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Jeffco Baseball Highlights: Arvada loses slugfest

Wheat Ridge, Green Mountain open season with wins

Daniel Williams
After only three wins in 2013 Arvada had designs on becoming an impact team in 4A Jeffco led by first year manager Eugene Carbajal this season.
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Arvada lost a slugfest to Skyview falling 12-10 Saturday at Skyview High School.

The loss was the Bulldogs’ second of the season, as they lost their season opener to Peak-to-Peak 5-2 Thursday at Arvada High School.  

First year Arvada coach Eugene Carbajal may still be in search of that first victory, but his Bulldogs do look much improved from last season.

Arvada (0-2) was 3-15-1 (1-13 in 4A Jeffco) last season. This season the team looked to get back to .500.

The Bulldogs will host Arvada April 2 at 4 p.m.

Green Mountain pounded Adams City 21-1 in its season opener Thursday at Adams City High School.

The Rams scored 14 runs in the fourth inning and blew out Adams City behind junior Josh Ramirez who went 2-for-3 with a home run. Ramirez also threw three innings giving up two hits and a single run.

In addition, Green Mountain freshman Dylan Jacob went 2-for-2 with a home run and five RBI’s.

The Rams (1-0) will host George Washington Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

Wheat Ridge won its season opener dropping Roosevelt 8-5 Thursday at Roosevelt High School.

The Farmers got three runs in the first inning and then three more in the sixth inning and were able to hold off Roosevelt who cut Wheat Ridge’s deficit to 6-5 late in the contest.

But Wheat Ridge got two more runs in the seventh inning with the help of junior Willie Harris who went 2-for-5 and drove in a run.

In addition, junior Diego Garcia hit a three-run home run, and senior Lane Wagoner went 2-for-3.

The Farmers (1-0) will play at Arcadia, a school in Arizona, in the Coach Bob National Tournament Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Despite a dozen strikeouts from their ace, Alameda was beat by John F. Kennedy 3-2 in its season opener Thursday at Kennedy High School.

Down 2-1 the Pirates tied the contest 2-2 in the seventh inning, only to give the lead back to Kennedy in the bottom half of the same frame.

Alameda junior pitcher Anthony “Bubba” Bellante threw good enough, which included 12 strikeouts, but the Pirates could not seal the deal. Bellante also went 1-for-3 and scored a run.

In addition, Alameda senior Raul Rivera went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs.

The Pirates (0-1) will play at Thornton Thursday at 4 p.m.

Five different Ralston Valley players had multiple hits in their 13-2 win over Eaglecrest Saturday at Eaglecrest High School.

The Mustangs erupted for nine runs in the third inning behind senior Jake Griffins’ 2-for-3 outing that included four RBI.

Senior Mitch Robinson was also very productive for Ralston Valley going 2-for-3 with two RBI.

And senior Jordan Holloway went 3-for-4. Holloway also recorded his first victory of the season throwing five innings while giving up three hits on five runs and striking out seven batters.

Ralston Valley (1-0) will play Flowing Wells, a team in Arizona, Tuesday at 5 p.m.