The Cedaredge Lady Bruins' softball team suffered a high-scoring 16-15 loss last Tuesday (Aug. 27) to the visiting Fruita Monument Wildcat junior varsity team but made up for it in their next games.
Over the weekend Cedaredge logged plenty of miles to play in the Four Corners area against Cortez on Friday and then it was off for a doubleheader with Eagle Valley on Saturday morning.
FMJV 16, CHS 15
Fruita failed to score in the opening inning while the Lady Bruins plated four runs in their half of the frame.
The Lady Wildcats got their bats cracking in the second inning, and, with the help of several miscues by Cedaredge, found themselves leading 5-4 heading to the bottom of the inning. Cedaredge wasn't finished with its scoring attitude and quickly posted six more runs to take a 10-5 lead to the third inning.
Fruita continued to hit the ball and take advantage of mistakes by the Lady Bruins, and notched another seven runs in the top of the third to take a 12-10 lead. Cedaredge countered with three more runs of its own in the bottom of the third and eased to a 13-12 lead.
Neither team scored in the fourth inning while both squads tacked on a pair of runs in the fifth, keeping Cedaredge ahead by one, 15-14.
Another scoreless inning in the sixth put the pressure on both teams to perform well in the seventh. Fruita managed to find ways to manufacture two more runs while holding the Lady Bruins scoreless in the bottom half of the seventh to earn the 16-15 victory.
Both teams committed eight errors in the game. Cedaredge pitcher Marissa Cantrell was the loser. She faced 42 batters and walked six while striking out two Fruita batters.
Lady Bruins win DH
CHS 15, EV 2
A trip to Gypsum on Saturday helped improve Cedaredge's overall record to 3-1 for the season. The Lady Bruins clobbered Eagle Valley 15-2 in the opener and kept that pace with a big 13-2 victory in the second game.
In the first game, Cedaredge struck for eight runs on its way to the 15-2 rout. Six more runs in the third and a singleton in the fourth accounted for the Lady Bruins' run production. Eagle Valley scored its two runs in the third.
Jazmine Gomez had a great day at the plate with four hits in four at bats and three RBIs and a double. Gomez scored four runs for Cedaredge. Mackenzie Katzdorn (JR) and Kristen Alward (SR) had two hits and two RBIs each for Cedaredge.
Cantrell went five innings for the win and struck out eight Lady Devils.
CHS 13, EV 2
Senior Kaitlyn Kissner knocked in three runs to help lead the Lady Bruins to their second straight rout over Eagle Valley, 13-2. Gomez led Cedaredge's offense with two hits in four plate appearances. The Lady Bruins finished with nine hits in the game.
Gomez stole four bases in the second game and had three in the first to lead the Lady Bruins in that category.
Cantrell was the winner in game two as she faced 21 batters in five innings and had three strikeouts.