With two more wins in Basalt over the weekend, Cedaredge's Bruins' baseball team is the only undefeated 3A WSL team. The Bruins hammered the Longhorns in game one of a double-header 15-3 and turned around to take a 14-0 win in game two.
Cedaredge pitchers gave up just three hits in both games combined to dominate both offense and defensively.
Bruins 15, Basalt 3
Sterling Rose was on the hill for Cedaredge in game one. The hard-throwing senior picked up the win after going three innings with the Bruins on top 10-0. In his three innings of work, Rose faced 10 batters and struck out five.
Trent Walker came on in the last two innings for Cedaredge and gave up just one hit and three runs to preserve the win.
Cedaredge struck for eight runs in the top of the first inning and added singletons in both the second and third innings for a 10-0 lead going into the fourth.
Basalt scored their first run in the bottom of the fourth and tacked on their final two runs in the fifth. The Bruins were blanked in the fifth but plated five more runs in the top of the fifth to make the final score 15-3.
Dillon Nicholas and Peter Williamson were perfect at the plate with three hits and two RBIs apiece. Nicholas had a pair of doubles to further highlight his day with a bat and Williamson a triple. Walker was two for four with a double and three RBIs for the Bruins.
Cedaredge finished the first game with 15 runs on 18 hits and three Longhorn errors.
Bruins 14, Basalt 3
The second game against Basalt had a different beginning. Neither team scored in the first inning and the Bruins broke the ice with just one run in the second.
Things started to loosen up for the Bruins in the third inning. A four-run inning, and solid pitching and defense, gave Cedaredge a 5-0 lead entering the fourth inning.
Cedaredge blew the game wide open with a six-run explosion in the fourth and an 11-0 lead.
Walker came on in the fourth to spell starting pitcher Drew Beach. Beach faced 11 batters and struck out six on his way to his third victory of the season.
Walker and Beach gave up one hit apiece during their time on the mound and struck out a combined nine hitters.
Peter Williamson had another three-hit game for Cedaredge and recorded two more RBIs. Beach had two hits and three RBIs for the Bruins.
Other two-hit performances were turned in by Sam Williamson, Nicholas and James Ledonne.
Cedaredge and Hotchkiss battled on Tuesday (April 3) and the results of that contest will appear in next week's edition of The Delta County Independent.
The Bruins will finish their week with a doubleheader in Carbondale against Roaring Fork this Saturday. Game times are set for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.