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Skyview cooled off by spring break

Baseball highlights: Norsemen leave Grand Canyon state with victory

Photo by Daniel Williams
Skyview junior pitcher Diego Vigil gets a fist-bump from his teammate after he managed to escape the inning without giving up any runs against on March 15. Skyview opened their season with six straight wins.
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It’s almost unheard of students not wanting to go on spring break but those on Skyview’s baseball team might have wanted to skip it.

The Wolverines were red hot before going on break last week, winning their first six games of the season.

Their only loss came in a 8-7 contest at Vista Peak Prep last Wednesday. But even in the loss Skyview rallied in the seventh inning scoring three runs before the Bison finally closed the game out.

The Wolverines have had several players have huge statistical starts to their season including junior Brandan Barringer who had a .588 average with 10 hits and 13 RBI over his first five games of the season.

Skyview (6-1) will play at Fort Morgan Friday at 4 p.m.

It took Northglenn four road games but they finally were able to leave Arizona with a win.

The Norsemen traveled to Scottsdale during spring break and lost three games before beating Flint Hill 6-5 on Thursday.

The victory was Northglenn’s second of the season, as they have already suffered two separate three game losing streaks.

However, the Norsemen have also played a very tough non-league schedule packed with 5A powers and perhaps they are now battle-tested as they approach 5A/4A Metro Eastern League play.

Northglenn (2-6) will play at Rangeview Thursday at 4 p.m.

Westminster suffered a third close loss of the season, falling 8-5 to Canyon City Saturday at Westminster High School.

The game was tied 4-4 going into the final inning but the Tigers scored four in the seventh inning and the Wolves couldn’t respond in the bottom half of the frame.

In the loss Westy freshman Razzo Vigil went 2-for-2 with a double and a triple. Senior Garrett Smith went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

However, The Wolves got a 7-4 win over Denver East Wednesday at Westminster. In that game Vigil went 4-for-4 and Westy scored runs in five of the game’s seven innings.

Westminster (2-4) will play at Thornton Thursday at 4 p.m.