Tuesday's baseball roundup: Cheyenne Mountain splits Day 1 of 4A tournament, Pine Creek eliminated in 5A heartbreaker

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Photo - Photo by Mark Reis
Photo by Mark Reis

Cheyenne Mountain keeps Evergreen bats at bay, wins 4A tournament opener

The Indians claimed a 7-3 win over Evergreen in their state tournament opener after the game had been postponed twice due to field conditions.

Cheyenne Mountain held Evergreen’s bats at bay for much of the afternoon, allowing eight hits and only one extra base.

Lightning delay sparks Windsor bats in Cheyenne Mountain’s second-round loss

An hourlong lightning delay paused Cheyenne Mountain’s 4A tournament game against Windsor, and unfortunately for the Indians, it also paused their offensive momentum in an 11-2 loss.

Cheyenne Mountain trailed by one following the delay, but the Windsor defense kept the Indians off the board. The Wizards, on the other hand, scored eight runs on eight hits in the top of the sixth for eventually clinch a second-round win.

Cheyenne Mountain will move down into the 4A losers bracket. The Indians will play either No. 6 Holy Family or No. 2 Longmont on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.  

Pine Creek eliminated from 5A baseball playoffs in heartbreaker vs. Mountain Vista

Pine Creek’s stellar season came to an end on Tuesday in the second round of the Class 5A losers bracket, as the Eagles’ seventh-inning rally against No. 1 Mountain Vista fell short in a 5-4 heartbreaker.

Trailing by two, Pine Creek scored one run in the bottom of the seventh in an attempt for force extra innings or secure a walk-off, but Mountain Vista’s defense held strong, limiting the damage to one run and punching a ticket to the next round.

Jacob Danussi hit 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Eagles, while Evan Faucher and Riley Cornelio knocked in one run each.

Kyle Moran tossed a one-hitter through the final three innings for the Eagles.

Pine Creek ends its season 20-4.