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Widefield 2, Westminster 1 (8 innings)

At Widefield: Elijah Clark’s eighth-inning walkoff single to left field scored Dylan Marks to lift Widefield past Westminster.

Marks doubled to lead off the eighth and went to third on a single by Brennan Heitz.

Isaiah Grima, who tripled and scored to give the Gladiators (4-4) a 1-0 lead in the first inning, retired all three batters he faced in the eighth to earn the victory.

“At this point last season, we were 1-6, so it feels good to be at .500,” Widefield coach John Sanchez said. “Hopefully, this can carry over.”

Reece Lieby got the start for the Gladiators and constantly pitched out of trouble, allowing one run on four hits and walking four in three innings.

Axel Jensen tossed four innings of effective relief, striking out five and allowing four hits.

Westminster (0-7) tied the game with a run in the fourth.

Pueblo West 11, Lewis-Palmer 3

At Pueblo West: Jason Shuger homered and walked twice, but Lewis-Palmer’s pitching struggled, walking 12 batters as the Rangers (6-1) saw their season-opening, six-game winning streak come to an end.

Zach Thomas went 3 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs for the Cyclones (5-2), who jumped all over Rangers starter Brady Choban, who was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on four hits and seven walks in 2 2-3 innings.

Shuger gave up three runs in 2 2-3 innings of relief with five walks.

Mountain Pointe 7, Pine Creek 6

At Phoenix: Jonny Weaver’s three-run homer in the sixth inning highlighted a five-run rally as Mountain Pointe held off Pine Creek in the first day of pool-play action at the Pride Classic at Mountain Pointe High School.

Justin Olson went 4 for 4 with a home run, double and four RBIs for Pine Creek (3-1), which took a 4-2 lead into the sixth inning.

Cade Kleckner had two hits for the Eagles, who also got a two-RBI effort from Kit Wigington.

Olson took the loss in relief for Pine Creek, allowing five unearned runs in one inning. Riley Cornelio pitched the first five innings, allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

The Eagles continue pool play at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday against Lake Oswego, Ore.

South Medford (Ore.) 5, Air Academy 3

At Goodyear, Ariz.: Jacob Melton homered and scored twice, and South Medford rallied late to take advantage of wild Air Academy pitching in beating the Kadets in open-division play at the Pride Classic at Desert Edge High School.

Air Academy (2-2) led 3-1 in the first inning, but its pitching staff couldn’t make it stand as it walked nine and also hit four batters.

The Panthers snapped a 3-3 tie with a two-run sixth.

The Kadets next meet North Medford, Ore., at noon Wednesday at Valley Vista High School in Surprise.


San Marcos (Calif.) 8, Cheyenne Mountain 5

At San Marcos, Calif.: Cheyenne Mountain (5-1) kept it close against San Marcos (4-2), which went 18-2 last season and reached the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation’s San Diego section playoffs.

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