Prep notebook: Eagle Valley baseball gets big win over Rangeview
Patrick Reno strikes out 15 in 10-1 victory over Raiders
Patrick Reno had 15 strikeouts in a two-hit, one-run complete game to lead Eagle Valley to its first win of the season on Friday night in Gypsum. The Devils defeated the Rangeview Raiders 10-1, scoring four runs in the second inning and three more in the bottom of the sixth.
“We played well. Defensively we were strong,” said coach Bret Moyer. “(Patrick) looked great out there.”
Jacob Loupe went 3-for-4 from the plate and Jack Robinson and Nicholas Rahe each added two hits as well as the Devils punished the Raiders for 10 hits.
Eagle Valley improved to 1-2 on the season with the victory. The Devils have a three-game home stand next week, hosting Aspen on Tuesday and Steamboat Springs in a Saturday doubleheader.
“It was a good team effort overall,” Moyer said. “I was happy with the outcome and we’re looking forward to Aspen.”
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Devils and Huskies open up track season in Rifle
There were multiple event wins for both Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley at Friday’s Rifle Invitational, the first track meet of the season.
In the sprints, Presley Smith won the 400-meter dash for the Huskies by three seconds in a time of 1 minute, 1.47 seconds. Kenzie Cosper and Stella Jackson duked it out in the pole vault, with the Eagle Valley sophomore, Cosper, taking the win at 8 feet, 6 inches over Jackson’s 8-foot mark.
Husky junior Porter Middaugh picked up a tight victory in the 1600-meter run, out-leaning Summit’s Dominykas Remeikis by two-tenths of a second with a time of 4 minutes, 32.28 seconds. Devils senior Jake Drever ran solo for eight laps of the track, winning the 3200-meter in 9:40.47, 45 seconds clear of runner-up Alex Fisher.
Ella Hagen of Summit owned the girls distance races, doubling back from a 5:05 1600-meter time to win the 800 in 2:22. Battle Mountain piled up points in the 3200-meter, however, sweeping the top three spots with Addison Beuche (11:49.15), Kira Hower (12:50.58) and Ruthie Demino (13:15.79).
Several athletes were just off the top step of the podium as well. Brody Nielsen and Blake Anderson finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter dash for the Devils and Kevin Hasley was third in the 300-meter hurdles as well. Kiki Hancock (13.25) and Tabi Schroeder (29.38) were both third in the 100 and 200, respectively, and Tyler Heimerl jumped 4-10 for high jump bronze for the Huskies. Finally, Eagle Valley multi-event star Zakia Shreeve placed third (18.69) in the 100-meter hurdles and fifth in the long jump (14-4).
Eagle Valley defeats Summit 12-11 in girls lacrosse
Eagle Valley girls lacrosse dealt with cold temperatures on Friday night at Summit, but took down the Tigers 12-11 anyway to improve to 2-2 on the year.
“It was cold with a windchill of 9 degrees and it was a messy win, but we did it,” head coach Genna Randall stated after the game. “We were happy to bounce back after our loss to Battle Mountain.”
The Devils will look to keep the momentum rolling when they travel to Steamboat Springs on Monday, the first of four games next week.