Cedaredge High School solidified its hold on second place in 3A WSL play last week with three wins against conference foes.
The Bruins began the week (May 6) with a 7-1 decision over Aspen followed by Tuesday's 10-8 win in Gunnison. A 3-2 squeaker over visiting Moffat County on Saturday (May 11) sent Cedaredge's record to 8-1 in league play and 12-11 overall.
Cedaredge outhit the 2-7 and 2-18 Skiers, 10-3 on Monday with Jacob Brown driving in two runs to pace the Bruins' offense. Trey Geyer had three hits, scored three times and had an RBI in the conference win.
Aspen's Jack Pevny had two of the three hits collected by the Skiers in the loss.
Cedaredge never trailed in the game and led 3-1 after three innings of play. Two runs in the third and fourth innings sent the Bruins to a 7-1 win.
Simon Varela picked up the win for the Bruins with five innings of work, three hits, one run and six strikeouts.
Against Gunnison on Tuesday the Bruins earned a tough 10-8 decision over the 3-5 and 8-11 Cowboys.
Cedaredge ended the week on a winning note with a 3-2 decision over 6-5 and 11-10 Moffat County on Saturday.
Starting pitcher Jared Reynolds carried the Bruins for five innings allowing five hits, two runs (one earned), a walk and six strikeouts.
With the score tied, 2-2, Geyer took the ball for the remaining two innings and shut out the Bulldogs the rest of the way and had three strikeouts.
Geyer picked up the win after Cedaredge scored the winning run in the seventh inning.
Cedaredge's winning run was set up with a Geyer leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh. Schulz sac-bunted Geyer to second and Moffat County intentionally walked both Dale and Emig to load the bases to get to Brown. The ploy backfired as Brown hit a walk-off single to right field to score Geyer for the winning run.
Brown was, once again, one of the leading RBI contributors with a two-hit day and the all-important seventh inning RBI. Dale and Connor Brooks had the other two scores for the Bruins.
Cedaredge finished the season as Class 3As No. 18 RPI team in 2019 with a 12-11 record and should easily find its way into the playoffs.
For Coach Montoya, "8-1 in WSL with seven first-year varsity player ... I'll take it!!!"
Pairings for regional play are expected to be released today (May 15).