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Legacy advances in baseball playoffs

Roundup of baseball playoff games


Five area baseball teams captured regional playoff titles on May 13 and will begin play May 19 in the Class 5A double-elimination state tournament.

• Host Cherry Creek downed Chatfield, 9-1,and shut out ThunderRidge, 3-0, to win the Region 1 tournament. Quentin Parr hurled a complete game 3-hitter against ThunderRidge.

• Legacy captured the Region 2 title with a 3-2 win over Mullen and a 12-5 victory over Brighton. In the two wins, senior DJ Daugherty went 4-for-5, scored four runs and had five RBIs.

• Rock Canyon came out on top in the Region 4 tourney. The Jaguars beat Grand Junction, 8-1, and then tripped Continental League rival Heritage, 13-6 in the title game. Matt Given earned a pitching win, and in the two games, he was 4-for-5 with four RBIs, with a home run and a triple.

• Legend hosted the Region 5 tournament and shut out Pomona, 10-0, before whipping Grand Junction Central ,13-3, in the title contest. In the game against Grand Junction Central, Joey Rambisz hit a homer and went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.

• Mountain Vista edged Coronado, 8-7, and then blanked Ralston Valley, 2-0, to capture the Region 7 tournament.

Class 4A

Valor Christian and Golden will be playing in the Class 4A double-elimination portion of the state tournament.

The Eagles beat Eagle Valley 10-0 and then eliminated Ponderosa, 12-2 in the Region 7 title game.

In the Region 2 tourney, Golden topped Canon City, 10-3, and rallied in the bottom of the seventh to edge Longmont, 11-9. Ethan Whitson had four hits and scored three runs for the Demons in the title game.

Class 3A

Defending Class 3A state champion Faith Christian kept alive its chances for a repeat by defeating University, 3-2, to win the Quadrant D tournament and advance to the state tournament. Michael Gubanich went 2-for-2 with an RBI against University.


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