Glenwood sweeps Eagle Valley |

Glenwood sweeps Eagle Valley

Joelle Milholm

GLENWOOD – By the end of the game, Boyd Milhorn had his home-run trot down – probably because he did it three times in one game.The senior third baseman was the star of the slugfest the Glenwood Springs baseball team put on, as the Demons scored 33 runs in Saturday’s doubleheader to sweep Eagle Valley.Milhorn hit three three-run homers in the second game, which the Demons won, 19-10, and they just kept sailing farther and farther over the left-field fence each time he did it. After smacking the first two shots, Milhorn said he was just looking for a good pitch when he hit his third.”I was just waiting for a strike,” Milhorn said. “I was ahead 3-1, and I saw that fastball and just took it.”He totaled 10 RBIs on the day and scored six of his own and had six hits in Glenwood’s final home game of the season.”I’ll always remember this,” Milhorn said. “It was the coolest game I ever played.”Milhorn wasn’t the only Demon to go long on Saturday. Chance Stevens hit two homers, and Matt Miller and Beau Chicoine each added another.Miller, who had three RBIs going into the doubleheader, drove in eight in both games, totaling four hits and scoring three more runs. Stevens, who got the complete-game win with nine strikeouts in the second contest, hit two doubles to go with his two homers, recorded seven RBIs and scored seven runs on the day.In game two, Eagle Valley scored seven runs in the first two innings and took a 7-5 lead into the fourth inning. The game started with three straight singles from Cody Comerford, Alex Dorothy and Tim Peters. All three wound up scoring, with the help of three Glenwood errors. The Devils scored four more in the second with two walks, two hits and one more Demon error.But Milhorn hit one of his homers to add three runs for the Demons in the fourth inning before the Demons scored six more in the fifth to gain a lead they never lost.”We had a shot. We were hitting the ball well off (Stevens),” said Eagle Valley skipper Ralph Carlson. “Then we kinda lost a little bit of momentum and Glenwood Springs kept up the momentum.”The Demons took the first game, 14-3, in a five-inning, 10-run-rule win. Kevin Mansfield smacked a two-run homer in the first inning to put Eagle Valley up early, but Glenwood rebounded with a five-run first inning and a six-run second to take the lead back. Nick Whitehead hit an RBI double to score Peters and Dorothy hit an RBI single in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to extend the game for the Devils. With the wins, Glenwood (6-6 in the Slope, 10-7 overall) has positioned itself to possibly be the third and final seed to make the playoffs from the league. But the Demons will have to beat Battle Mountain (0-12 in the slope, 0-15 overall) in both games of their doubleheader on Monday to secure the spot. The Devils finish their season with a 3-11 league record and 5-14 overall.Vail, Colorado

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