rout Demons
Palisade scored six runs in the second inning and seven runs in the third as the Bulldogs routed Glenwood Springs 15-1 at Suplizio Field on Wednesday.
Troy Levinson led a 15-hit attack with three hits, including two doubles, and Easton Woods added three hits and joined Levinson in scoring three times. Caden Woods drove in four runs on his two hits, which included a double, and Cameron Campbell’s lone hit was a big one: a two-run home run.
Bulldogs starting pitcher Cody Higman threw the first three innings to earn the win, striking out six and walking none. Tass Crow and Devin Lucero each tossed an inning of scoreless, hitless relief.
“We finally put our pitching and hitting together,” said Palisade coach Steve Moore, whose team improved to 6-2, 4-0 4A Western Slope League.
The Demons dropped to 2-4, 0-1.
Grand Junction dominated throughout as the Tigers defeated Glenwood Springs 12-0.
Stephen Foster scored three goals and added two assists to lead Grand Junction (5-3, 4-0 Mountain Lacrosse League), Scott Foster and Luke Dohm each had two goals and two assists, and Paul Dohm and Kris States each scored two goals. Goalie Kolton Flick had to make only one save to record the shutout.
Tigers coach James States said his team did a great job of ball control.
“Offensively, they were really in sync,” he said. “We really controlled the clock and the tempo of the game.”
A disastrous second half doomed Fruita Monument (2-4) in a 15-10 loss at Battle Mountain.
After playing to a 7-7 tie at the half, Battle Mountain dominated the second half to pick up the win.
Fruita Monument coach Mark Twardowski said he was disappointed how his team played in the second half.
“We played a great first half, and then we got rocked in the second half. We gave up a lot of goals that we shouldn’t have,” he said.
Alyssa Urban led the Wildcats with five goals, and Lindsey Burenheide added another three for the Wildcats.