Thursday’s preps wrap
GYPSUM — That’s a comeback, kids.
Eagle Valley softball scored six in the bottom of the seventh inning to overcome a 10-5 deficit against Rifle for an 11-10 win against the Bears in Game 2 of a doubleheader at the Gypsum Sports Complex on Thursday. Rifle won the first game.
Savanna Vasquez, Caroline Paxson and Tori Stone all had RBIs during the comeback. Maddy Callis scored on passed ball to close it to 10-9. Down to her last strike, Regan Bossow knocked in Stone to tie it and an errant Rifle through sent Paxson scampering home with the winning run.
“Part of it is just playing a good game and all the way through and avoiding mistakes,” Devils manager Jason Buvala said. “It’s nice to put together a game where we made a few mistakes, but were able to keep fighting and pull out a win.”
Eagle Valley (7-9 overall and 2-6 in the Slope) is scheduled to play Meeker a week from Friday.
Devils spikers cruise
FARMER’S KORNER — And that’s six in a row.
Eagle Valley volleyball took care of Summit County, 25-16, 25-14, 25-6, on Thursday night in Farmer’s Korner.
Eagle Valley moved to 10-2 and 6-0.
“We changed the lineup in the second set to give (Summit) a different look since we had seen them before,” Devils coach Jackie Rindy said. “We got everyone in and finished it in the third.”
Ellie Lubbers and Alyssa Ortega were the stars off the bench.
Next up for the Devils is a trip through the canyon to take on Glenwood Springs on Saturday.
Huskies sweep Rifle
EDWARDS — Battle Mountain volleyball swept Rifle, 25-16, 25-19, 25-19, on Thursday night to win its second in a row.
“It’s been a nice home week with back to back home matches,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “It’s helped keep us fresh and was a good opportunity to play our younger players and help our seniors be good leaders.”
Dylan Barker made her varsity debut, while Ariel Webb served well and played solid defense. Chloe Brook also stepped in during the second set, taking over setting duties.
Battle Mountain (4-4, 4-3) hosts the Vail Mountain School on Tuesday.
Huskies soccer rolls
PALISADE — Nothing weird happened to Battle Mountain soccer on Thursday.
And the way the Slope is convulsing, that’s a good day.
The Huskies blanked Palisade, 8-0, which was expected. Eagle Valley escaped with its life with a 2-1 overtime win against Rifle, while Glenwood Springs stunned Summit County, 5-4.
The Huskies lead the Slope at 6-1, followed by Steamboat Springs (5-2), Eagle Valley (4-2) and Summit (3-2).
Cody Bahan and Creek Kamby scored twice, while Juan Macias, Danny Barajas, Scott Swimm and Daniel Ortega all found the back of the net.
The Huskies head to Summit County on Tuesday.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.