Eagle Valley baseball sweeps past Battle Mountain
Eagle Valley baseball’s Caleb Williams ended Friday afternoon’s doubleheader with Battle Mountain in the ultimate fashion, smashing a grand slam to right field in the bottom of the ninth — extra innings in high school — to complete a twinbill sweep of the Huskies.
The Devils knocked off their cross-county rivals, 16-1 and 12-8.
“Grand slam, tie game, extra innings,” Devils manager Bret Moyer said. “That was real cool.”
And it keeps Eagle Valley (11-5 overall and 6-4 in the 4A Slope) very much in the playoff spotlight, coming in at No. 7 in the rating-percentage index as of early Saturday.
The first game between the two rivals wasn’t as dramatic with hurler Gabe Foster going the distance and the Flaagan brothers doing a lot of damage at the plate. Garrett and Dillon each had four hits in the lidlifter and Joey Beveridge, who gets to be an honorary Flaagan brother, rapped out three knocks.
Eagle Valley’s next game is the resumption of its doubleheader with Steamboat Springs on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Devils were leading the Sailors, 6-2, after four innings when that contest was suspended for darkness.
Huskies girls lax on bubble
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — And Battle Mountain girls lacrosse gets to wait.
The Huskies finished the season 9-6 after losses to Fairview (16-4) and Steamboat (13-4) and were sitting in the 20th and final spot in RPI for state-tournament qualification.
As the Huskies hit refresh on their computers today — the bracket comes out at noon on http://www.chsaanow.com — it’s worth noting that they played three teams in the top 10, Aspen (No. 2), Pine Creek (No. 4) and Fairview (No. 8). Whether that will impress the computer — the strength of schedule is the biggest factor — is yet to be seen.
“This was a great season,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “Our goalie, Natalie Spear, was out for half the season. We had to change our defense due to injury. Our seniors all had great seasons, battling every game. If it goes our way, we’ll be ecstatic. If not, we’re still proud of this team.”
Devils lax also on bubble
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — And everyone is crossing their fingers in Gypsum as well.
Eagle Valley boys lacrosse throttled Glenwood Springs, 13-6, to finish the regular season with an 8-6 record. The Devils were sitting at No. 15 in the RPI with 16 teams making the state tournament.
Saints beat Cleark Creek, 5-0
EDWARDS — Vail Christian soccer sent out its seniors in style with a 5-0 win against Clear Creek on Friday at Battle Mountain.
Zoey Barela had a hat trick, while Cate Maslan and Caitlin Bishop both found the back of the net. Grace McCurdy and Sydney Ellsworth shared the shoutout in the net.
The Vail Christian soccer Class of 2019 is Gretchen Pavelich, Emma Craney, Abby Bossow, Bishop, Sarah Heredia, and team manager Kiernan Davis.