Rampart 7, Palmer 4
At Rampart: Steady bats and defense allowing only four runs from 11 hits helped Rampart (7-2) best Palmer (3-7) Tuesday in 5A Colorado Springs Metro Conference action.
Rams junior Kara Jones went 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI and a double. Senior Michaela Schumacher went 2 for 3, as did sophomore Madison Gerchow, each of whom drove in an RBI. Gerchow also came up with a two-base hit. Senior Amy Watkins also went 2 for 3 at the dish.
Alyssa McDowell minded the mound for Rampart for the full game. The sophomore booked six strikeouts, had three earned runs and allowed one double off the Terrors' lineup.
Palmer stats were not reported.
Pine Creek 11, Sand Creek 1
At Pine Creek: Pine Creek (7-2) continued to show strength against Pikes Peak area teams with another win on its home field, this time over Sand Creek (1-6) Tuesday for nonconference action.
Pine Creek's bats produced all over the lineup and around the bags against the Scorpions. Leigh Taylor went 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI. Alexis Martinez hit an RBI triple and stole two bases. Kayla Boyd went 2 for 3 at the plate. Stephanie Warhoe had two stolen bases. Genevieve Ujlacky went 2 for 3 with three RBI, and Anne Carberry had an RBI double on the day.
Sand Creek's lineup was only able to come up with one hit against Eagles pitchers Michaela Wren, who was credited with the win, and Brittany Carson. The Scorpions however booked 10 errors before the day was out, allowing Pine Creek to capitalize with seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings alone, closing the book on Sand Creek with the run rule.
Pine Creek and Sand Creek face each other again in tournament action Friday in Pueblo.
Mesa Ridge 13, Coronado 7
At Coronado: Mesa Ridge (1-5) picked up its first win of the season despite having 10 errors and giving up seven runs in three innings Tuesday against host Coronado (1-4) for 4A Colorado Springs Metro Conference play.
The Grizzlies' Corlinda Roberts went 2 for4 at the plate with an RBI and a double. Karissa Desbouillons was 3 for 4 with two RBI's and a two-base hit as well. Anna Stachitus and Megan Morgan each drove in two runs as well.
For Coronado, Kaitlyn Soulier went 2 for 4 at the dish with two RBI's and a double. Kamarie Gonzales had a two RBI single.
Widefield 16, Mitchell 3
At Mitchell: Mitchell (1-3) took a licking against visiting Widefield (2-4) after the Gladiators put up 11 hits and only one error Tuesday, making it difficult for the Marauders to come back from Widefield's 14 runs in the first three innings.
Keeping Widefield from scoring position proved difficult given four of its bats each connected for a double including Ashley Menini (1 for 4 at bat), Jillian Ruby (1 for 1), Alyson McAdoo (2 for 2) and Erica Rosario (2 for 2). Ruby drove in three runs. McAdoo brought in two.
Gladiators sophomore Zoey Stealey proved herself to be aptly named having stolen two bases.
Senior pitcher Makenna Johnson threw five innings for Widefield before the run rule kicked in. She finished with seven strikeouts and one earned run. She allowed five hits and lost the count once.
Mitchell's Christiana Lieberman went 1 for 2 with two RBI's. Josefine Rodriguez came up with a triple having gone 2-3 on the day.
Highlands Ranch 7, Air Academy 1
At Air Academy: It was a tough outing for Air Academy (2-4) as it played host to Highlands Ranch (2-0) Tuesday for nonconference action. Kadets freshman Julia Elibert had a breakout game, however, having hit 3 for 3 with an RBI, a double and a home run.
Senior Marlissa Wingett also connected for a double, going 1 for 3.
No Highlands Ranch stats were reported.
Cheyenne Mountain 10, Doherty 4
At Doherty: Cheyenne Mountain (4-0) continued its win streak this time over host Doherty (3-2) Tuesday in non-conference action.
The Spartans had a tough time coming back from its 10 errors. However, at bat, senior Hannah Apodaca produced an RBI home run, and senior Breanna Brettschneider went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Cheyenne Mountain stats were not reported.
Harrison 4, Pueblo County 2
At Harrison: Junior Jose Loa's two goals helped lift Harrison (1-1) to a 4-2 final over visiting Pueblo County (0-2) Tuesday during non-conference play.
Aided by Jorge Galaraza and Omar Gavino, both freshman, the Panthers notched its first win of the season. Junior Jorge Zarate was credited with an assist.
In goal, sophomore keeper Victor Gallegos came up with five saves in his 80 minutes between the pipes.
The Panthers follow up with another home square off Thursday against visiting Elizabeth.
Rampart 4, Vista Ridge 2
At Rampart: The Rams (3-0) begin an undefeated streak after defeating visitor Vista Ridge (0-3) by a 4-2 final Tuesday at D-20 Stadium for Rampart's second home win of the season.
Rams junior Brendan Reich got one on the scoreboard first with an assist to sophomore Cody Roth in the sixth minute of the first half. The Wolves' junior Cristian Alavado answered back in the 25th minute on an assist from freshman Joel Walker.
Junior Kyle Creapo snuck one past the pipes with less than two minutes left in the half, assisted by senior Evan Burtshi, to give Rampart a 2-1 lead going into halftime.
Creapo struck less than two minutes into the second period on an assisted by sophomore Mario Mandel to push the Rams up 3-1. Alvado kept Vista Ridge in it with another goal, assisted by senior captain Alex Cooper, in the 11th minute of the half.
It was Burtshi however in the 20th minute who had the go-ahead goal, unassisted, which led the Rams into the 4-2 final.
In goal, sophomore Salvador Estrada finished with 18 saves from Rampart's 22 shots on goal. The Rams' Shane Parker, a sophomore, kept 10 shots out of the net.
Woodland Park 3, Elizabeth 3
At Elizabeth: 80 minutes wasn't enough to decide this non-conference roust against visiting Woodland Park (0-1-1) and host Elizabeth (0-1-1) Tuesday, leaving both teams hunting for its first win of the season after a 3-3 tie.
Giacomo Bottinelli stood out for the Panthers having scored one goal and assisted two others. Aurelio Castro put two shots between the pipes for Woodland Park.
Elizabeth stats were not reported.
Doherty 1, Heritage 1
At Doherty: After having lost to Heritage (0-1-1) the past three years, Doherty (2-0-1) came up with a tie this time against the visiting Eagles for nonconference competition.
"It was a good draw," Doherty coach Jon Shub said. "Being able to get out in front of them and pull a lead shows a little bit of improvement from our boys."
Doherty had the first goal of the night in the second period on a shot from Anthony Acosta. Although both teams struggled to find their legs and maintain togetherness, Shub said, the Spartans' flexibility is what pleased him the most.
"We have some kids playing positions they aren't accustomed to and some roles they aren't accustomed to," the coach said. "Once we found the back of the net, things started to click for us."
Wind and rain stepped in late in the game, allowing Heritage to capitalize on an answering goal from Nicholas Gilida in the 37th minute of the second period, tying the game 1-1.
Helping Doherty tie Heritage for the first time in for years was goalkeeper Nick Pallisco who had 10 saves in 80 minutes between the pipes.
Manitou Springs 3, Florence 0
At Florence: Manitou Springs (2-0) put away Florence (0-2) during 3A Tri-Peak West Conference action Tuesday in three games 25-12, 25-21, 25-3.
Although the Mustangs stumbled a bit in the second, they tightened up their game to dominate the third and deciding game. Manitou Springs coach Carol Benedict said the facets of what the Mustangs need to focus on are easily defined.
"Consistency, ball control, spreading the sets around and playing more as a team," she said. "That's so people can't key in on our two strong hitters."
The Mustangs' leading hitters against Florence as well was Katie McKiel and Nicole Mack, both sophomores. Mack finished with 12 kills, while McKiel had nine. Angala Jensen assisted 18.
Up front, Riley Witham and McKenzi Petricko each had seven blocks for Manitou Springs, while in back Sydney Brooks had five digs. Mack had four.
McKiel was also impressive from the line. She put 20 serves for points in the books during the third game, six of which were aces.
Colorado Springs Christian 3, Buena Vista 0
At CSCS: Colorado Springs Christian (1-0) put up its first win of the season Tuesday against visitor Buena Vista (1-1) with a ton of killing from Abby Skrastins and captain Maddy Stephens, each of whom had 12 kills for the Lions.
Although the Demons put up a fight in the 3A Tri-Peaks West Conference match up, scoring more than 20 points in the second and third games, CSCS sent Buena Vista home with its first loss of the year 25-17, 25-21, 25-20.
Lions freshman Cassie Davis was credited with 26 assists and 10 digs. Skrastins also booked five blocks and 14 digs. Jordan Diamonds also dug out 14 from the back and had four aces from the line.
Buena Vista stats were not reported.
Mesa Ridge 3, Vista Ridge 0
At Vista Ridge: Venessa Itugbu was strong at the net in both directions for Mesa Ridge (1-0) during their first win of the season against host Vista Ridge (1-1) during non-conference action Tuesday. She finished finished with eight kills and four blocks, leading the team in both categories.
Junior Jordan Hoffman also seemed to be everywhere with 26 service attempts which returned 21 points including seven aces. She also had five digs in back. Senior Aeryn Quintana led in digs against Vista Ridge's attackers with six.
For the Wolves, junior Rebekah Feola led in kills with eight as well. Senior Kaitlyn Monck had 11 assists. Freshman Kaitlyn Babauta had 14 digs out of the back.
La Junta 3, St. Mary's 2
At St. Mary's: St. Mary's (0-2) put up a five-game fight against visiting La Junta (1-2) but couldn't come up with its first win of the season Tuesday in non-conference action.
The Pirates' junior Katie Whitelaw was shining star on offense with 20 kills. Senior Mollie Schreck also made the Tigers' defense work with 17 kills. She also had five blocks. Freshman Taralynn Sweeney had 41 assists.
In back, the St. Mary's back line earned their stripes. Freshman Emily Broerman came up with 35 digs. Whitelaw had 25, Sweeney 21 and senior Jessica Spillman had 19.
Broerman and Sweeney each had four aces from the line.
La Junta stats were not reported.