Bruin nine wins three
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:20 am
Cedaredge High School's baseball team ended the regular season with a win over visiting Aspen on May 2 and then won a doubleheader in New Castle with Coal Ridge on May 6, 3-2 and 12-2.
Most of the game against Aspen was close until the sixth inning when the Bruins erupted for eight runs to seal the 10-1 win.
Aspen struck first in the second inning with the Bruins tying the game in the bottom half of the frame. A hit batter, Sam Dresser, made his way into scoring position and scored on a throwing error by the Bruins. Cedaredge's score came after Christian Reynolds opened the inning with a double and a Pedro Madaleno single drove him home.
The Bruins scored once in the fourth after Reynolds was issued a walk and Chris Lindley sent him (Reynolds) home after being hit by a pitch.
The Bruins put the game away in the sixth with five hits, four passed balls, four walks and an error which eventually led to eight Cedaredge runs being scored.
Chase Meyers paced Cedaredge's offense with two hits, scored two runs, hit a double and knocked in three of the 10 Bruin runs.
Jacob Lewis was on the hill for the win working seven innings while giving up just two hits and one run and striking out 12 Skiers along the way. Tom Rybak and Trey Thorpe had one hit apiece for Aspen.
Game one against the Titans in New Castle was a close battle all the way. Coal Ridge held a 1-0 lead up to the fourth inning where the Bruins scored twice to take a 2-1 lead. Another run in the fifth upped Cedaredge's lead to 3-1. The Titans went scoreless in the fifth and sixth innings before adding a run in the bottom of the seventh to fall short, 3-2.
Brandon O'Hern was the hitting leader for Cedaredge in game one with two hits in three at bats, including a home run, and driving in two runs.
Lewis was, again, the winning pitcher for Cedaredge with seven innings of work, allowing nine hits and two runs and striking out seven batters. Lewis improved his season mark to 6-0.
Pedro Madaleno was listed as the winner in game two against Coal Ridge, evening his season record at 1-1.
The Bruins scored seven runs to lead 7-0 heading to the third inning. Coal Ridge scored twice and was blanked the rest of the way while the Bruins added five more runs in the fifth to end the game via the 10-run rule when Coal Ridge failed to score in the bottom of the fifth.
Lindley had two hits, scored twice, hit a double and drove in four runs for the Bruins. Lewis also had two hits and finished with two RBIs.
Cedaredge awaits the pairings in first-round playoff action, which will be announced May 10. The Bruins finished the regular season with a 7-2 slate in 3A WSL play and had a 14-5 overall record and is 16th in RPI standings.