Cedaredge's Bruins regrouped after losing four straight games and earned doubleheader victories in Parachute over Grand Valley's Cardinals. Cedaredge picked up 18 hits in a 16-1 win in game one and then pounded out 15 more to run past the Cardinals 17-3 in game two.
Cedaredge had lost to Paonia, Rifle (2), and Hotchkiss on March 24 for a four-game losing streak that is more than rare for the Bruins and coach Randy Brown.
The Bruins' opening game with Grand Valley started slowly with the Bruins posting single runs in the second and third innings to lead 2-0 entering the fourth.
A solid offensive effort plated five more runs for Cedaredge in the top of the fourth for a 7-0 lead. Grand Valley failed to score in the bottom of the inning and neither team scored in the fifth.
The Bruins had their best offensive inning in the sixth where they wore a path around the bases for nine runs and a 16-0 lead. The Cardinals prevented the shutout with a one run fifth.
For Cedaredge, Sam and Peter Williamson shared a three-hit day with Trent Walker. Drew Beach had a pair of doubles and Dillon Nicholas on double for the Bruins.
Edgington and Nicholas led the RBIs category with two each.
Beach was the winning pitcher after going five innings and recording 11 strikeouts. Beach has 73 strikeouts and a 6-2 record for 2012.
Sterling Rose started on the hill for Cedaredge in game two and went just two innings before giving way to eventual winning pitcher, Trent Walker. Rose is 5-2 on the year and Walker picked up his first win against no losses against the Cardinals.
Cedaredge got off to a better start in the second game with four runs to open the game.
The game's biggest blow came in the third inning where Cedaredge blasted Cardinal pitching for 10 runs and a 14-0 lead. Another three runs in the fourth gave the Bruins their 17 runs. Grand Valley's three runs came in the bottom of the fifth.
Walker led Cedaredge's offense with three hits while teammates Edgington, Sam Williamson, Rose, Beach and James Ledonne picked up two hits each in the win. Edgington, Sam Williamson and Walker all had doubles for the Bruins.
Cedaredge's offense is led by Walker's .500 bating average while Beach, Peter Williamson, and Sam Williamson have batting averages of .473, .451, and .429 respectively. Five other players are batting .300 or better.
The Bruins will complete their regular season schedule on May 5 at home with Olathe in doubleheader action beginning at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
District and regional play is looming for 3A ball clubs in the next two weeks. Sites, opponents, and dates will be determined following final regular season matchups this weekend.