The Rocky Mountain High School baseball team defeated Loveland on the mercy rule Saturday, winning 10-0 at home in a game cut short after five innings.
The Lobos recorded 13 hits in their third consecutive win. Rocky gained early control in the first two innings, then broke the game open with a five-run fifth frame.
Cole Anderson led the way offensively, going 3 for 3 including a home run. John Sorenson picked up the win on the mound, allowing six hits while striking out three batters through four innings.
Defending state champion Rocky Mountain is ranked No. 2 in Class 5A in this week’s Associated Press media poll. The Lobos (4-3, 1-0 Front Range League) will next play Broomfield at home at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
FORT COLLINS 7, BOULDER 3 — The Lambkins scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning in their win on the road.
Matt Mader led with three hits in four at-bats. Five others contributed two hits. Preston Snavely struck out six batters through six innings pitched.
Fort Collins (4-3, 1-0 FRL) will next play at Horizon at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
MONARCH 3, FOSSIL RIDGE 0 — The SaberCats were held scoreless in their loss on the road. Ryan Cronin had two hits for Fossil and Keegan Lechler added one.
Fossil Ridge (1-6, 0-1 FRL) will next play at Legacy at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
FAIRVIEW 18, POUDRE 0 — The Impalas were held hitless in their road loss. Fairview won on the mercy rule after the fourth inning.
Poudre (1-5, 0-1 FRL) will next play Monarch at home at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 14, LA JUNTA 10 — Brendan Herrfeldt went 4 for 4 with two RBI in the Cougars’ win at the Colorado Classic tournament.
Koby Bishop added three hits and Luke Fick picked up the win on the mound.
Defending champion RCS is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A in this week’s AP media poll. The Cougars (5-0, 1-0 District 4) will next play at Highland at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
POUDRE 1, ARVADA WEST 0 — Alli Gray put past the game-winning goal for the Impalas in their road victory.
Poudre (2-3, 1-3 FRL) will next play at Horizon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 2, FORT COLLINS 0 — Rylee Ostler and Savannah Warner scored goals in the Lobos’ win at Fossil Ridge High School. Jade Gosar and Baylee Bedard picked up one assist each.
Rocky Mountain (5-0, 3-0 FRL) will next play at Mountain Range at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Fort Collins (3-5, 2-3 FRL) will next play at Fairview at 4:30 p.m. the same day.
PALMER RIDGE 2, FOSSIL RIDGE 1 — The SaberCats suffered their third loss in four games on the road. No individual statistics were reported.
Fossil Ridge is ranked No. 7 in 5A in the most recent CHSAAnow.com poll. The SaberCats (5-4, 4-2 FRL) will next play No. 5 Broomfield at home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
TRACK AND FIELD
LEGEND TRACK CLASH — The Fossil Ridge girls took second and the Rocky Mountain boys finished fourth among 19 teams competing at the Legend Track Clash tournament.
The SaberCats finished second in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 relays. Chloe Woest won the pole vault for the Fossil girls. Brooke Pemberton took third in shot put, as did Caitlyn Cochran in the discus.
Bryan Hird won the 1,600 for the Rocky boys. He was followed by teammate Jannik Weiss in third place. Max McDonald took first in both the shot put and discus.
The Rocky girls finished seventh and the Fossil boys took 13th overall.
HIGHLAND INVITATIONAL — Both the Liberty Common boys and Heritage Christian girls took third among 14 teams competing at the Highland Invitational.
Alex Ho took second in the 200 and third in the 100 for the Liberty Common boys. Christopher Martinez finished third in the 3,200, as did Corbin Mayes in pole vault. The Eagles also won both the 400 and 800 boys relays.
Rachel and Rebekah Rairdon finished second and third, respectively, in the 800 for the Heritage Christian girls. Leann and Megan Wagner took third and fourth, respectively, in the 1,600.
The Heritage Christian boys finished fourth and the Liberty Common girls took sixth overall.
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