Monday's prep roundup: Cañon City routs Mesa Ridge to win baseball league title

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Cañon City 15, Mesa Ridge 2, 5 innings

At Mesa Ridge: Lincoln Andrews homered and drove in six runs as Cañon City (15-4, 8-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Mesa Ridge (9-9, 7-1) to wrap up the league title. The win took seven days to complete.

The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 Tigers led the game 9-2 May 2 before the game was suspended. They added six more runs Monday to end the game in a mercy rule for their eighth straight win.

Luke Nethercot allowed three hits and two runs in five innings, while striking out seven. The Grizzlies had their seven-game winning streak halted.

 

GIRLS' GOLF

5A Southern

At Meadow Hills Golf Course: Rampart's Arielle Keating finished three shots off the lead at 9-over 79. The Rams junior had a bogey-free tournament at the 5A Colorado Springs Championships last week. Her score of 2-under 34 was the fourth straight time she'd scored under par.

Monday proved more difficult. She had nine bogeys but stayed on pace of the lead throughout her round. Highlands Ranch's Jenna Chun won with a 76.

Keating, who tied for 13th at the 5A state tournament a year ago, will look to improve upon that in two weeks at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden.

3A Region 2

At Spring Valley Golf Club: St. Mary's Sarah Hwang won the tournament with a 4-under 68. Hwang had four birdies and no bogeys. Kent Denver finished second through fifth to claim the team title at 239.

Elizabeth took second (299), three strokes better than The Classical Academy (302).

Kenzie Fontana (87), Eleni McClure (105) and Caitlin Solano (110) qualified to state for the Titans. It was the first time TCA had at least three golfers qualify for the girls' state tournament in school history, per TCA coach Bob Gravelle.

James Irwin's Alexis McCowan also qualified, finishing 10th at 100.

5A Northern

At Aurora Hills Golf Course: Palmer's Charlotte Cliatt qualified for state, finishing 15th at 20-over 92.

Cliatt, who took 76th at the 5A state tournament a year ago, overcame some adversity to get back there. She hit 5-over par on No. 10 and scored a triple bogey on No. 12 before turning in three straight pars.

Fairview's Kelsey Webster won the tournament at 1-over 73.

5A Western

At Links to Meadow: Doherty's Paige Weil missed the state cutoff by seven strokes, shooting a 31-over 103. She finished 29th, while teammate Athena Hunsucker was 43rd at 126 and Kinsey Fischer finished in 48th at 140.

Jordan Remley won with a 74 for Ralston Valley, which took first in the tournament at 241.

5A Central

At City Park Golf Course: Fountain-Fort Carson's Teandra Omans shot a 24-over 97 to tie for 26th at the regional. Jordan Johnson was 32nd with a score of 102 and Kaitlyn Paulson was 40th at 117. The Trojans took 10th as a team.

Cherry Creek won the tournament at 234. Regis Jesuit took second (239) on the back of Jaclyn Murray, who won the tournament with a 1-under 72.