Tuesday's prep roundup: A windy day leads to big baseball scores around Pikes Peak region

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Photo - Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Photo by Isaiah J. Downing

BASEBALL

Falcon 16, Discovery Canyon 12
At Falcon: Falcon’s Darrian Escobar-Winter didn’t let a little wind stop him from hitting for the cycle, leading the Falcons to a big 4A/5A PPAC win over Discovery Canyon to tie the Thunder in league standings.

Falcon and Discovery Canyon are both 6-5 overall and 3-4 in league play.

Escobar-Winter hit 5 for 5, including two doubles, a triple and a home run. He knocked in four runs for the Falcons and stole a base.

Kody Sellers and Brady Sides also batted in two runs each.

Falcon’s Connor Kessler struck out seven batters through 4.1 innings, but walked six.

Rampart 6, Fountain-Fort Carson 4

At Rampart: Unearned runs cost Fountain-Fort Carson a big 5A Colorado Springs Metro league game against Rampart, as the Rams capitalized on mistakes early.

Rampart scored five unearned runs as the Trojans committed six fielding errors.
However, F-FC had a solid outing from junior Cody Spears at the plate, who hit 2 for 3 with a solo home run and a double. Ryan Stratton and Nate Lengeman also had multiple hits for the Trojans (6-5, 3-2).

Rampart is 5-8 and 3-3 in league play.

Woodland Park 26, Sierra 0

At Meadow Wood Sports Complex: It didn’t take long for Woodland Park to warm up. The Panthers scored 26 runs in the first inning for a three-inning victory and their second 4A CSML win.

Brandon Tafoya was the lone Stallion to register a hit against Woodland Park. The Panthers earned strikeouts for six of Sierra’s nine outs.

Woodland Park is 7-5, while Sierra falls to 1-7 and remains winless in league play.

Canon City 12, Mitchell 2

At Canon City: Three was the lucky number for Canon City’s Zac Hanenberg, who hit 3 for 3 - including a triple. He also batted in three runs and scored three times as he helped the Tigers to their sixth straight win and third 4A CSML victory of the year.

Kadin Porter hit 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs and a home run, while Andrew Brosh, Shane Coffey, Lincoln Andrews and Joshua Rall also batted in a run.

With its well-rounded roster, Canon City (11-2, 2-0) had 16 different batters step to the plate against Mitchell, and hit .444 as a team.

Seth Six took the win on the mound, fanning nine batters through four innings pitched.

Mitchell (5-9, 1-4) has lost six straight.

Cheyenne Mountain 10, Lewis-Palmer 3

At Lewis-Palmer: Cheyenne Mountain scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning, creating a deficit that Lewis-Palmer could not overcome.

Just six of Cheyenne Mountain’s 10 runs were earned. Jason Shuger struck out eight Indian batters through five innings, but still took the loss for Lewis-Palmer (8-4, 4-3).

Johnny Behm hit a solo home run, and Shuger was also credited with an RBI for the Rangers.

With the win Cheyenne Mountain breaks a two-game skid and advances to 9-3 and 6-1 in 4A/5A PPAC.

Liberty 13, Palmer 12, 8 innings

At Liberty: After Palmer scored two runs through the sixth and seventh innings to force extra innings, Liberty scored a walk-off run in the bottom of the eighth to claim a 5A CSML win.

Spencer Flood led the Lancers (3-8, 3-2) with three RBIs, while Martin Clift, Sean Conboy and Chris Smith batted in two runs each.

Xavier Burns led the Terrors with three RBIs. Cale Fields struck out five Liberty batters through 4.2 innings for Palmer (3-9, 1-4).

Elizabeth 15, TCA 10, 10 innings

At The Classical Academy: TCA brought the game-tying run across in the bottom of the seventh, and it took two more scoreless innings for another run to come home. Unfortunately for the Titans, it was Elizabeth who struck first, scoring five runs in the top of the 10th.

TCA could not respond in the bottom of the inning, and ultimately fell in a 4A CSML clash.

Brayden Luft led the Titans hitting 4 for 5 with two RBIs. Hayden Cooper, Stephen Smith, Matt Roper, Matt Doole and John Bull also brought runs across.

Vista Ridge 18, Sand Creek 12

At Sand Creek: Sand Creek scored 11 runs through the final three innings of its 4A/5A PPAC clash against rival Vista Ridge, but the Scorpions ran out of time.

Shawn Robinson hit 3 for 4 and brought home four RBIs to lead the Wolves, while Sam Schafer and Nathan Baba batted in two runs each. Vista Ridge (3-9, 2-5) racked up 17 hits against Sand Creek’s pitching.

Ryan Shaffer got the win on the mound, striking out 10 batters through 5.1 innings pitched. Nick Feldman and Ian Flores combined for five more strikeouts.

Sand Creek falls to 2-10 and 2-5 in the PPAC.

Air Academy 17, Palmer Ridge 2

At Air Academy: The Kadets may have gotten their bats warmed up a little late, but they did not disappoint as Air Academy scored 12 runs through the fourth and fifth innings to clinch a decisive win over Palmer Ridge to tie the Bears in 4A/5A PPAC standings.

Josh Duenas hit a triple and a sacrifice fly to bring five runs across for Air Academy (5-7, 5-2), while Micah Bregard hit in four runs.

Gabe Halaby’s two-RBI double in the first inning was the only scoring action for the Bears (9-3, 5-2).

Windsor 29, Mesa Ridge 3, 5 innings

At Mesa Ridge: Dylan Martell, Bobby Bustillos and Reece Bishop all brought a run across the plate for Mesa Ridge, but it wasn’t enough in a nonconference loss to Windsor.

The Grizzlies are 5-6.

Doherty 14, Coronado 12

At Coronado: Eight of 10 Spartan batters hit in runs, and four knocked in multiple RBIs in a 5A CSML victory over Coronado.

Jordan Cornelison led Doherty with a 4 for 4 performance at the plate and three RBIs. Lucas Colvin, Kyle Gatton and Matt Lopez hit in two runs each. One of Gatton's two hits was a home run.

Tucker Travis led the Cougars (6-7, 3-4) hitting 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Nathan Papenfuss, Bryce McKee and Ty Thomson each brought two runs across. Coronado had 17 hits.

The win was Doherty’s second league victory of the year.

Buena Vista 12, CSCS 2, 5 innings

At El Pomar: Freshman Hunter McWilliams was credited with the Lions’ only RBI in a 3A Tri-Peaks loss to Buena Vista.

McWilliams hit 2 for 3 and struck out seven of nine batters faced through two innings.

CSCS is still searching for its first win of the season.

Widefield 31, Harrison 2, 3 innings

At Harrison: Widefield scored 15 runs in the second and tacked on 13 more in the third inning for a 4A CSML victory.

Nine Gladiators had multiple RBIs, led by Dylan Marks who knocked in five runs. Brennan Heitz had four RBIs. Widefield had 22 hits.

Widefield is 7-7 and 2-1 in league play. Harrison is still searching for its first win.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

TCA 10, Sierra 0

At The Classical Academy: TCA scored nine goals in the first half while seven Titans found the back of the net in a 4A CSML win.

Ashlie McFarlane, Alison Smith and Chantae Steele scored two goals each for TCA (6-1-2, 3-0). Smith also registered an assist.

Lauren Fletcher and Ashlee Pederson combined for the shutout.

Sierra is still searching for its first win.

Palmer Ridge 10, Vista Ridge 0

At Vista Ridge: Eight Bears found the back of the net as Palmer Ridge clinched a crushing 4A/5A PPAC win to remain undefeated in league play.

Layla Denisen and Emily Nguyen scored two goals each for Palmer Ridge (8-2-1, 4-0). Holly Arnold, Abby Barhydt, Kayla Glaser, Jordan Gouner, Lily Matalus and Sarah Miller also scored.

Glaser and Tara Johnston combined for the Bears’ second straight shutout win.

Vista Ridge is 1-7 and winless in the PPAC.

Cheyenne Mountain 6, Falcon 0

At Falcon: Lisa Long and Sophie Holland had two goals each for the Indians, while Bella Sanotelli completed the shutout in net for a 5A/4A PPAC victory.

Zoe Vaughan and Caitlyn Goah also found the back of the net for Cheyenne Mountain (5-4-1, 2-1) to help end the Indians’ two-game skid.

Falcon is 4-5 and 1-2 in league play.

Pine Creek 9, Palmer 0

At Garry Berry Stadium: The Eagles scored four goals in the first half and tacked on five more in the remaining 40 minutes for a 5A CSML win.

Freshman Lauren Lacy earned the shutout in goal for Pine Creek (3-4, 1-1)

Palmer remains winless.

Elizabeth 5, Canon City 4, OT

At Canon City: Elizabeth scored a golden goal in the first overtime period of a 4A CSML game to defeat Canon City and break the Tigers’ three-game winning streak.

Macy French, Lisa Miller, Cassidy Heimel and Taylor Roberts scored for the Tigers (6-4-1, 2-2).

Rampart 1, Liberty 0

At D-20 Stadium: Rampart held Liberty off in the final 40 minutes to sustain its one-goal lead and hand Liberty its first 5A CSML loss.

The Rams are 8-2 overall and 3-0 in league play, while the Lancers are 2-6-1 overall.

Florence 2, Vanguard 1

At Florence: Florence netted a goal in the second half to break up the tie and lock in a 3A Region 2 soccer win.

Vanguard is winless in league play and 3-5 overall.

Widefield 2, Mesa Ridge 0

At Widefield: Widefield scored two goals in the second half to defeat Mesa Ridge in a 4A CSML clash.

Mesa Ridge is 1-8-1 and 1-2-1 in league play. The Gladiators are 4-6 overall and 3-2 in the CSML.

Colorado Springs Christian School 3, Buena Vista 0

Lewis-Palmer 4, Sand Creek 3

BOYS’ SWIMMING AND DIVING

Pine Creek 168, Coronado 144

At Pine Creek: Coronado’s depth kept the Cougars close in a 5A CSML dual against Pine Creek, but the Eagles reigned victorious by winning eight of 12 events.

Nick Sherman claimed two individual wins in the 50 (21.85) and 500 (4:57.40) freestyle races. He also aided the Eagles (5-1, 4-1) in a pair of relay wins, swimming the first leg for the 200 medley and 400 free relays, which they won in 1:43.634 and 3:32.05, respectively.

Joshua-Ryan Lujan, Andrew Bell and Caleb Clark helped Sherman to both the relay wins. Lujan also claimed victory in the 100 free (52.33) and Bell touched the wall first in the 100 butterfly (57.89).

Hunter Tenpas (100 backstroke, 1:01.83) and Jackson Sawyer (100 breaststroke, 1:06.91) earned individual wins and helped Coronado (3-2, 3-1) to a 200 free relay victory (1:40.11) with the help of Adam Austin and Alex Spiecker.

Fountain-Fort Carson 94, Liberty 89

At Liberty: Troy Legg won two events for Liberty, but it was not enough to overcome Fountain-Fort Carson, which won seven events in a 5A CSML dual.

Legg won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.40) and the 200 IM (2:07.03) for the Lancers (1-5, 1-3).

Fountain-Fort Carson had a double winner of its own as Brent Keller touched the wall first in both the 200 and 500 freestyle races in 2:03.54 and 5:41.41, respectively.

The Trojans (4-2, 3-2) also won the 200 free relay (1:44.16) and the 200 medley relay (1:55.04), but Liberty dominated in the 400 free relay with a finish in 3:49.56, five seconds ahead of the field.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Palmer Ridge 4, Lewis-Palmer 3

At Lewis-Palmer: The Palmer Ridge doubles teams came in clutch in a rivalry clash with Lewis-Palmer. The Bears won all four doubles matches in two sets to claim the nonleague victory.

Ciara Bobak and Bali Fitzpatrick (No. 1 doubles), Paiton Riggle and Alexis Olmstead (No. 2 doubles), Maggie Metzger and Regina Park (No. 3 doubles) and Kate Douglas and Tess Kelly (No.4 doubles) each won their respective doubles matches for Palmer Ridge (7-2, 1-1).

Lewis-Palmer’s Joee Crocker defeated Keelie Bennett at No. 1 singles 7-5, 6-2. Austynn Crocker won her No. 2 singles match against Kyra Rothwell 6-0, 6-2 for the Rangers (5-5, 2-2), and Emma Gaydos defeated Emma Kerr 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Sand Creek 6, Falcon 1

At Falcon: Sand Creek bounced back from a shutout loss to Lewis-Palmer with a decisive nonleague win over Falcon.

The Scorpions won every match besides No. 2 singles, which was won by Falcon by a score of 6-3, 6-2.

Kaitlyn Fark and Janea Kite won their No. 1 and 2 singles matches, respectively.

Katie Anspach and Morgan Bird claimed a win at No. 1 doubles, while Norelle Hernandez and Nina Gonzales won at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3 doubles Kyrsten Goodman and Gianna Meyers defeated their Falcon opponents, and Alyssa Dowdy and Hailey Nesenson won at No. 4 doubles.

Doherty 5, Coronado 2

At Doherty: Coronado won the first two matches of the day at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but Doherty dominated from there in a nonleague win.

At No. 3 doubles Doherty’s Lacey Allor and Alicia Straub battled for a three-set win. After dropping the first set 4-6 to Maya Glaser and Jillian Meister, Allor and Straub came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4.