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Baseball Highlights: Arvada West takes control of 5A Jeffco

Mustangs out of race for league title, D’Evelyn wins big

Photo by Daniel Williams
Ralston Valley senior pitcher Mitch Robinson serves up what was a nasty fastball for a strike, but the Mustangs were still outdone by Dakota Ridge 7-5 Saturday at All Star Park.
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Arvada West took control of 5A Jeffco baseball with three consecutive huge wins against Columbine, Ralston Valley and its latest being a 6-4 win over Chatfield Saturday at A-West High School.

The Wildcats were down 4-2 in the bottom of the six inning before senior Joe Rosenstein hit a grand slam to bury Chatfield.

The loss was only Chatfield’s second of the season. A-West also knocked off then unbeaten Columbine last Monday.

The Wildcats (12-5, 6-0 in league) control their own destiny in terms of winning a league championship and will wrap up their regular season Wednesday at Lakewood at 4 p.m.

Ralston Valley had its league title hopes squashed by Dakota Ridge in a 7-5 loss Saturday at All Star Park.

The Mustangs rallied with a couple late inning runs but the Eagles broke out for four third inning runs and then three more in the fourth inning creating a gap that Ralston Valley couldn’t close.

Dakota Ridge sophomore Bailey Collins hit a grand slam in the third inning that seemed to take the spirits out of the Mustangs.

But Ralston Valley (12-4, 2-3 in league) is still looked at as a team that can make some noise in the state playoffs.

The Mustangs will wrap up their season at Pomona Saturday at 11 p.m.

Wheat Ridge and Arvada combined for 26 hits in the Farmers 17-7 victory Saturday at Everett High School.

The Farmers scored nine runs in the first inning and four more in the second leaving the Bulldogs in the dust.

Wheat Ridge sophomore Chase Powell went 2-for-4 with four RBI and junior Nate Sanchez went 2-for-4 scoring twice and driving in two runs both off doubles.

Arvada’s offense would come to life late as they scored six sixth inning runs. But they were no match for the Farmers who have turned into a 4A powerhouse this season.

Wheat Ridge (13-3, 10-1 in league) will host D’Evelyn Thursday at 4 p.m.

Arvada (3-13, 1-10 in league) will host D’Evelyn Saturday at 11 p.m.

D’Evelyn overwhelmed Golden with a barrage of hits in their 13-1 victory Saturday at Golden High School.  

Seven different Jaguars combined for 14 hits including sophomore Dylan Nelson’s huge 3-for-5 afternoon where he drove in four runs and scored once himself.

D’Evelyn had six different players record multiple hits but it was the Jaguars’ pitching that was equally outstanding.

Senior Mikale Doherty struck out 12 batters over six innings giving up seven hits and one run.

Golden junior Jesse Capaul went 2-for-3 scoring once and Will Lowry went 2-for-3.

Golden (5-11, 4-7 in league) will host Arvada Thursday at 4 p.m.

D’Evelyn (9-7, 7-4 in league) will play at Arvada Saturday at 4 p.m.