After completing a double-header sweep over visiting Aspen, the Cedaredge Bruins finished with a 3A WSL mark of 12-4 and 13-6 overall to finish second behind Basalt (14-1, 15-2).
The Bruins spanked Aspen 11-2 in game one and scored a 12-2 decision in game two.
In game one, Trenton Walker hurled a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Cedaredge started with two runs in the bottom of the first and gave them back to the Skiers in second-inning play for a 2-2 tie going to the bottom of the second. Three runs by the Bruins gave Cedaredge a 3-2 lead heading to the third.
Cedaredge's defense held the Skiers scoreless the rest of the way with the Bruins' offense picking up single runs in the third and fourth innings and sealing the deal with five big ones in the sixth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
James Ledonne collected four RBIs on two of three plate appearances that included two doubles. Aaron Henrie nearly matched Ledonne's performance with two hits in four at bats with three RBIs and a triple.
Chance Hansen had a pair of doubles in four at bats and an RBI.
Aspen was held to just four singles in the game by Walker. Walker's battery mate was freshman Tristan Waddell.
In game two, the Bruins had good bat memory as they started with four runs in the bottom of the first. Aspen scored once in the second with Cedaredge answering with four more runs in its half of the inning for an 8-1 lead.
Cedaredge made it 9-1 with a run in the third. The Skiers tacked on their final run of the game in the fourth and Cedaredge answered with a tenth run.
One more run for the Bruins in the sixth ended the scoring with Cedaredge claiming an 11-2 victory.
Tylor Beach, the winning pitcher for Cedaredge, helped himself with a four-for-four performance with the bat. He knocked in two runs and had a double in the winning cause.
Ledonne wasn't too shabby at the plate either. All he did was hit safely in all four plate appearances, scored twice, knocked in two runs, and had two doubles.
While Beach was on the hill for Cedaredge, he recorded 13 strikeouts.
Coach CJ Cannell doesn't have any ideas of where his Bruins will enter the playoff picture. One thing he seemed sure of was there isn't much of a chance for a home field playoff game in the picture. Brackets will be released sometime this week.blog comments powered by Disqus