Cedaredge High School had a terrific start to the season and eventually lost some of its pizzazz as the season wore on and the more seasoned teams came up in their schedule. The Bruins have been in the playoffs the past few seasons and looked to get well again when post-season play began this year.
The state's number one 3A baseball team, Faith Christian, was in the Bruins' bracket along with a number 16 and 32. Cedaredge drew the 16th-seeded Classical Academy in its opening round while Gunnison and Faith Christian played in the other game. Cedaredge defeated TCA in game one, 6-5, and was eliminated from state competition with a 12-1 loss to Faith Christian in their second game of the day.
Bruins 6, TCA 5
Cedaredge scored first in the third inning with two runs crossing the plate. Classical Academy countered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 3-2 lead.
The Titans scored twice in the fourth to take a 5-2 lead and then went scoreless the next three innings. The Bruins had a great seventh inning and scored four times to upset The Classical Academy 6-5.
Drew Beach was three-for-four with the bat for Cedaredge and Greg Edgington had two hits in four at bats.
Sterling Rose picked up the win in a three-inning stint on the mound. Beach went the final four innings giving up five runs.
FC 12, Bruins 1
Against Faith Christian, a 2-0 lead for the Eagles going into the third inning wasn't too bad a deficit to work with. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Faith Christian wasn't going to wait around for Cedaredge to find their bats and exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the third for an 11-0 lead.
The Eagles tacked on their final run in the fourth and played defense well enough to allow just one run in the top of the fifth to keep their lead more than 10 runs, thus, ending the game after five innings.
Cedaredge finished the year with a respectable 13-8 record.
Faith Christian's Daniel Graves hurled a two-hitter on his way to the victory. Beach and James Ledonne had the hits for the Bruins. Alex Buchmann had three hits for the Eagles and Stephen Galambos and Isaac Henry two hits each. Walker took the loss for the Bruins and finished with a 1-1 record. Beach and Rose closed out the year with identical 6-3 records.