LAKEWOOD - Two batters in and Cañon City knew it was going to be a long day.
Casey Dunlap, the second batter of the game, stroked the first of his two, two-run home runs and No. 5 Durango knocked off the No. 4 Tigers 19-5 in five innings in the double-elimination 4A state tournament Friday at All-Star Park in Lakewood.
In 37 minutes Sunday, T.J. Stainbrook retired all six batters he faced and Canon City scored four runs to knock out district host Air Academy and send the Tigers back to the 4A state baseball tournament for the second straight year.
Then, the senior got his real treat.
“We’re going out to lunch since it’s my bir
Cañon City’s baseball players have a great chance to give their mothers another reason to feel giddy on Mother’s Day.
The Tigers are six outs away from earning a trip to the 4A state tournament after taking an 8-3 lead over host Air Academy into the sixth inning Saturday. With three hours of weather delays pushing play
MONUMENT • Palmer Ridge rallied from a two-run deficit once Saturday at home against Mountain View in the first round of the 4A District 8 tournament.
However, the No. 6 Bears (11-9) could not overcome a thunderous, sixth-inning solo home run by Hunter Porterfield and a seventh-inning rally fell short, as the No. 27 Lions stunned Pa
The record might not say much, but Palmer Ridge played its best when it mattered most and was rewarded by earning a No. 6 seed in the 32-team 4A draw and home-field advantage at Saturday’s district baseball tournament.
The 11-8 Bears have the most losses of any of the top eight seeds selected to host in 4A.
“We were f
On Monday, Rampart second-year baseball coach Chris Winstead led his Rams to a convincing win over Doherty in the regular-season finale that clinched a spot in the upcoming 5A district tournament.
One day later, he officially announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season, citing family reasons.
Andy Stauffer had a four-game stretch last week that would have college baseball scouts calling – if he wasn’t already playing basketball at the next level.
The Discovery Canyon senior went 8-for-15 with 15 RBIs, including a grand slam and three doubles during the four-game tear.
The Thunder sit on the bubble for a pl
With one win standing between Rampart’s baseball team and the 5A playoffs, the Rams stepped up in a big way Monday.
Matt Bowman went 4-for-4 with five runs batted in and Ben Tarasiewicz surrendered just three hits in five innings while going 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Rampart to a 14-1 victory over Doherty at Hildebrand Field
Coronado coach Brett Brown told starter Andrew Trujillo throughout Tuesday’s 4A Metro League title game that the championship was Trujillo's to win.
The Cougars senior answered the call by pitching his first complete game of the season, striking out eight along the way, to lead the Cougars to a 7-2 victory at Rogers Field to win th
For a few, precious hours, a group of high school baseball players enjoyed a taste of what it’s like to be a pro.
Some of them continued the celebration, knowing a playoff spot is still up for grabs.
Rampart and Liberty squared off at Security Service Field on Thursday for seven innings of splendor in the grass at the home
PIKES PEAK AREA RANKINGS
1. Pine Creek (11-4), No. 1 last week2. Rampart (9-7), No. 23. Fountain-Fort Carson (8-7), NR
1. Air Academy (11-5), No. 12. Cheyenne Mountain (11-5), No. 23. Coronado (11-6), NR
3A and below
For The Classical Academy’s senior class, Saturday had been building for four years – literally.
The seven seniors on the Titans’ baseball team pioneered the program as freshmen four years ago, and at El Pomar they finished the conference season in style with a doubleheader sweep of Manitou Springs.
The 6-5 and
FALCON • The worse the weather got, the hotter Falcon’s bats became Thursday night.
Wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour, temperatures dipping into the 40s and even some rain seemed to ignite the Falcon baseball team in an 11-1 10-run-rule victory over Lewis-Palmer. Justin Willman and John Solberg each hit three-run homer
PIKES PEAK AREA RANKINGS
1. Pine Creek (8-3), No. 1 last week2. Rampart (9-5), No. 23. Liberty (6-5), NR
1. Air Academy (8-5), No. 32. Cheyenne Mountain (9-5), No. 23. Palmer Ridge (7-6), No. 1
3A and below
Opponents of Widefield’s baseball team wonder how many there are. And for good reason. Chances are, a high percentage of ground balls will be gloved by a member of the Volcic family.
“I got asked that in our last game,” said sophomore second baseman and shortstop Isaiah Volcic (pronounced VOL-sick). “There are thr
Coronado had to wait nearly a week to play Mesa Ridge in a battle of undefeated teams in league play. Then the Cougars made up for lost time with a fast start in an 8-4 win Friday that put them in the driver’s seat to win the 4A Metro League regular-season title.
David Feuerbach had three hits and scored twice, Derek Spearman struc
There’s a reason the Pine Creek baseball team is ranked among the top 10 in the state in 5A and ranked No. 1 in the Pikes Peak region.
Plenty of talent.
On Wednesday, spring signing day, three of those talents signed national letters of inent to play at the collegiate level.
“This is the best senior class I&rs
Dusty Kachel was simply meant to play baseball at Adams State.
The Doherty senior has followed a path laid by his family and will sign a letter of intent on Wednesday with the Grizzlies, where he’ll be spending some time with someone who knows his game better than anyone.
Andrew Kachel also played baseball at Doherty, gradu
Liberty pinch runner Jesse Wilkinson looked dazed as he wondered off first base in the third inning of Saturday’s wind-blown game.
He was trapped, stranded and on the verge of running the hosting Lancers right out of the inning. And yes, that’s just the way his coach drew it up.
With two outs and Pat Clift at bat, Wil
Coronado infielder Emilio Martinez felt like he’d been letting his team down all year.
“I’ve been hitting terribly this season,” the sophomore said. “My head just hasn’t been in it.”
But his feelings, like the weather, changed Friday.
On a cloudy-then-sunny afternoon, Martinez rop
Palmer’s 4-3 win over Fountain-Fort Carson may have been only one game, but to the Terrors it signified a new attitude as they entered 5A Metro League play.
After blowing a three-run lead over the last two innings, Jonathan Vieira reminded the Terrors that league play means a new season.
The Palmer senior smoked a line driv
Austin Kaiser didn’t know anyone who lost everything in last summer’s catastrophic Waldo Canyon fire in his hometown. After the events of March 19, the former Rampart baseball standout struggled, like those in Mountain Shadows, to absorb the gravity of a life-changing blaze.
While the Colorado Mesa outfielder was away on scho
WOODLAND PARK – Gray clouds blocked the sun for most of Woodland Park’s long-awaited home opener Friday at Meadow Wood Park. The Panthers didn’t need it. They got everything from the sun forever perched beyond the right-field fence.
Evan Lays struck out 10 in a complete-game five-hitter and seven different players score