Published: March 17, 2014
Lewis-Palmer 20, Cheyenne Mountain 5
At Cheyenne Mountain: Not a bad way to open the season.
Paul Tillotson homered in his first at-bat, Lewis-Palmer scored seven runs in the first and Ben Stinson turned two double plays in the first four innings, as the Rangers (1-0, 1-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) pounced all over Cheyenne Mountain early.
Tillotson, L-P's starter on the mound, helped himself early with a two-run homer. The Rangers added five more in the top half of the first, then scored another seven in the third.
"It was a surprise," Lewis-Palmer coach Tom McCabe said. "Cheyenne Mountain is always tough. I thought we could compete with them. I never would've guessed that score would turn out the way it was."
Carson Haws went 3 for 4, homered, doubled, drove in four and scored three times. Colin Cicere went 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a pair of doubles. Conner Weeth drove in three on three hits, including a pair of doubles.
"The boys did a really good job," McCabe said. "They executed the game plan we were working on and it paid off."
The two teams meet again, this time at Lewis-Palmer, on Thursday.
Jordan Biebef surrendered eight runs - two earned - in 12/3 innings for the Indians, who were also making their season debut.
Cheyenne Mountain scored one in the fourth and four in the fifth, but by then it was too late. Nic Lacayo went 3 for 3 with a double and RBI.
Falcon 17, Vista Ridge 0
At Falcon: Falcon (3-0) scored 12 runs in the first inning and cruised to the five-inning victory over Vista Ridge (2-3) on Monday.
The game was called because of the 10-run rule.
Junior Trevor Alexander homered, drove in five runs and scored three times to lead the Falcons. Benjamin McDowell went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and four runs scored and Jeff Vela drove in three and doubled.
Bailey Flores was credited with the win. He went three innings, struck out four, walked three and held the Wolves to one hit.
Mountain Vista 18, Liberty 3
At Liberty: Mountain Vista (1-1) jumped out to an 11-0 lead after two innings and never looked back against Liberty (0-4) on Monday, as the Lancers continue to search for their first win.
Kyle Simon went 12/3 innings, giving up 11 runs (four earned) on six hits and six walks. Hunter Helis also struggled, giving up five earned runs in 1/3 innings.
Tyler Leasure drove in a run for the Lancers, while Brennen Sinchak went 2 for 3 with a run and a double.
Eaton 13, St. Mary's 3
At Eaton: Two innings after St. Mary's (1-1) rallied against last year's state runner-up, the wheels came off.
The Pirates surrendered 10 runs over the fifth and sixth innings, and Eaton (2-0) ran away as the game was called because of the 10-run rule.
Ian Manzo held the Reds to three runs over four innings, striking out six and giving up five hits. That allowed the Pirates to scored three runs in the top of the third to even the score at 3, thanks to a two-run double from Nathan Pierce.
But Kenny Slominski gave up 10 runs - five earned - as the Pirates committed three errors.
"They're the type of team that will capitalize on you," St. Mary's coach Bill Percy said. "You make one mistake and they'll make you pay for it."
Elbert 13, Pikes Peak Chr. 2
At Pikes Peak Chr.: Clinging to a one-run lead, Elbert (0-1) blew things open with an 11-inning fifth to defeat Pikes Peak Christian (0-1) in both teams' opener.
The Eagles led briefly when they scored in the bottom of the first. But the Bulldogs answered with two in the top of the second to lead the rest of the way.
Cheyenne Mountain 7, Valor Chr., 0
At Valor Chr.: Cheyenne Mountain swept every match, led by Jessica Metz at No. 3 singles, who won 6-2, 6-0.
No. 1 singles Kalyssa Hall defeated Alex Middleton 6-2, 7-5. Daniella Adamczyk held off Meghan Beer 7-6 (4), 6-3.
SkyView Academy 4, Woodland Park 3 (OT)
At SkyView: Woodland Park (1-2) blew a three-goal lead after the first half to fall to SkyView Academy (3-0-1) in overtime.
The Hawks scored five minutes into overtime to end the game.
Jenny Sells, Morghan Sieracki and Olivia Shaw scored in the first half for the Panthers. But SkyView Academy answered with two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half and the game-tying goal in the final minute.
Columbine 3, Liberty 2 (OT)
At Columbine: Carley Fraser, Amanda Porter and Kelcey Cavarra scored to lead Columbine past Liberty in overtime.
The Lancers scored two in the first half to take a 2-1 lead at the break.
But Columbine rallied to tie in the second half before getting the winner in overtime.
Palmer 3, Vista Ridge 0
At Vista Ridge: Madison Wiegand-Brown scored twice and Janessa Hill once to lead Palmer (1-1) to its first win of the season.
Jenna Hartley assisted on two of the three goals to help the Terrors notch the shutout over Vista Ridge (2-3).
Pine Creek 11, Douglas County 9
At Douglas County: Pine Creek's historic victory came in shocking fashion.
Playing its inaugural varsity season, Pine Creek (1-1) scored five times in the fourth quarter to rally from a two-goal deficit against Douglas County (1-1).
Pine Creek trailed 4-2 after the first quarter and 4-3 at the half. The Eagles scored three times in the third, but found themselves down 8-6 going into the final period.
No stats were reported by Pine Creek at press time.
Lewis-Palmer 11, Valor Chr. 10 (OT)
At Valor Chr: Grant Helwig notched a hat trick and three other players scored twice to lead Lewis-Palmer (2-2) past Valor Christian (0-1) in overtime.
Nick Bopp, Andrew Back and Dmitri Smith each notched a pair of goals for the Rangers. Goalie Grant Osterlund made 21 saves in the win.