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by Patty Unruh

Baseball v. Community Christian

The Gilpin County High School Eagles varsity baseball team competed with the Community Christian Crusaders of Northglenn (CC) in double headers on Tuesday, May 3. The Eagles lost the first match 4-0, but won resoundingly 16-6 in the second game, finishing with a 7-6 record, including 2-0 at home and 3-6 away. The big win against the Crusaders wasn’t quite enough to give the Eagles a berth at the playoffs, however.

Pitching coach Kirk Johnson stated, “Sorry to report that today’s league results put us in third place in the 5280 league, eliminating us from the district playoffs this Friday. We, Rocky Mountain Lutheran, and Cornerstone Christian Academy all ended with a 5-3 record, having split double headers with each other.”

Gilpin’s victory in the second game with CC was a home conference match-up. Gilpin exploded with 4 runs in the first inning, ahead of CC with 2. The second inning went scoreless for both clubs. In the third inning, the tables were turned, the Crusaders running 4 in while Gilpin just got 2, and the score was tied 6-6. From then on, it was the Eagles all the way, as the boys ran in 3 in the fourth inning, 6 in the fifth, and 1 more in the sixth inning.

Jon Lovett led Gilpin with 3 runs, while teammates Bjorn Tomlinson, Chase Boulter, Sam Snyder, and Braedyn Perez came in with 2 each. Following with 1 run apiece were Chad Holmes, Brekken Billman, Cooper Lindberg, Will Lorenz, and Nick Peterson. Lovett, Snyder, and Boulter were the hitters for Gilpin. Lindberg had 2 RBI’s, with Perez, Snyder, W. Lorenz, and Eryk Lorenz coming in with 1 each. Eagles’ batters had 15 walks.

Gilpin had only 6 strikeouts to the Crusaders’ 10.

The Eagles were hot for stolen bases, Lovett leading the squad with 6. Tomlinson and Snyder snatched 4 each.

Gilpin boasted 17 put-outs, 11 by Tomlinson. CC was close with 16.

Boulter pitched 4 innings for the Eagles, and W. Lorenz pitched 2 innings.

Head Coach Tony Lorenz congratulated Jonny Lovett as Player of the Game. “Nice game at the plate and on the field, Jonny.”

Eryk Lorenz was selected as Player of the Game for a strong pitching performance in the first battle against CC.

Track at Limon

Gilpin County High School’s track team participated in the 1A Invitational non-conference meet in Limon on Saturday, May 7. Forty-one of the sixty-one 1A track teams attended the meet. Both the Gilpin boys’ and girls’ teams put in a good showing; the boys placed 22nd, and the girls placed 26th.

Each member of the team set a new personal best in at least one of their events during the meet. Chase Boulter ran for a new personal best in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.64 and finished third, while Jack Ball also achieved a new personal best of 2:15.04 and finished fifth. The girls had team best times in the medley relay and in the 4×200 relay, and the boys set a new personal record in the 4×400 relay.

“As we come to these last meets of the season, all of the hard work that the kids have put in during practice is starting to pay off,” said Head Coach Craig Ball.

The last meet of the season is in Kremmling on Thursday, May 12.

Boys’ results:

100-meter dash: 34th-Braedyn Perez, 13.12; 50th-Tristan Froio, 13.84; 55th-John Immordino, 14.34.

200-meter dash: 24th-Braedyn Perez, 26.60; 31st-Austin Boulter, 28.28; 39th-John Immordino.

800-meter run: 3rd-Chase Boulter, 2:14.64; 5th-Jack Ball, 2:15.04.

1600-meter run: 19th-Josh Trujillo, 5:38.10.

4×200-meter relay: 14th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 1:48.58.

4×400-meter relay: 10th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 4:02.46.

Shot Put: 36th-Austin Boulter, 30’1.00”; 51st-Jake Duncan, 25’5.25”; 52nd-Tristan Froio, 24’9.00.”

Discus: 43rd-Austin Boulter, 70’1.00”; 47th-John Immordino, 67’2.00”; 52nd-Jake Duncan, 60’9.00.”

Girls’ results:

100-meter dash: 24th-Kasen Nelson, 14.75; 40th-Jada Gohdes, 16.15; 41st-Rachel Schmalz, 16.31.

200-meter dash: 29th-Jada Gohdes, 33.32; 30th-Rachel Schmalz, 33.41.

400-meter dash: 19th-Cicely Lepro, 1:16.21.

4×200-meter relay: 7th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:08.78.

800 sprint medley: 14th-Gilpin County Relay Team, 2:22.62.

Long jump: 24th-Kasen Nelson, 12’2.50.”

Shot put: 8th-Shania Gonzales, 28’8.75.”

Discus: 30th-Shania Gonzales, 63’4.00.”

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