The North Fork High School baseball team pushed its record to 9-3 with a sweep of Basalt last week.
The Miners defeated the Mavericks 11-2 in the first game before winning the second game 11-8 in extra innings.
The opener saw North Fork fall behind 2-0 after the first inning, then erupt for 11 unanswered runs. Payson Pene was red hot at the plate, finishing 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple. He drove in five runs, scored twice himself and swiped two bags. Drayden Taylor also had a four-hit game, driving in four runs on his singles with a team-high three stolen bases.
Parker Pene got the start on the mound and dominated Basalt after the first inning. He issued zero walks with five strikeouts.
After four innings of the second game, the Miners led 8-3. The Mavericks clawed all the way back, however, plating the final run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra inning tied 8-8. North Fork responded by scoring three runs in the top of the eighth to put the game away.
The Miners pounded out seven extra-base hits, with a pair of doubles from both Parker Pene and Yandel Guereque. They also tore up the basepaths in the second game with 21 stolen bases as a team. Coulson Hollembeak led the team with six steals, while Guereque and Hunter Moreno added four each.
North Fork hosts Roaring Fork on Tuesday at 4 p.m., then hosts a doubleheader with Aspen on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.
The Bruins lost twice to Rifle, 11-1 and 17-1. Lucas Hoerr had Cedaredge’s lone hit in the first game, while Tel Geyer had two base knocks in the second game.
The Bruins travel to face Gunnison on Wednesday before returning home for a doubleheader against Rangely on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.