Fossil Ridge softball team headed to state semifinals

Fossil Ridge softball team headed to state semifinals

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Fossil Ridge softball team headed to state semifinals

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For the second year in a row, the Fossil Ridge High School softball team is headed to the Class 5A semifinals.

The No. 1-seeded SaberCats beat No. 16 Arvada West and No. 8 Douglas County on Friday at Aurora Sports Park to advance to the semis.

Fossil Ridge (21-1) was boosted by two home runs by Berkley Calapp in the 9-5 quarterfinal win over Douglas County.

The SaberCats beat Arvada West 2-0 in the first round Friday morning. Fossil Ridge’s runs were supplied by a welcome addition to the squad.

Junior Haley Donaldson, who hadn’t played all season after suffering a torn ACL in April, hit a two-run home run in her first at-bat of the season in the first inning.

Murphy McRoberts earned the win in the circle in both games, allowing just eight hits in the two games combined.

The SaberCats lost to Legend in the semis last year. Fossil Ridge will face No. 4 Castle View (20-3) at 10 a.m. Saturday at Aurora Sports Park.

The other semifinal is No. 6 Grandview and No. 7 Broomfield. The championship game is at 1:30 p.m.

No. 9 Rocky Mountain lost 14-7 to Douglas County in the first round. No details were reported by Rocky Mountain.

In 4A, No. 12 Windsor lost 11-2 to No. 5 Discovery Canyon in the first round.

Follow sports reporter Kevin Lytle at twitter.com/Kevin_Lytle and at facebook.com/KevinSLytle.

Saturday schedule

Semifinal: No. 1 Fossil Ridge vs. No. 4 Castle View, 10 a.m.

Championship: 1:30 p.m.

Where: Aurora Sports Complex, Aurora

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