Mountain Lions 9, Tigers 5
Stepping out of conference play wasn’t a time to plan for the future, not with the RPI standings deciding the postseason. While it was not the crispest game played by Mountain View this season, it was a victory over Holy Family, improving the Lions to 12-4.
“We hit the ball well. We continue to do that, but our defense as not great,” MVHS coach Brian Smela said. “We need to get better. I wouldn’t call it well played, but I’m glad we won the game. We could have been practicing, so I’m glad we played a game going into Northridge. We need to put our best game on the field Tuesday.”
The Lions jumped out with a six-run second, but gave much of it back in the third. With Mike Felton perfect in four trips to the plate (with an RBI), the Lions tacked on to the lead as Dylan Norsen had a pair of hits and Dakota Jimenez drove in a pair.
Indians 4, Mustangs 3
WESTMINSTER — Loveland fell behind early in the Front Range League game with Mountain Range, but some solid relief pitching and one big frame offensively turned Monday’s game into a victory for the Indians, who now stand at 8-6 overall, 3-4 in league play.
Jackson Bakovich played a big role for Loveland, tossing three scoreless innings of relief to pick up the victory. He allowed just two hits and struck out three without a walk. At the plate, his two-run triple was the big blow in a four-run fifth, with Zach Harstad following with a double and scoring on a Keegan Villareal hit.
“It was a big win for us. To come back and beat a team like that, obviously it feels real good for the kids,” LHS coach Greg Brock said. “They played well, we played well. Our kids have played well the last five or six games, even though some of the scores have gotten lopsided.”
Resurrection Christian League Meet
WINDSOR — On the surface, the bonus was players were going to compete on the same course as they will for regionals, giving them an advance look at the Highland Meadows layout. But the good news kept coming for Resurrection Christian, not only as a team, but for individuals.
The Cougars shot 291 to finish fifth, their best team score of the year and the best standing for the squad in league play as Elisabeth Perl turned in a 93 and Morgan Sailer a 97.
“They were pretty excited,” Rez coach Eric Hinz said. “They were happy. It was Morgan’s best round ever in competition, and it was Elisabeth’s lowest score of the year, so they were both pretty pleased.”
Berthoud came in third as a team with a 285, led by Molli Boruff’s 88. Kyra McDonald was next at 96 for the Spartans. It was Boruff’s first tournament coming back from an injury, so the results were encouraging.
“She is working on returning to competitive form as we are nearing the end of the season and heading towards state-qualifying rounds,” BHS coach Mary Durkin said. “The final two matches of the season are next week where the team will be looking to improve in the league standing.”