Published: August 27, 2013
Rampart 13, Mesa Ridge 11
At Rampart: After falling behind 4-0 in the first inning, Rampart scored eight times in the second and five more in the fifth to take a 13-4 lead. Mesa Ridge would answer with five in the sixth and two in the seventh to make it interesting.
Kara Jones led the Rampart offense, going 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Alyssa McDowell pitched all seven innings for the Rams (2-1), giving up seven earned runs and striking out five.
No stats were reported for Mesa Ridge (0-5).
Doherty 15, Coronado 7
At Coronado: Doherty jumped out in front 5-0 in the first inning and added seven more runs in the fifth to blow the game open.
Becky Miller and Shelby Muilenburg each had two hits and two RBIs for Doherty (2-1), while pitcher Breanna Brettschneider gave up three earned runs and struck out six in seven innings.
Brianna Beatie went 3 for 5 with two doubles and an RBI to lead Coronado (1-2).
Cheyenne Mountain 20, Mitchell 0 (4 innings)
At Mitchell: The Indians scored at least three runs in all four innings, including seven in the third. Emily Montana had three RBIs and Bridget Gleason added two RBIs for Cheyenne Mountain (3-0). Gleason also pitched four innings, giving up only one hit and striking out eight.
The Marauders (1-1) committed seven errors in the game, which led to 14 unearned runs.
Rocky Mountain 13, Fountain-Fort Carson 1 (5 innings)
At F-FC: The Lobos scored seven times in the third off Fountain-Fort Carson freshman starting pitcher Corrina Porras.
Valeria Mendoza had the only two hits of the game for the Trojans (0-3).
Dakota Ridge 12, Liberty 0
At Dakota Ridge: No stats were provided.
Fountain Valley 5,
Pueblo South 2
At Fountain Valley: No. 2 singles Kyohei Takiya was the only member of the Danes' singles trio to record a win, defeating Pueblo South's Mark Madic 6-2, 6-0.
"Kyohei has had a sore hand, but he came out and played really well," Fountain Valley coach Randy Jones said. "He had a blister on the palm of his hand, but looked good today, as did our No. 1 doubles team. I think we're looking pretty good and we're looking better than last year."
The Danes won three matches by forfeit because the Colts didn't have enough players.
Widefield 4, Canon City 3
At Widefield: The Gladiators edged the Tigers by winning two of the three singles matches, including freshman No. 1 singles player Marcos Salazar winning in straight sets. No.?3 singles player Nick Scholl also won in two sets for Widefield.
The No. 1 doubles team of Devyn Taijeron and Dekota Bustamantes and No. 3 doubles players Hunter Johnson and Rashad McKinney picked up crucial wins for Widefield, which improved to 3-0 in duels.
No stats were reported for Canon City.
Palmer 7, Mitchell 0
At Palmer: Palmer No. 1 singles Drew Dickey and No. 2 singles Weiliang Sun each picked up straight-set victories.
The Terrors' No. 1 doubles team of Connor Grantz and Jacob Briggs and No. 2 doubles pair of Alex Dickey and Jack Laird each picked up wins as well.
At Mesa Ridge: Mesa Ridge's No. 1 doubles team of Jake Grotelueschen and Sabin Eubanks won in straight sets, as did No. 4 doubles players Troy Pond and Bradley Czosnyka.
The Grizzlies were swept 3-0 in singles competition and lost the other two doubles matches in three sets.
JUSTIN SHAW, THE GAZETTE