Baseball: Rangeview gets the measure of Westminster


WESTMINSTER – It has been a challenging season for the young Westminster baseball team.

The Wolves fell to the Rangeview Raiders 19-8 on May 7 to drop to 2-16-1 on the season and 1-4 in the 5A/4A East Metro Athletic Conference.

The two victories for Westminster this season included a 14-2 win over Bishop Machebeuf and a big 20-5 win over league-rival Gateway. Nine players got a hit in the win over Bishop Machebeuf, and seven players got a hit in the win against Gateway.

But on May 7, the Wolves struggled to keep the Raiders off the bases. Rangeview scored eight runs in the opening frame and added a run in each inning before pushing three across in the fifth to seal the victory due to the 10-run rule.

“We need to do a better job of limiting our errors,” Westminster coach Sean Sullivan said.

The Wolves added two runs back in the first, but the big highlight for Westminster was their baserunning ability.  Any time the Wolves got on base, they were on the move and seeking an extra base. Carlos Grimaldo and Colby Saiz both swiped a pair of bases in the second inning and then scored on a passed ball. Grimaldo added another run in the fourth and hit a two-RBI single in the fifth. But Westminster couldn’t keep the rally going. Michael Davidson and Brian Fierros-Landa also scored runs for the Wolves as well.

“That’s one thing we really did well,” Sullivan said. “When we got on base, we capitalized. I’m proud of the guys.”

Davidson was dealt the loss on the mound for Westminster.

The Wolves close out the regular season with league games against Northglenn and Prairie View (May 10, after press time, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14), and non-league games against Sheridan (5 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Sheridan) and Arrupe Jesuit (4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17).


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