Clear Creek/Gilpin baseball off to good start

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Golddiggers knock off Summit Tigers and Jefferson Saints

By Patty Unruh

Faceoff with Summit

The Clear Creek/Gilpin County Golddiggers baseball team triumphed in its home non-conference game against the Summit Tigers 4-1 on March 19 at Idaho Springs. The Tigers are from Frisco.

Eric Castillo and Trevor Dziedzic pitched for the Golddiggers. The Golddiggers slugged nine hits, Richard Allen getting a triple and Zak Ball a double. But the game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when the Golddiggers raced in with two runs. Spectators witnessed two more runs by CC/GC in the fifth inning. Sliding home for the Golddiggers was Allen with two runs and Dziedzic and Ball with one run apiece.

Richard Allen, Justin Bennett, Kenny Larson, and Chris Clemmer each batted in one run for the Golddiggers.

Brian Bossert, Ben Hull, and Jake Latta pitched for the Tigers. Thomas DeBonville made the only score for Summit with a run in the sixth inning. The Golddigger pitchers struck out Summit players eight times, and Summit reciprocated with seven strikeouts. CC/GC players walked five times, Summit once. Summit had five hits and no runs batted in.

  Battle against Jefferson

The Golddiggers blasted past the Jefferson Saints 17-7 on Jefferson’s turf March 21.

Trevor Dziedzic and his younger brother Dalton were pitchers for the Golddiggers. They held the Saints scoreless until the fourth inning, when Jefferson racked up five runs, followed by two in the fifth inning.

Meanwhile, the Golddiggers’ club promptly slammed in runs, including seven in the third inning and a homer by Zak Ball. Ball, Ty Schmalz, and Richard Allen each scored with three runs, followed by Noah Mazurek and Chris Clemmer with two and Morgan Foelsch, Trevor Dziedzic, and Dalton Dziedzic each with one.

The Golddiggers had thirteen hits, including a triple by Schmalz and four doubles, one each by Mazurek, Foelsch, Schmalz, and Ball.

Batting in runs for CC/GC were Schmalz with three, Allen with two, and Mazurek, Foelsch, and Ball with one apiece.

The Saints gave the Golddiggers eight walks and struck them out seven times. The Golddiggers also piqued their rivals with nine base steals.

Statistics for the Saints were unavailable.

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