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Thursday's roundup: Indians baseball pounds Falcon, eyes Air Academy for title
Highlights from Thursday's high school action in the Pikes Peak region:
4A Crossover Upper Bracket
Cheyenne Mountain 15, Falcon 5
At Cheyenne Mountain: The Indians pounded out 15 hits, led by Bret Helton and Michael Levar, who each had two hits and four RBIs. Nick Lacayo added three RBIs and Scott Bowen had two as Cheyenne Mountain cruised in five innings.
Jack Stimple pitched four innings, giving up three earned runs on three hits and striking out five for the Indians (13-3).
Cheyenne Mountain will host the crossover championship game at 3 p.m. Saturday against Air Academy, which won a tight game 11-8 over Discovery Canyon Thursday night.
Justin Willman and Wyatt Aaberg each had a pair of RBIs for Falcon (14-4).
"We swung it real well; we did a good job hitting the ball and scoring early to take pressure off Jack," Cheyenne Mountain coach Mark Swope said. "We're going to have to play well against Air Academy. They're a good team and we understand that they are good and we're going to have to play our best to stay in it."
Lewis-Palmer 7, Palmer Ridge 5
At Palmer Ridge: Matt Prudhomme went 2-for-3 with a home run and Logan Woish went 3-for-4 to power the Rangers (6-12) to the win. With the victory, L-P will play for fifth in the crossover and Palmer Ridge (9-9) will play for seventh.
No stats were available for Palmer Ridge, which trailed 5-0 after the top of the fourth inning and couldn't recover.
Coronado 5, Widefield 4
At Coronado: David Feuerbach went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Mason Telander went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead Coronado.
Drew MacMillan pitched all seven innings for the Cougars (13-5), giving up three earned runs and striking out 11.
Coronado took advantage of four Widefield (7-10) and will play for fifth place in the crossover tournament, while the Gladiators will play for seventh. Both teams will advance to the 4A districts.
Christian Volcic went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for Widefield.
Sand Creek 7, Vista Ridge 4
At Vista Ridge: Zack Keaton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Sand Creek. Jake Kopycinski added two hits and an RBI, while Jeremy Stidham and Josh Ebbens each drove in a run for the Scorpions (7-11).
Keaton also pitched five innings, giving up three runs on four hits and striking out six.
Junior Serna went 3-for-3 and Glen Thompson went 2-for-3 for Vista Ridge (5-13).
Sand Creek will play Mesa Ridge on Saturday for the championship of the crossover's lower bracket, which will be for ninth place in the league.
Mitchell 10, Wasson 4
At Wasson: Mitchell scored six times in the third inning and four in the sixth to pull away. Chase Ogelsby went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Brett Shartzer had a two-run double for Mitchell (2-15).
No stats were provided for Wasson (1-15).
Sierra 15, Harrison 5
At Sierra: The Stallions scored in five of the six innings to bury their rival and end the season on a high note. Gavin Butterfield went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and three RBIs for Sierra (6-11), and Blake Bugard and Adam Wright each drove in three runs.
Jesus Cardona pitched all six innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits and striking out five.
No stats were provided for Harrison (0-18).
Rampart 7, Liberty 4
At Liberty: Matthew Bowman had a monster game for Rampart, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBIs.
Bradley Looney pitched the full seven innings for Rampart (12-5, 10-4 5A Metro), giving up three earned runs on four hits and striking out four.
Avery Vasquez was 1-for-3 with two RBIs to lead Liberty (12-6, 10-4), while Alex White and Brent Williams tallied the other two RBIs.
The teams will meet on May 5 at Rampart with second place in the 5A Metro conference on the line.
Pine Creek 12, Fountain-Fort Carson 7
At Pine Creek: Grant Kraus and Ryan Warner each had a home run and two RBIs to lead Pine Creek (16-2, 14-0 5A Metro). Brandon Hesselberg went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Josh Prater pitched five innings, giving up one run on two hits and striking out six.
Brandon Salazar had two solo home runs and Austin Powell added a 2-run homer for the Trojans (6-12, 5-9).
The teams will meet in the regular-season finale at F-FC on May 5.
Palmer 8, Doherty 0
At Doherty: Palmer picked up its first league win of the season by blanking its rival behind seven strong innings from Scott Demolli.
Jonathan Vieira went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and Rashad Cordova, Alexis Enriquez and Ryan Pellow each had two hits and an RBI for the Terrors (5-13, 1-13 5A Metro).
Derek Stimpson went 2-for-2 with a double for Doherty (3-15, 2-12), which has now lost seven of its last eight games and was shutout for the third straight time.
4A GIRLS' REGIONAL TENNIS
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain leads the team points after Thursday's semifinal action with 61, followed by Air Academy with 47. Colorado Springs School (19), Coronado (17) and Vanguard (16) round out the top five.
Cheyenne Mountain's Lauran Renjard will face Air Academy's Jenna Milliman in the No. 1 singles title match on Friday, while the Indians' Payton Fielding will take on the Kadets' Claire Zombola in the No. 2 singles finals.
Cheyenne Mountain's Kristen Sullivan will face Air Academy's Ashley Burnett in the No. 3 singles championship.
The Indians also advanced both the No. 1 and 2 doubles pairs to the regional finals.
4A Crossover Upper Bracket
Air Academy 5, Lewis-Palmer 1
At Air Academy: Sarah Schweiss had two goals and an assist to lead Air Academy to a third-place finish in the crossover. Jessica Garrett, Tori Reifscheneider and Erica Underhill each had a goal for the Kadets (12-3).
Lauren Belisairo had the lone goal for the Rangers (9-5-1), who finished fourth in the tournament.
Coronado 1, Sand Creek 0
At Coronado: Jessica Stauffer scored the only goal in the game to lead Coronado to the win.
The Cougars (10-5) take fifth place in the crossover, while both teams will advance to the state tournament.
Falcon 2, Discovery Canyon 1
At Discovery Canyon: Tanna Duling had a goal and an assist and Amanda Lindsey added a score for the Falcons (8-7) in what amounted to a play-in game for the playoffs, as ony the winner will advance.
Falcon finishes seventh in the crossover with the win and will play in next week's state tournament.
Grace Adams scored for Discovery Canyon (5-8-2), which saw its season end as it finished eigth in the 4A Metro.
Vista Ridge 3, Widefield 0
At Vista Ridge: Kimmy Striebel, Jessie Mourning and Chelsea Paxton each scored for Vista Ridge (7-8). Ashley Martin added an assist for the Wolves.
Amber Moore had a rough time in net for Widefield (3-12), giving up three goals on seven shots.
Mesa Ridge 2, Woodland Park 1 (OT)
At Woodland Park: Darby Cross had a goal and an assist and Kaylee Gatzke added the other score as the Grizzlies (7-7-1) finished their season with a road win.
No stats were provided for Woodland Park (6-8-1).
Mitchell 4, Wasson 1
At Mitchell: Miky Towry had a goal and two assists and Mirna Galindo added a goal and an assist for Mitchell (6-9). Dalia Tovar and Brittany Clark each had a goal for the Marauders.
No stats were provided for Wasson (2-13).
Rampart 16, Palmer 3
At Rampart: Kelli Warmouth had four goals and Allie Popelar added three goals and two assists for Rampart (6-6, 4-4 Southern).
Zoe Robinson, Lexi Alford and Lauren Mochowski each had two goals for the Rams, who took a 10-0 lead into the half.
No stats were provided for Palmer (4-8, 2-5).
Discovery Canyon 110, Liberty 70
At Liberty: Discovery Canyon's Jerry Hills won the 200 yard IM and 100 breaststroke to lead the Thunder.
Taylor Hand took first in the 200 freestyle and helped Discovery Canyon's 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams to wins.
Liberty's only wins came from Clayton Tuck in the 100 butterfly, Wyatt Larsen in the 100 backstroke and diver Robbie Kearns.
Pueblo West 117, Fountain-Fort Carson 66
At F-FC: Thomas Luckett was a bright spot for the Trojans, winning both the 200 yard freestyle and 100 backstroke. Ty Drinnon was the only other F-FC swimmer to be victorious, taking the 500 freestyle.