Poudre lost its season-opening game in softball Tuesday, getting shutout by Ralston Valley, 3-0, at home.
Offense was in short supply for the Impalas against Ralston Valley pitcher Rylie Strong, who didn’t allow an extra base hit. All five base hits from Poudre (0-1) came from different batters.
The Mustangs (2-0) scored their first two runs in the third inning and followed up with another in the fourth to take control of the game. Sarah Johnson suffered the loss for Poudre.
“We played a good defensive game. Sarah pitched a great game and we gave ourselves the opportunity to win,” Poudre coach Christy Malara said. “We had runners in scoring position we just couldn’t hit them in. We now know what to work on before Friday.”
Poudre returns to the diamond Friday for the Triple Crown tournament in Fort Collins, where it will play Adams City at 9 a.m. and Widefield at 3 p.m.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 13, FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON 1–The Lobos picked up their first win of the season Tuesday with a dominating road victory.
Taylor Gefroh pitched a complete game for Rocky Mountain (1-1), striking out seven Trojans batters and went 2 for 4 at the plate with two RBIs.
Rocky will compete in the Triple Crown tournament Friday with games against Northglenn, Standley Lake and Valor Christian at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
WINDSOR 11, NORTHRIDGE 1–After a rough start to the season, the Wizards bounced back Tuesday with a convincing victory.
Chelsea Moote and Ashton Kazmierski both pitched for Windsor (1-2) to hold Northridge (0-3) without an earned run. The Wizards were sloppy on defense with four errors.
Moote, Shaela Heath and Maggie O’Connor had doubles for Windsor, combining for eight RBIs, and Kristen Bessey hit a triple.
LEGACY 5, WINDSOR 2–Windsor fell to 0-2 on the season Tuesday when it lost to Legacy at home.
The Lightning was sparked behind its performance in singles action by Mike Rosencrans, Dave Rosencrans and Jordan Boucher all defeating their Windsor counterparts.
Windsor’s Nos. 1 and 2 doubles teams both won their matches, led by Andrew Myers and Cole Mills, who swept Austin Martinez and Austin Sack.
The Wizards will host Centaurus on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 7, MOUNTAIN RANGE 0–The Lobos had no problem picking up their first boys tennis win of the season on the road in Westminster on Tuesday.
After being shutout 7-0 by Niwot last week, Rocky Mountain had a commanding victory, led in singles play by Isaac Smith’s 6-4, 6-2 win over Matt Flanigan and Jason Kbrec’s 6-2, 6-0 win against Andy Thai.
“Everyone played well. Their intensity and execution was high,” Rocky coach Bruce Malloy said. “The team is responding well to the competitive diet of the past two weeks. I am happy with their progress.”
Up next for the Lobos is a Front Range League match at Greeley West on Sept. 10.
BOULDER 5, FORT COLLINS 2–The Lambkins dropped a close contest Tuesday in Front Range League play.
Fort Collins (2-2) lost three of four doubles points, but two matches had a set go at least 12 games. The points Fort Collins picked up were at the No. 3 singles spot, where C.J. Moddelmog defeated Jonathan Tari, 6-4, 7-5, and in No. 1 doubles, with Tony Steinle and T.J. Ascough winning a three-hour match over Arie Van Vuuren and Ethan Anderson, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).
Fort Collins will next play at Monarch on Sept. 3.