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Thursday's prep roundup: Doherty rallies to beat Liberty in softball

September 7, 2017 Updated: September 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm


Doherty 18, Liberty 10

At Liberty: Angelina Locriccio continued her torrid streak from the plate with five more hits as resurgent Doherty (5-5, 3-3 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) rallied to beat Liberty (1-4, 1-3).

The Spartans have won five straight since opening the season 0-5 - and Locriccio has been a big part of it.

The sophomore has hit in all 10 games and has 23 hits on the year, second most among all players in the 5A classification. Her five hits Thursday - four singles and a double - gives her multiple hits in her past seven games.

"If she gets on a roll she makes us go," said Doherty's Mike Berkey, the school's baseball coach who took over the struggling softball program this season. "She's seeing the ball really well and everything is jumping off her bat."

Locriccio drove in four runs, and Montana Spring and Madison O'Driscol each had three RBIs as the Spartans overcame a 6-0 deficit with 18 runs in the final five innings.

Doherty hasn't had a streak of five wins in at least nine years, according to MaxPreps' records.

"We started believing in ourselves," Berkey said. "Anybody that knows Doherty softball for the last couple of years, and I'll go with what I know, for the last six or seven years, the confidence just hasn't been there.

"Bad things are going to happen but we can get through it. Tonight was a prime example of that."

Allison Arronte had three hits and drove in three runs for Liberty. Morgan Ward and Carson Dunckley each had two RBIs.

Air Academy 10, Pueblo Centennial 0, 6 innings

At Air Academy: Cassidy Horn threw a three-hitter as Air Academy (5-4) beat Pueblo Centennial (4-6).

Amanda Smith homered, and Karsen Romines had three hits and drove in three for the Kadets, who have won three of their past four games.

Horn (3-1) struck out four and didn't issue a walk to earn her second straight victory.

Woodland Park 12, Harrison 11

At Woodland Park: Bailey Thrailkill and Lena Knapp each drove in two runs and Woodland Park (1-9, 1-0 4A CSML) scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Harrison (2-3, 0-1).

Harrison took an 11-8 lead into the final inning. Woodland Park's comeback heroics snapped a nine-game losing streak.

Mesa Ridge 22, Sierra 0, 3 innings

At Sierra: Rose Towne homered and drove in three runs as Mesa Ridge (4-2, 1-0 4A CSML) beat Sierra (1-7, 0-1) in three innings.

Breanna Compton and Katrina Robertson also had three RBIs, and Aubree Krupp had three hits and two RBIs for the Grizzlies, who improved to 2-0 on the road this season.

Robertson allowed one hit in three innings to earn the win.

Widefield 12, TCA 0

At TCA: Jocelyn Garcia hit her second home run of the season and drove in three runs as Widefield (3-4, 1-0 4A CSML) beat TCA (2-5, 0-1).

Hannah Hall, Dana Atencio and Faith Feil each added two RBIs for the Gladiators.

Alexa Valenzuela had two hits for the Titans.

Elizabeth 19, Mitchell 2, 4 innings

At Mitchell: Karisa Madrid had the lone hit for Mitchell (0-10, 0-1 4A CSML) in its loss to Elizabeth (5-4, 1-0).



Manitou Springs 7, Dolores Huerta Prep 1

At DHP: Cullen Cote scored three goals and had an assist, leading Manitou Springs (3-1) past DHP (0-1).

Jezreal Sommers added two goals in the win.

Canon City 1, Falcon 0

At Canon City: Garrett Walsworth scored his second goal of the year to lift Canon City (2-2) past Falcon (1-3).

Lane Abercrombie made 10 saves in the shutout for the Tigers.

Sierra 6, Evangelical Christian Academy 4

At ECA: Sierra (1-2) scored six times to beat ECA (0-2) and grab its first win of the season. Ben DeRuiter had two goals to pace the Eagles.

Mitchell 1, Pueblo West 0, 2OT

At Mitchell: Oscar Gallardo scored in the second overtime as Mitchell (3-1) beat Pueblo West (2-1).

Felix Justo had six saves for the Marauders.

Kent Denver 1, Colorado Springs Christian 0, 2OT

At Kent Denver: Max Hewitt scored in double overtime to lift Kent Denver (3-0) past CSCS (3-1).

The Lions couldn’t convert on eight shots on net.



Fountain-Fort Carson 3, Mitchell 0

At Mitchell: Fountain-Fort Carson (3-3) beat Mitchell (3-5), snapping a two-game losing streak for its third sweep of the season.

Cameron Jaworski had three aces and 11 digs to pace the Marauders.

Lewis-Palmer 3, Grandview 1

At Grandview: Lewis-Palmer improved to 3-0 under new coach Wade Baxter. Longtime coach Susan Odenbaugh stepped away in the offseason after the Rangers went 29-0 and won their third title in four years in 2016.

Rock Canyon 3, Cheyenne Mountain 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain's Kinley Coe had eight kills but Rock Canyon (6-1) swept the Indians (0-2). Cayla Owen added 15 digs in the loss.

Air Academy 3, TCA 1

At Air Academy: Air Academy (4-1) won for the fourth time in five games, while TCA dropped to 1-2.

Pueblo West 3, Canon City 0

At Canon City: Makenna Sawyer and Sydney Hutchison each had four kills as Canon City (1-3) lost to Pueblo West (1-0) for its third straight loss.

Tammie Chapman had 18 digs for the Tigers.

Pikes Peak Christian 3, Kiowa 2

At Pikes Peak Christian: Kyler Sweat had six kills and four aces as Pikes Peak Christian (5-2) beat Kiowa (1-1).

Anna Cagle added seven aces and 11 digs in the win.




Cheyenne Mountain 5, Liberty 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: Liberty (0-3) broke a scoring drought that had lasted since the middle of last season, but Sarah Parker's two goals lifted Cheyenne Mountain (2-2) to the victory.

Molly Gassman added a goal and an assist, and Maddie Lewis and Abby Timmins also scored for the Indians, who won their second game of the season.

Tina Bomberg scored the first goal in eight games for Liberty. Their previous score came in a 1-0 victory over Arapahoe on Sept. 29, 2016.



Scorpion Invitational

At Springs Ranch Golf Club: Discovery Canyon's Luke Trujillo shot 2-under-par 69 to win the Sand Creek Scorpion Invitational.

Trujillo, the defending 4A champion, had five birdies and was two shots under par after nine holes.

Palmer Ridge's Elijah Harp shot a 74 and Discovery Canyon's Caleb Blackburn shot 76.

The Bears had all four golfers finish inside the top six.

Pine Creek Invitational

At Pine Creek Golf Club: Liberty's Brandon Bervig shot 1-over-par 73 as the Lancers rolled to a team title.

Bervig had an eagle around three bogeys in his first six holes. Then he went on to par the final 12 to win the title by four strokes over teammate Lucas Howell, who shot a 77.

Pine Creek's Luke Doyle was third at 79 and TCA's Tyler Trogstad and Avery Henderson tied for fourth at 80.



Pine Creek 5, Lakewood 2

At Pine Creek: Bradley Ma beat Michael Bennett 6-1, 6-0 in straight sets in the No. 1 singles match. No. 2 singles player Luke Miller and No. 3 Kyle Ma also had wins for the Eagles.

Lewis-Palmer 7, Thornton 0

At Lewis-Palmer: Tanner Colson beat Bao Nguyen 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles match as L-P beat Thornton. The Rangers lost just three games over seven matches.

Widefield 4, Sand Creek 3

At Widefield: No. 2 singles player Nic Just and No. 3 Ethan Bower won their singles matches as Widefield beat Sand Creek. Terrence Jones won the No. 1 singles match for Sand Creek.

Doherty 7, Fountain Valley 0

At Doherty: Caleb Laurence beat Owen Rask 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 1 singles match as Doherty beat Fountain Valley.

No. 2 singles player Kyle Stearns and No 3 Dominic Manzo also had wins for the Spartans.

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