Thursday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain baseball takes off in second inning

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BASEBALL

Cheyenne Mountain 15, Vista Ridge 2

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Wolves were down just one at the end of the first inning as Cheyenne Mountain led 3-2, but the Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Indians (6-0, 3-0 4A/5A PPAC) scored nine runs in the second and the Wolves' (1-5, 0-3) bats went cold.

The Indians piled on 13 hits and Vista Ridge had six and finished with five errors. Ryan Schneider led Cheyenne Mountain with four RBIs. Matthew Smith earned the win on the mound.

Gabe Schafer and Daniel Metts had RBIs for the Wolves.

Fountain-Fort Carson 4, Doherty 2

At Doherty: The Pikes Peak region 5A No. 3 Trojans led 3-0 after three innings. The Spartans (2-6, 0-2 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) scored twice in the fourth, but couldn't score against Jarrod Joiner, who pitched a complete game for the Trojans (5-4, 2-0).

Joiner struck out four Spartans and gave up five hits. At the plate, Joiner drove in one run, had a double and stole a base. Randy Pedraza had two RBIs for FFC and Manny Ortega drove in the other.

Woodland Park 16, Harrison 1

At Meadow Wood Sports Complex: Woodland Park (5-4, 1-0 4A CSML) was hot early and often, piling on 12 hits in three innings and scoring eight runs in the second to end this one early and notch a win in the conference opener for both teams. Harrison (0-8, 0-1) remained winless with the loss.

Shane Purkey led Woodland Park with three RBIs and Sam Levy and Dempsey Battin each had two. Four players had stolen bases for Woodland Park. Cole Trichell earned the win after pitching three innings in which he struck out nine and gave up just one hit. Shane Purkey struck out one in one inning of work.

The Classical Academy 20, Sierra 0, 4 innings

At TCA: The Titans (2-5, 1-0 4A CSML) led 5-0 at the end of the second inning before scoring 15 in the fourth to end the game after four innings, as TCA opened conference play with a win over Sierra (2-6, 0-1).

Adrian Montes pitched three innings for the Stallions and gave up 12 runs and nine hits in the process. Rico Vallejos pitched the other and gave up seven earned runs and five hits.

Stats for TCA were not available at time of print.

Pueblo East 9, Canon City 4

At Canon City: Efren Perez homered, had a triple and three RBIs to lead the Eagles (6-3) over the Tigers (5-2). Perez also pitched one inning and struck out one batter. Jeremiah Arellano pitched six for the Eagles and struck out four batter and gave up three runs in the process.

Lewis-Palmer 14, Sand Creek 4, 5 innings

At Lewis-Palmer: Jason Shuger struck out eight and gave up six hits in four innings of work on the mound and also had three RBIs at the plate, and the Rangers (5-3, 2-1 4A/5A PPAC) won their second consecutive game after losing the two prior.

Brady Choban led the Rangers' charge with five RBIs. Dylan Hastings, Wyatt Chapman and Quinton Clark each had an RBI for the Scorpions (2-7, 0-3).

Elizabeth 15, Widefield 14

At Elizabeth: The Gladiators (2-9, 0-1 4A CSML) fell short of a conference opening win in a high-scoring affair against Elizabeth (5-6, 1-0).

 

GIRLS' SOCCER

The Classical Academy 9, Canon City 1

At TCA: The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Titans (5-0, 1-0 4A CSML) held a 3-0 lead at the half and then scored six times in the second to defeat the Tigers (2-3, 0-1) and remain undefeated.

Nicole Hale, who hadn't scored a goal before the game, led the Titans with four on Thursday and assisted on three others. Hannah Burgo netted two and Abbie Flannery, Trinity Harvey and Alison Smith each scored once. Lauren Fletcher had four saves for TCA.

Pine Creek 2, Cheyenne Mountain 0

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Eagles (4-0) scored twice in the first half with goals by Natasha Wehner and Torri Brodish to remain undefeated. Jade Odom had five saves for Pine Creek, the Pikes Peak region's No. 1 5A team. The Indians fell to 3-3.

Lewis-Palmer 4, Doherty 0

At Don Breese Stadium: The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Rangers improved to 5-1 after blanking the Spartans (0-3).

Rampart 5, Sand Creek 0

At Sand Creek: Beacon Meier and Grace McReynolds scored two goal apiece and Harmony Meier added another as Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Rampart (4-2) handed the 4A No. 3 Scorpions (5-1) their first loss.

Widefield 3, Sierra 0

At Widefield: The Gladiators (2-5, 1-0 4A CSML) scored twice in the first half and added another in the second to win their conference opener against the Stallions (1-5, 0-1).

Woodland Park 2, Harrison 0

At Harrison: Maia Pappadakis and Elizabeth Blacklock each scored as Woodland Park (2-4, 1-0 4A CSML) won its conference opener over Harrison (2-3, 0-1). Blacklock also had an assist and teammate Kathryn Wilcox had five saves in the net.

Fountain Valley 10, Dolores Huerta 0

At Fountain Valley: McKenna Monk scored five goals and assisted on another as the Danes (2-0) blanked the Scorpions (0-4). Five players other than Monk scored a goal for the Danes, who led 9-1 after the first half.

Celeste Carter had three saves for Fountain Valley.

Palmer Ridge 3, Pueblo South 0

At Palmer Ridge: Emily Nguyen scored twice and Ali Tobey made seven saves to lead Palmer Ridge (2-3) past Pueblo South (4-1) to hand the Colts their first loss of the season.

Layla Denisen added the Bears' other goal.

 

BOYS' LACROSSE

Air Academy 11, Pine Creek 5

At Air Academy: In a battle of District 20 rivals, the Kadets came out on top after defeating the region's No. 3 Eagles to improve to 3-3. Pine Creek fell to 3-4 in its second consecutive loss.

Valor Christian 22, Cheyenne Mountain 8

At Valor Christian: The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Indians (4-3) lost their third consecutive game after losing the previous two during a spring break tournament in Virginia. The Eagles improved to 3-4.

 

GIRLS' LACROSSE

Rampart 17, Pueblo West 14

At District 20 Stadium: The Rams (1-4, 1-0 5A Southern League) notched their first win on Thursday after defeating the Cyclones (1-4, 0-1).

 

GIRLS' TENNIS

Mesa Ridge 6, Harrison 1

At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies (2-3) won six out of seven matches in straight sets to earn the win over the Panthers (1-2). Harrison's Nadea Su Khan notched the only win for the Panthers after defeating Jessica Scott in the No. 1 singles match.

Canon City 6, Liberty 1

At Liberty: Liberty's Morgan Childs won the No. 1 singles match in the Lancers' only win against the Tigers on Thursday. The Tigers improved to 2-0 while the Lancers fell to 0-2.

Widefield 7, Mitchell 0

At Widefield: The Gladiators (1-2, 1-0 4A Region 6) didn't drop a set and opened conference play with a win over the Marauders (0-3, 0-1).