By Lynn Burton
Sopris Sun Staff Writer
The Roaring Fork baseball squad is on a heavy-hitting roll, out scoring its opponents 30-6 in the last three games, while chalking up wins of 13-3, 11-1 and 6-2 since April 29.
The Rams are paced by sophomore Layne Crisp with a .432 batting average and nine runs batted in (RBI), juniors Ralph Good and Drew Broadhurst (.434/13 RBI, and .346/9 RBI with two homeruns, respectively), and senior Aldo Pinela at .362, eight RBI’s and one home run.
Senior Hayden Bernot has also smacked a home run.
Roaring Fork’s most recent victory was a 6-2 win over Glenwood Springs on May 1.
In the game before that against Grand Valley on May 2, the Rams limbered up their bats for a 11-1 win. Good went 2-4 at the plate with three RBIs as did sophomore Dawson Kuhl, followed by Pinela with 2-4 and two RBI’s, and Drew Broadhurst on 2-4 with one RBI and one homerun.
Kuhl got the win in six innings by limiting Grand Valley to three hits; he also had six strikeouts.
Roaring Fork stands at 8-8 overall and 4-3 league play, with the season wrapping up at Meeker on May 4 and at home against Gunnison on May 6.
When asked about how the season is going last month, head coach Marty Madsen told The Sopris Sun, “We are competing at an entirely different level this season compared to last year. It shows from the hard work the guys have put in this season and trusting the approach we have instilled in practice. It is great to see these young men finding success on the field due to all the hard work. We are winning on a team level with everyone in the lineup contributing somehow in each game.”
The Roaring Fork girls’ soccer team brings an overall 6-5-2 record into the final game of the season at home against Middle Park on May 4. They are 3-4 in league play.
The Rams’ starting core group of players is composed of two freshman, three sophomores and three juniors.
Camilla Wikum, a junior, leads the scorers with 11, followed by Emily Broadhurst (freshman) with five, Lux Andrade (sophomore) with four, Lily Nichols (junior) with two and Sandra Grijalva (sophomore) with one. Goal tender Odalis Corcuera Cisneros has racked up 70 saves on the season.
The Roaring Fork girls’ lacrosse team plays a junior varsity schedule and stood at 5-1 following a loss to Aspen’s JV on April 25. The final game was slated for April 28. No further information was available at press time.
Roaring Fork heads to the Tiger Invitational in Grand Junction on May 12-13. The state championships are May 18-20 in Lakewood. Based on results to date, Roaring Fork is in the position to send five to 10 athletes to state.