Prep Baseball

Six-run fourth propels Grand Junction to win

One big inning was all it took Thursday for Grand Junction to win in the Coach Bob National Invitational in Phoenix.

Trailing 1-0 entering the top of the fourth, the Tigers (5-4), scored six runs and cruised from there to a 6-1 victory over Sutter, California.

Jon Christensen had the big hit in the inning for Grand Junction, a bases-clearing, three-run triple.

Once the Tigers took the lead, Zac Coleman shut the door. The junior pitcher was dominant, allowing only two hits and striking out 11 in the complete-game effort.

Clinton, Oklahoma 8, Central 3: Central took a 2-1 lead in the third inning, but Clinton scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning to take control.

Triston Nostrand had a tough day on the mound, allowing five runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched. Norstrand walked three, hit two batters and struck out two.

Riley Roper had two of the five hits for Central (5-4), and also had one RBI.

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