KMTS BASEBALL: Demons Continue Hit Barage, Sweep Rams

CARBONDALE (4/5/14) โ€“ After rolling up 25 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Battle Mountain midweek, the Glenwood Springs baseball team made it five straight wins and increased the offensive thunder, winning 28-6 and 10-0 in a pair of non-league games at Roaring Fork on Saturday.

Chase Nieslanik (2-1), who had a no-hitter into the sixth and hit a home run against the Huskies on Wednesday, threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout versus the Rams, and his three-run blast over the right field fence opened up a 2-0 game in the third.

Tristan Harris (3-0) also picked up a pair of victories in the week, going the distance in a 15-1 win Wednesday and leaving with a 10-2 lead after four innings Saturday. The score was just 5-2 until five Ram errors and three walks allowed the Demons to plate five runs without a hit in the top of the fifth.

Luke Ray pitched the final three innings of that contest, which became a complete rout after Roaring Fork prolonged it by scoring two in the bottom of the sixth to avoid the 10-run rule. Given another inning to swing the bats, the Demons bombarded a pair of Ram relievers for 15 runs on 10 hits and 7 walks. Kiefer Brocker, Chris Sarabia, Harris, and Ray each had two hits in the inning.

For the doubleheader, Brocker went 6-for-10 with five runs scored, four doubles, and four RBIs. Sarabia was 5-for-7, scoring 8 runs, stealing 3 bases and being hit by four pitches (ouch!). Harris drove in 5 runs and scored 5, Nieslanik stroked a double and a homer, walked 4 times, and scored 7 runs on the day.

For Roaring Fork, Tanner Nieslanik was perfect at the plate, going 5-for-5, with 3 singles, a triple, and a home run. Alex Fisher (1-3), who took the loss after leaving the first game down 5-2 after 4 innings, hit a double and triple for the Rams. T Conrad (0-3) was the losing pitcher in the nightcap.

Glenwood, now 5-2 (2-0 in league) after starting the season with two non-league losses, goes to Rifle (6-4, 3-3 WSL) for a 6:30 game Tuesday evening, which will be broadcast live on KMTS as well as online at kmts.com.