BROOMFIELD - If there were any doubts that Faith Christian was the best team in Class 3A, they were put aside during the Eagles’ doubleheader with No. 3 Holy Family.
Faith Christian, which was No. 2 in 3A, not only swept the doubleheader with its rival Tigers — the Eagles dominated the matchup.
Faith Christian won the first game 7-0 and then rolled to a 10-0 win in the second game. In fact in the second game Ian Loffert had a no-hitter going into the sixth, before Conor Stanley broke his streak with a single.
“I took it one pitch at a time,” Loffert said. “Tried to breathe and stay calm, I knew my team had my back.”
Loffert and the Eagles have been dominating their opponents for much of the season. Faith Christian’s lone loss came on March 21, when the Eagles lost to Prairie View 7-4. Since then the Eagles have been practically unstoppable, winning 12 in a row and outscoring the opponents 127-11.
And against Holy Family, Faith Christian dominated all aspects of the game.
The Eagles got their bats going, with 21 hits — while Holy Family had only seven.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Steven Galambos got things going for the Eagles with a solo shot in the opening inning. He also added an RBI double in the sixth. Tyler Deven, Tyler Tucker and Tristan Ortega also had RBIs in the game.
Tucker got the win on the mound, striking out eight batters and allowing only six hits.
Faith Christian did a good job getting runners around the bases and into scoring position, with a combined eight steals in the doubleheader. Deven had two in the second game, and was practically unstoppable.
The senior outfielder went 3 for 4, with three RBIs and scoring two runs.
He wasn’t the only one hitting the ball over the field. Brandyn Thompson went 3 for 4, with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs.
He hit an RBI double off the wall to get the Eagles going in the fourth. Thompson also hit an RBI single to seal the victory in the sixth.
“It’s always good to win,” Loffert said. “They are a good team and fun competition. When our team plays well, like they did, it’s a very good feeling.”
Faith also topped Bishop Machebeuf 11-4 on April 27. Deven went 2 for 5 with three RBIs. Spencer Mochal got the win for the Eagles.
Holy Family carried a six-game winning streak into its matchup with Faith Christian. The Tigers topped Manual on April 24 7-2.