Wednesday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain hits 3 HRs in win over Discovery Canyon

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Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.


Cheyenne Mountain 12, Discovery Canyon 5

At Discovery Canyon: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Cheyenne Mountain (5-0, 2-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) hit three home runs and used a 6-0 lead to pull away early against Discovery Canyon (0-2, 0-2).

Ryan Schneider doubled, homered and drove in a game-high five RBIs to lead the Indians. Jack Denker had three hits - one a home run - and two RBIs, while freshman Michael Ellis also homered.

Aaron Berkhoff went 4 for 5 with four runs scored.

Josh Umiamaka and Kaven Sook each homered for the Thunder.

ECA 12, Florence 2, 5 innings

At ECA: Evangelical Christian Academy (3-2) scored five runs in the second and six in the fifth helping the 2A Eagles beat 3A Florence (1-2) in five innings via the 10-run rule.

Caleb Klopfestein and Samuel Perkett each drove in two runs for the Eagles.

Daniel Perry struck out six while walking five and allowing one hit and one earned run for ECA.

Pueblo South 7, Mesa Ridge 1

At Mesa Ridge: Austin Martindale struck out nine and gave up one unearned run to lead Pueblo South (5-1) past Mesa Ridge (1-5).

Martindale held the Grizzlies to six hits and walked three.

Jaeden Hegmann had the Grizzlies' lone RBI.

Pueblo South built a 4-0 lead before Mesa Ridge scored in the bottom of the fifth.

Fountain-Fort Carson 10, Westminster 2

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Fountain-Fort Carson (2-2) pounded out 11 hits, stole seven bases and starting pitcher Jarrod Joiner gave up one unearned run in five innings.

Joiner scattered three hits and struck out three.

Rayn Stratton drove in two. Manny Ortega went 2 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Sand Creek 10, St. Mary's 3

At Grace Center: Sand Creek (1-4) jumped to a 4-0 lead after the first inning and never let up against St. Mary's (1-2) in the Pirates tournament, as the Scorpions notched their first win.

The Scorpions worked seven walks, Wyatt Chapman drove in two and Daxton Dawson scored three runs, going 3 for 3. Quinton Clark also had three hits and scored twice.

Brady Sides gave up three runs, two earned, and struck out five in six innings of work for Sand Creek.


Air Academy 20, Palmer 4

At Garry Berry: Pikes Peak region No. 2 Air Academy (4-1) scored 12 goals in the first half before cruising to the win over Palmer (0-3).

Natalie Sannes scored a game-high four goals, while Avery Rodny, Jessica Cox and Reagan Brenenstuhl each had three goals and an assist for the Kadets.

Taylor Marquez-Garcia and Regan Olson each had a goal and assist for Palmer.


Cheyenne Mountain 5, Niwot 2

At Cheyenne Mountain: Morgan Hall won in straight sets in her No. 1 singles match and No. 4 doubles Tiana Stepleton and Brooke Dashiell were one of three Cheyenne Mountain doubles teams to notch wins as the Indians (2-1) beat Niwot (1-2).

The ease of Hall's win impressed Indians coach Dave Adams, while Stepleton and Dashiell's victory showed the new pairing could be jelling quicker than Adams anticipated.

"I think we played pretty consistently, for the most part," Adams said. "Morgan Hall played a pretty dominating match at 1 singles against a pretty good player."

Hall won 6-2, 6-2, while Stepleton and Dashiell won 6-0, 6-3, battling back from being down 3-2 in the second set.

"They're a very new team and they put that second set away," Adams said.

He also pointed to Claire Dibble's performance in a three set loss - 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 - at No. 2 singles as a strong performance.


Cheyenne Mountain 14, Conifer 13

At Conifer: Pikes Peak region No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain (4-0) scored nine goals over the first three quarters and held on in the fourth against Conifer (1-3).

August Johnson scored a team-high five goals and dished out four assists, and Indians teammates Cullen Nordeman and Jack Bell scored three goals each.

Jack Clancy had two goals and two assists for Cheyenne Mountain, which is 4-0 for the first time since 2013.

At Lewis-Palmer: Pikes Peak region No. 2 Lewis-Palmer (4-1) continued its hot start to the season, as the 5A Rangers beat 4A defending champion Valor Christian (2-2).


Lewis-Palmer 3, Green Mountain 2

At Green Mountain: A night after getting blanked by regional rival The Classical Academy, 4A defending champion Lewis-Palmer (4-1) bounced back with a win over Green Mountain (3-1).

The Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Rangers' loss to the No. 2 Titans' was the program's first since falling to TCA on March 12, 2016. L-P had won 21 straight.