Last Tuesday's baseball game between Cedaredge's Bruins and host Olathe provided some anxiety and late-inning heroics before Cedaredge could salvage a 7-3 WSL win. The Bruins had another late-inning surge where they scored four runs in the top of the seventh to secure a 9-1 win at Craig over the Moffat County Bulldogs on April 27 and closed the week with an 18-3 win at home over Grand Valley on April 28.
Cedaredge, 6-1 and 12-4, can finish in second place in WSL play with a win in Aspen (6-1 and 11-3) in a game played on Tuesday, May 1.
Bruins 7, Pirates 3
Cedaredge and Olathe played to a scoreless tie through two innings in Olathe before the Bruins notched a run in the top of the third inning.
A walk to Peter Carlson started the third inning. Carlson stole second and Dusty Emig's single drove in Carlson for a 1-0 Bruins' lead.
Olathe, following a strike out, proceeded to load the bases on a walk to Anthony Garcia and singles from Matthew Hale and Dayton Sofka. Daniel Nieto's single plated Garcia with Mackenzie Cox striking out for the Pirates second out of the inning with bases still loaded.
Dedrix Waterman reached base on an error, allowing Hale to score and a walk to Eli Avila scored Sofka to make the score 3-1 in favor of the Pirates.
Cedaredge tacked on a run in the top of the fourth after Pedro Madaleno got on with a double and later scored on Carlson's single to make the score 3-2.
Olathe (1-7 and 3-14) failed to score in its half of the fourth and neither team scored in the fifth frame.
Cedaredge added the tying run in the top of the sixth and put the game away on a four-run seventh inning for a final score of 7-3.
Madaleno was Cedaredge's top hitter with a double and triple and an RBI. Emig finished with a double and an RBI with Carlson and Blair Brayden getting hits and an RBI each. Sean Dale also had an RBI for the Bruins.
Sofka had two hits for the Pirates and scored a run with Nieto and Avila picking up an RBI each for Olathe.
Jacob Lewis was the winning pitcher after relieving Madaleno.
Bruins 9, MoCo 1
The Bruins had three runs after two innings of play and added two more in the top of the fifth for a 5-0 lead against Moffat County (4-3 and 6-6-1).
The four-run seventh gave Cedaredge its ninth run of the game with the Bulldogs scoring their lone run in the bottom of the inning.
Blair paced Cedaredge batters with three hits, scored twice and knocked in two runs. Jacob Lewis and Emig had doubles for the Bruins and an RBI each. Jacob Brown scored a run and had a hit to drive in one run for the winners.
Josh Turner had two hits for the Bulldogs and scored Moffat County's lone run.
Emig picked up the win for Cedaredge with six innings of work where he allowed just one hit and one run while striking out 10 Bulldogs along the way.
Bruins 18, Cardinals 3
Cedaredge was in control from the start with an eight-run first inning. Another nine runs came in the third frame and the final run was scored in the bottom of the fourth.
Grand Valley (0-8 and 2-13) scored all three of its runs in the top of the third.
The Bruins will conclude their regular season schedule against Aspen (May 1) and Coal Ridge (doubleheader) in Cedaredge on May 5, with games schedule for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.