Jack Ball to run in Colorado State Track & Field Meet
by Patty Unruh
Eagles v. Golddiggers Baseball
The Gilpin High School Eagles varsity baseball team surprised the Clear Creek Golddiggers of Evergreen with a come-from-behind 12-8 tournament win on Thursday, May 13. The tournament games were part of the 2017 CHSAA District/Regional baseball tournaments for Class 2A, District 7. The Eagles ranked sixth going into the tournament against number three-ranked Golddiggers.
After their win, Gilpin went on to face second-ranked Dayspring Christian on Saturday, May 13, concluding their season with a 15-1 loss to that team.
Gilpin ended with an overall record of 7-7, 2-4 in league action.
Lyons, ranked number one, lost to fourth-ranked Dawson School. Dayspring and Dawson played for the championship on the 13th, Dayspring winning 15-0.
In Gilpin’s win versus Clear Creek (CC), the Eagles began with a 3-2 lead in the first inning. That slipped away as CC tied the score in the second inning and shot ahead by 3 runs in the third and another in the fourth. CC got another run in the sixth inning, and thought they had the game in the bag, but Gilpin perked up with an amazing 5 runs to tie the score 8-8. They scored another 4 in the seventh and final inning to win it 12-8.
Senior Eryk Lorenz was selected as Player of the Game. He scored 1 run, had 3 singles, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base. He also had 5 put-outs, with 1 assist in the field. As winning pitcher, he pitching 5.2 innings with 5 strikeouts. “Outstanding effort in a must-win situation,” noted Head Coach Tony Lorenz.
Sam Snyder scored 3 runs to lead the Eagles, followed by Brekken Billman and Manny Gomez with 2 each. E. Lorenz, Chad Holmes, Cooper Lindberg, W. Lorenz, and Daniel Jewell each came in with 1 run.
- Lorenz was top hitter with 3, while Holmes and Snyder slugged 2 each and Lindberg and W. Lorenz contributed 1, for a total of 9 hits. RBI’s were had by Holmes and M. Gomez (2 each) and E. Lorenz, Angel Gomez, Snyder, Lindberg, and Jewell (1 each).
- Lorenz, Holmes, and Snyder were the base stealers.
- Gomez led in put-outs with 8, followed by W. Lorenz and E. Lorenz with 5 apiece.
Billman and E. Lorenz each contributed 3 assists, while Snyder helped with 2.
The Lorenz brothers each had 5 pick-offs.
“Our boys fought hard against a very good Clear Creek team,” said Coach Lorenz.
- Lorenz was Player of the Game against Dayspring, pitching 3-2/3 innings, recording 5 strikeouts, getting 1 assist in the field, and going 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 singles.
Track at Joe Shields Invitational
While the baseball team was busy at the district tourney, the boys’ and girls’ varsity track squad competed at the Joe Shields Invitational Meet in West Grand.
Notable races included the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs for the boys, with Jack Ball coming in 2nd in both events. He ran a 2:05.93 in the 800-meter and a 4:52.11 in the 1600-meter. Ashley Parkhurst finished 2nd in the girls’ 400-meter. Keely Schmidt earned a 4th-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a 52.25 time, and she tied for 3rd place in the high jump at 4’2.00”.
Jack Ball will run in the Colorado State Meet at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood on Thursday, May 18, at 6:58 p.m. He qualified in the 400-meter with a time of 53.81. The meet runs through Saturday, May 20.
100-meter dash: 16th-Josh Trujillo, 12.92; 25th-Mike Wenholz, 13.61.
200-meter dash: 17th-Josh Trujillo, 27.24; 23rd-Mike Wenholz, 28.58.
800-meter run: 2nd-Jack Ball, 2:05.93.
1600-meter run: 2nd-Jack Ball, 4:52.11.
3200-meter: 7th-Tristan Froio, 19:19.05.
4×400-meter relay: 7th-Gilpin Relay Team, 4:23.41.
Shot put: 9th-Austin Boulter, 33’3.25”
100-meter dash: 8th-Ashley Parkhurst, 14.21; 20th-Lena Warren, 15.51.
200-meter dash: 12th-Ashley Parkhurst, 29.85; 20th-Lena Warren, 31.74.
400-meter: 2nd-Ashley Parkhurst, 1:04.38; 7th-Lena Warren, 1:10.73.
300-meter hurdles: 4th-Keely Schmidt, 52.25.
High jump: 3rd-Keely Schmidt, 4’2.00.”