Prep sports roundup: Baseball loses at Rangely
Next games for Moffat County
Baseball: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Gunnison High School
Girls golf: 11 a.m. April 1 at Bookcliff Golf Course in Grand Junction
Track and field: 12 p.m. April 12 at Colorado Mesa University
The Moffat County baseball team lost an away game at Rangely on Tuesday, 10-7.
The Bulldogs took a 4-0 lead early in the game, but started walking batters and making defensive mistakes, head coach Justin Folley said. The Panthers came back and tied the game at four entering the sixth.
By the bottom of the sixth, the Panthers had taken a 10-4 lead on an offensive explosion. Moffat County battled back in the seventh inning but had dug itself too large a hole.
“Our kids fought a bit more in the seventh,” Folley said. “They played well, but it wasn’t where we needed to be before that.”
Folley said the Bulldogs seemed to get complacent after opening up the four-run lead. Bubba Ivers hit a two-run home run in the game, but Folley said the offense “fell asleep” after scoring early.
The schools played a junior varsity game that lasted four innings before it got too dark. The Panthers won that game, 6-4.
Girls golf team swings well in Montrose
The Moffat County girls golf team played in two tournaments in Montrose on Monday and Tuesday, taking fourth place at Cobble Creek Golf Course, and first and fourth places in a scramble format Tuesday at Bridges Golf Course.
The Bulldogs were fourth out of eight at Cobble Creek, with Caitlin Harjes shooting 85 and posting the third best score at the tournament. Katelyn Peroulis shot 104 and Alex Bulla shot 109 for the Bulldogs.
Shianna Dockins (122), Brittany Corey (138) and Lexi Gonzales (153) rounded out Moffat County’s scores from Monday.
At Bridges Golf Course, five teams played a scramble format, with the team of Harjes, Peroulis and Bulla taking first place. The Bulldogs shot 74 as a team. Dockins, Corey and Gonzales shot 88 together, and were fourth.
Track teams get more good individual performances
The girls and boys track teams competed at the Mickey Dunn Invitational on Saturday in Grand Junction, finishing 13th and 17th, respectively.
The boys team was missing several athletes who were out of town, but once again got good jumping from sophomore Matt Hamilton. Hamilton was third in the triple jump, ninth in long jump and 13th in high jump.
On the girls team, the sprinters continued to lead the way for Moffat County. Kayla Pinnt was second in the 100-meter dash, while Lauren Samuelson was fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 400. The girls sprint medley (third) and 4×200 (seventh) also contributed points.
Freshman Emily White finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 90 feet, 4 inches, a number coach Lance Scranton said was among the state-qualifying caliber throws of the season so far in Class 3A.
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