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Gazette Premium Content Baseball: Florence and Peyton both fall in tournament playState baseball roundup: Florence, Peyton fall in openers

By Scott Kaniewski Published: May 16, 2014

State baseball roundup from teams around the Pikes Peak region.

Postseason tournaments

3A state tournament

At Greeley: Florence did not fare well in its opening game of the state tournament, and that's putting it mildly. The Huskies (14-8) were beaten in five innings, as perennial powerhouse Holy Family (21-1) pounded out 27 runs on Friday at Butch Butler Field to win 27-3.

No stats were provided.

Florence must win Saturday to extend its season in the double-elimination tournament. The Huskies play Kent Denver at Butch Butler Field at 10 a.m. Kent Denver fell to Faith Christian 4-0.

If the Huskies can get past the Sun Devils, they would play Lamar at 12:30 p.m.

The Huskies got into the tournament by beating Sterling and The Classical Academy in last week's Class 3A District 6 tourney.

2A regional tournament

At Pueblo: Peyton (16-6) didn't fare much better than Florence, falling to Denver Christian 17-1 in five innings. But unlike the Huskies, the Panthers' season came to an end.

The Panthers scored a run in the top of the first and then watched as the Crusaders (16-7) scored the next 17 to end the game early because of the 10-run rule.

Denver Christian starter Tate Kastens scattered three hits and three walks, while striking out nine to notch the victory.

Chandler Van Dyke and Colton Harguth each pounded out three hits for the Crusaders, with Harguth doubling twice and driving in a game-high five runs. He scored four more, giving him a hand in nine of the 17 runs.

Kastens also scored four runs and Van Dyke drove in two and tripled.

Peyton had not entered stats by the time this edition went to press.

The Panthers finished the season as Black Forest runners-up. They also were runners-up in district play, coming up short in both league and district to Kiowa.

Scott Kaniewski, The Gazette

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