Poudre High School’s softball team nearly pulled an upset Saturday against the state’s best team.
The Impalas had the tying run on third base in the bottom of the seventh inning but couldn’t push it across in a 4-3 loss to top-ranked Legacy.
Poudre already had scored twice in the seventh to get within a run.
“We came out ready to play,” Poudre coach Christy Malara said. “We definitely kept it interesting. It was a close game and we kept battling. The way it ended, we won that game in my book.”
Sarah Johnson pitched well for the Impalas (4-8-1, 3-3 Front Range League). She had 10 strikeouts and allowed seven hits.
Brittany Bigge went 2 for 4 and scored twice, while Kasaundra Mascarenaz was 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs.
FORT COLLINS 13, MONARCH 1 — At Louisville, the Lambkins had 16 hits, including a home run by Maddie Gudenkauf, in a rout on the road.
Autumn Anderson doubled and picked up the pitching victory. She had eight strikeouts. Ashley Brock was 4 for 5, including a triple, to lead the offense for Collins.
HORIZON 15, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 5 — The Lobos allowed 20 hits and made four errors in the loss.
Megan Rhead was 2 for 3 with a home run, double and three RBIs for Rocky. Courtney Robbins and Sydne Rios also had a pair of hits.
POUDRE 4, LONGMONT 1 — At Longmont, the Impalas scored four goals in the second half to pick up the nonconference road win.
Hector Rodriguez recorded a hat trick, while Francisco Hernandez also scored. Preston Roche had a pair of assists and Zach Hooker also picked up an assist.
WINDSOR 3, GREELEY WEST 2 — At Greeley, the Wizards got goals from three different plays and held on to beat Greeley West.
Brandon Lind, Ryan Kurtz and Alejandro Mendoza scored for Windsor (6-0). Christian Johnson had two assists.
WIZARD INVITATIONAL — Windsor placed fifth in its nine-team tournament, which was won by Valor Christian.
Mark Gueswell made the championship match at No. 1 singles for the Wizards. He lost 6-2, 6-1 to Discovery Canyon’s Luke Lorenz.