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Gazette Premium Content Thursday's prep roundup: Harris earns win for F-FC against Gateway

By Scott Kaniewski Published: March 27, 2014

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Fountain-Fort Carson 11, Gateway 3

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Cooper Harris held Gateway (0-7) to five hits and two unearned runs over five innings and Joe Belarde tripled twice and drove in four runs in the Fountain-Fort Carson (3-2) victory on Thursday.

The Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Trojans had four other players drive in runs, including Josh Sanchez, who went 3 for 4 and scored two runs.

Dillon Daignault and Austin Powell also scored two runs each.

Harris struck out five, giving up both runs in his final inning of work.

 

Air Academy 10, Hillsboro (Ore.) 10

At Arizona: Air Academy (3-2-1) built a 10- 3 lead after four innings, but gave up seven runs over the last three innings to see the lead completely vanish in the Kadets finale at the Coach Bob National Invitational.

Hillsboro (3-2-1) scored a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and four in its last at-bat.

Brian Singleton blew the save, surrendering four earned runs in 2/3 of an inning of the bottom of the seventh.

Vance Harper went 2 for four with two doubles, four runs batted in and two runs scored. Jeremy Hochmuth tripled in a run and scored twice. Noah McConnell had a pair of hits and drove in two runs.

The Kadets finished the prestigious tournament with a record of 1-2-1. They'll return to Pikes Peak Athletic Conference play April 10 at Falcon.

 

Mountain Ridge (Ariz.) 8, Palmer Ridge 3

At Phoenix: Mountain Ridge (10-5-1) scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back against Palmer Ridge (4-2).

The Bears cut the lead to three when Carter Thorne hit a three-run homer in the top of the sixth, but the Bears gave the runs right back in the bottom half of the inning.

Palmer Ridge has a league showdown with Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday.

 

Mingus (Ariz.) 21, Widefield 1 (5 innings)

At Arizona: Mingus (13-2-1) scored in every inning, including 19 runs over the final three, to blow out Widefield (3-5) in a game that was called after the fifth due to the 10-run rule.

The Gladiators committed five errors in the game.

 

Sand Creek 32, Sierra 2 (5 innings)

At Sand Creek: Sand Creek (1-3) opened its tournament with a five-inning win -- its first victory of the season -- over Sierra (1-4-1).

The Scorpions entered the fifth with a 10-2 lead and then added 22 runs. Ten players drove in at least two runs for the Scorpions, led by Keenan Morgan's five-RBI performance. The senior went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and five runs scored.

Tyler Meyers went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, a double, triple and two runs scored, while Joe Tino, Beau Mullins and Parker Herring also drove in three runs each. 

Sand Creek plays Kiowa in the tournament on Friday, while Sierra has the day off. 

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