Cedaredge's Bruins got back on the winning side of the ledger with a doubleheader sweep over Roaring Fork in Carbondale. Cedaredge won game one 13-1 and finished the day with a 12-2 victory. The wins improve Cedaredge's record to 8-1 and has them on top of the 3A WSL.
Rifle is shown in the second spot at 6-1 and 7-1 while Hotchkiss is 5-2 and 6-2 following a split with Olathe over the weekend.
Bruins 13, Rams 1
A quick start in game one helped propel the Bruins to their lopsided win. A six-run first inning always helps and a solid defense makes it even better.
After scoring another run in the second inning, the Bruins took a 7-0 lead into the fourth. Two runs in the top of the fourth gave Cedaredge a 9-0 lead with the Rams coming to bat. A single run in the bottom of the inning cut the Bruins' lead to 9-1.
Both defenses kept runs off the scoreboard for the next two innings.
A four-run spurt in the seventh inning ended the game's scoring with Cedaredge claiming the 13-1 league victory.
The Bruins scored their 13 runs on 12 hits and help from four Roaring Fork errors.
Peter Williamson led the way for Cedaredge with three hits while teammates Sterling Rose and Aaron Henrie collected two hits each. Sam Williamson and Drew Beach had doubles in the game while Rose blasted a triple.
Beach and Greg Edgington were battery mates with Beach picking up the win in a contest where only 28 batters stepped to the plate with six hits producing one run. Beach struck out six hitters in the win, his fourth in as many starts.
Bruins 12, Rams 2
The second game of doubleheader play was about the same as game one. There wasn't much to celebrate in the first inning but the second frame produced five runs for the Bruins. Roaring Fork countered with one run that kept Cedaredge ahead, 5-1, until the fifth inning.
Two runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth made it 11-2, after a one-run sixth for the Rams.
Cedaredge scored their final run in the seventh.
Rose was the winning pitcher in this contest and now has a 4-1 record, his only loss being to Hotchkiss.
There were four players with perfect days at the plate, beginning with Greg Edgington's 4-4 and two RBIs. Sam Williamson had two hits with Henrie and Eli Underwood going 1-1.
Cedaredge plays Aspen in doubleheader action on Thursday in Aspen. Games begin at 1 p.m. On Monday, April 16, the Bruins are in Paonia to take on the hot Eagles in a 3 p.m. contest.