American Legion Baseball

Gene Taylor's routs Centaurus

Gene Taylor's American Legion baseball team improved to 17-9 with a pair of dominant wins Saturday in Lafayette, beating Centaurus 22-0 and 11-0.

In the first game, Grey Neal drove in six runs on three hits and scored three runs in the five-inning win. Ty Wytulka also had three hits, scored four runs and drove in one. Stevie Reynolds and Triston Norstrand each scored three runs. Half of the team's 22 runs came in the fifth inning.

Nolan Bynum threw all five innings, allowing only one hit and striking out six.

The second game went seven innings, but it was still controlled from the opening pitch by Gene Taylor's. Reynolds had three hits and scored twice. Wytulka, Christian Hafey, Cody Bellmire and Dylan Weaver each had two RBI.

Jack Mohler pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out nine.

Gene Taylor's faces Greeley West twice today before returning to the Grand Valley for four games at Palisade High School next week.

Diving

Hassan misses synchronized finals

Ammar Hassan and Youssef Selim failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 3-meter synchronized diving at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

Hassan, who will be a junior at Colorado Mesa and has won four NCAA Division II diving championships (1-meter, 3-meter), and Selim, who dives at Arizona State, scored 294.63 points to finish 22nd for Egypt. The top 12 teams reached the final.

Hassan hopes to compete in the 2020 Olympics for Egypt.

Tennis

W.S. Open draws posted Monday

Players entered in the Western Slope Open tennis tournament can find out their match times by going to the Elliott Tennis Center at Colorado Mesa from 8 a.m. until noon Monday through Thursday, or calling 248-1900 or 248-1901. The tournament begins Friday morning.

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