Gilpin HS baseball team bests Denver Academy Mustangs

Lena Warren and Jack Ball nab 2nd place wins at Clear Creek track meet

by Patty Unruh

Action on the Diamond

This just in – Gilpin Eagles H.S. varsity baseball athletes soared past their opponents, the Rocky Mountain Lutheran Eagles of Denver, by a score of 11-5. The away non-conference game was played on Monday, April 23, at Northwest Open Space in Westminster and was Gilpin’s second win this season.

Gilpin’s first win was over the Denver Academy Mustangs (DA) on April 19, when Gilpin came in with the 7-6 victory in that away conference game. DA, like Gilpin, has had a bit of a down season.

The Eagles got things rolling in the first inning with four runs, while DA mustered one run. Gilpin scored again in the third inning and put up 2 more points in the seventh. The third and fourth innings belonged to the Mustangs, with 5 more points for them.

Gilpin players who scored were Angel Gomez, Tristan DiPasquale, Manny Gomez, Josh Trujillo, Blaizun Diamond-Valli, and Will Lorenz.

  1. Gomez, Dallas LeBeau, Chad Holmes, M. Gomez, and Lorenz got hits for the Eagles.

Lorenz was chosen Player of the Game, with 3 runs batted in, a sacrifice fly, 6 stolen bases, and 4 assists. As pitcher, he struck out 14 Mustang batters.

Trujillo had 13 putouts, followed by M. Gomez with 7.

The Eagles took a 22-0 loss to the Dawson School Mustangs of Lafayette on April 17. It was a home league game played at Dawson. Josh Trujillo was Gilpin’s Player of the Game in that contest.

Frontier League Qualifier

Gilpin’s varsity track and field team enjoyed a good meet when they participated on April 17 in the Frontier League Qualifier at Clear Creek in Evergreen. The boys’ team placed eighth of 12 at the non-conference meet. Skyview (Thornton) placed first, and Clear Creek came in just ahead of Gilpin County with seventh place.

Jack Ball of Gilpin placed second in the 400-meter and 800-meter races. The Gilpin relay team came in fourth. Stephen King earned seventh in the long jump, and Austin Boulter achieved a sixth-place berth in the shot put and an eighth-place spot in the discus.

The Gilpin girls’ squad placed tenth of 12. Lena Warren ran to a second place win in the 3200-meter and a seventh place spot in the 400-meter. Teammate Nicole Adams earned fifth in the high jump and seventh in the 100-meter. Frederick achieved first place overall, while Clear Creek came in fourth.

Boys’ Results:

100M – 27th-Austin Boulter, 13.28; 34th-Blake Boulter, 15.45.

200M – 20th-Nolan Lindberg, 27.83; 22nd-Blake Boulter, 31.45.

400M – 2nd-Jack Ball, 52.08; 9th-Stephen King, 57.81; 12th-Nolan Lindberg, 1:01.06

800M – 2nd-Jack Ball, 2:06.65.

4×400 relay – 4th-Gilpin Relay Team, 3:55.38.

Long jump – 7th-Stephen King, 18’1.50”; 25th-Blake Boulter, 13’8.75”.

Shot put – 6th-Austin Boulter, 34’8.50”.

Discus – 8th-Austin Boulter, 97’7.00”; 14th-Nolan Lindberg, 69’0.00”; 16th-Blake Boulter, 64’4.00”.

Girls’ Results:

100M – 7th-Nicole Adams, 14.49.

400M – 7th-Lena Warren, 1:12.07; 9th-Nicole Adams, 1:13.82; 13th-Olivia Ball, 1:21.02.

3200M – 2nd-Lena Warren, 15:15.48.

High jump – 5th-Nicole Adams, 4’4.00”.

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