Sports, April 25th

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

GLENWOOD HELD TO ONE HIT IN LOSS TO DELTA

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Demons came within a whisker of being no-hit by the Western Slope League-leading Delta Panthers in Thursday’s 8 to 1 loss.  Designated hitter Isaac Law, managed a two-out, bases-loaded , high-chopping infield single in the home half of the fourth inning that drove Chris Sarabia home.  While Delta’s second pitcher of the day, submarining right hander Keaton Reiher waited for the ball to come down, Law was just a few feet from 1st base and Sarabia had crossed the plate.  Glenwood coaches charged Reiher with an error, but others said it could have been an infield single.  Either way, Glenwood failed to do much with the bats against the likes of Reiher and starting pitcher Tyler Sandoval.  The Demons also struggled in the field, committing six errors on routine plays. Glenwood starter and staff ace, Chase Nieslanik suffered from control problems from the outset, striking out one and walking five.  His record fell to 4 and 2 on the season.  Nieslanik, the team’s home run leader with 3, also struck out swinging in three trips to the plate. Glenwood’s record is now 4 and 4 in league play, 7 and 6 overall with the second place Eagle Valley Devils coming to town for a Saturday doubleheader at 11 and 1. 

NO MORE FANS ALLOWED AT BRONCOS TRAINING CAMP

ENGLEWOOD (AP) – The Denver Broncos are closing their training camp to fans this summer because of ongoing construction at team headquarters. Instead, they’ll have three open practices at their stadium. The Broncos’ Dove Practice facilities are undergoing a $35 million face-lift that includes the installation of an indoor practice facility and renovations to the existing complex, a project that won’t be finished in time for training camp in July. Team president Joe Ellis said the construction presents safety and logistical issues, so the team decided to close workouts and instead will host three practices at Sports Authority Field instead of one. Those will be July 27 and 30 and Aug. 2 for the annual summer scrimmage.

AVS LOSE, SERIES TIED

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.The Wild outshot the Avalanche a stunning 32-12, establishing a franchise record for fewest allowed by Minnesota. Colorado has been outshot 78-34 in the last two games, with Ryan O’Reilly getting the only goal.
Jared Spurgeon used a slap shot to get a puck past Colorado’s Semyon Varlamov just 3:47 into the game, much quicker than the 65:08 the Wild needed to score the last time. Game 5 will be in Denver on Saturday night.

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