Bruins 2-2 in baseball play
By Wayne Crick
Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 9:33 am
Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge's Chase Meyers goes headfirst into home plate to score a run against the Pirates on March 15 in Olathe. Waiting to make the safe call is umpire Kirby Clock. Cedaredge broke open a 3-2 ball game to outscore the Pirates 22-5.
Two of four Cedaredge High School's baseball games last week were wins, moving the Bruins' record to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in 2A District 2 play.
Cedaredge knocked off Olathe's Pirates, 22-5, on March 15 to start last week's action.
A trip to Ignacio for tournament play on March 18 resulted in a 10-9 loss to Buena Vista in game one.
The Bruins' second game in tournament play was a 19-14 win over Dolores. A final game with host Ignacio was a five-inning affair resulting in a 19-9 loss for Cedaredge.
Bruins 22, Pirates 5
This non-conference contest was played in Olathe in cool and windy conditions. The Bruins took a 3-1 lead to the fourth inning.
Olathe plated a run in the bottom of the fourth cutting the Bruins' lead to 3-2.
Cedaredge had a strong fifth frame which produced an eight-run spurt that elevated the Bruins' lead to 11-3 heading to the sixth inning.
Cedaredge's bats were still hot from the previous inning and the Bruins put them to good use by scoring 11 more runs in the top of the sixth for a 22-3 lead. Olathe scored twice in its half of the inning but had too little and too late in a 22-5 loss.
Sophomore Chase Meyers was 1-3 with a double that helped him generate a four-RBI day. He also scored three runs for the Bruins.
Chris Lindley was 1-5 with two RBIs and scored three runs himself. Peter Carlson had two hits in four at bats and knocked in a pair of runs.
Colton Hoerr had a two-RBI day as well on one hit in four at bats. Tristan Waddell recorded a three-RBI afternoon in a game that produced 16 RBIs for the Bruins.
Tre' Labossiere earned the win for Cedaredge and Rafael Nieto took the loss for Olathe.
Demons 10, Bruins 9
Each team scored twice in the first inning. Buena Vista took a 4-2 lead after two innings of play and built an 8-2 lead heading into seventh-inning action.
Cedaredge found where its bats had been hiding for five innings and scored seven runs for a 9-8 lead with the Demons coming to bat.
Buena Vista's offense found enough offense to muster two runs and a 10-9 win.
Cedaredge finished the game with 16 hits and the Demons had 17.
Jack Baroni was 2-for-3, with a triple, for the Demons and knocked in three runs. Denver Hargrove had two hits and two RBIs while teammate Jordan Yates had a two-RBI game on a 1-3 day at the plate.
Bruins 19, Bears 14
Cedaredge used a 4-2 first inning to take a lead it would never relinquish. Another two runs in the second and four more in the third set the Bruins up with a 10-6 lead.
Cedaredge outscored the Bears 5-2 in the fourth inning but faltered in the sixth when Dolores put up four runs to trim the Bruins' lead to 16-13.
The Bruins iced the game with a 3-1 advantage in the seventh inning and a 19-14 victory.
Lindley and Waddell had big games for Cedaredge. Lindley was 3-for-5, with a double and a triple, and drove home three runs while scoring two times himself. Waddell was as productive with a 2-for-3 day, including a triple, and three RBIs, plus a three-run day for himself.
Labossiere had two RBIs on a 2-for-6 day that included a triple.
Chase Meyers had an RBI and a 3-for-5 day with the bat.
Bobcats 19, Bruins 9
Both teams scored runs in the opening inning, with Ignacio taking a 3-0 lead.
Matters worsened in the second inning as Ignacio scored another three runs while the Bruins' bats were silenced.
Another five runs for Ignacio in the third upped the Bobcats' lead to 6-1. The worst was yet to come, however. Ignacio, after the Bruins had scored four runs in the top half of the fourth inning, exploded for eight runs and a 19-5 lead.
The Bruins managed to plate four more runs in the fifth inning but fell one run short of extending the game in a 19-9 final.
Pedro Madaleno led an eight-hit attack for Cedaredge with two hits in three at bats. Madaleno had a double and two RBIs for the Bruins. Lindley had a triple and an RBI while Peter Carlson and Jacob Ostrom recorded two RBIs each.
Labossiere took the loss for Cedaredge.
Cedaredge, after facing Aspen on March 22, is slated to play a doubleheader at Meeker on April 2, with the first game set for 11 a.m.
The second game is to follow as soon as the field is made ready for play by ground crews.