DENVER | The Rangeview baseball team continued to right its season with its best effort of the year on Tuesday.
The Raiders saved their best combined offensive, defensive and pitching performance for the big stage at Coors Field, as they played errorless ball and pounded out 14 hits in a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over Silver Creek on the Colorado Rockies’ home field.
Senior catcher Jeffrey Cordova had the big blow of the game for Rangeview with a bases-loaded double into the left-center field alley to key a five-run fifth inning and winning pitcher Evan Kercher and reliever Dillon Joy combined to keep the Raptors scoreless in their final three at-bats as the Raiders improved to 2-6 overall.
Junior second baseman Josh Schumacher went 4-for-4 and scored two runs and Kercher pounded out three hits and drove in a run for Rangeview.
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RANGEVIEW 8, SILVER CREEK 6
Score by innings (r-h-e):
Rangeview 003 050 0 — 8 14 0
Silver Creek 113 100 0 — 6 7 2
Caesar Estrada cf 4-1-1-0, Josh Schumacher 2b 4-2-4-0, Evan Kercher dh-p-1b 4-1-3-1, Jack Pauley 1b 2-0-1-1, Zach Sheppard ph-3b 1-0-0-0, Dillon Joye 3b-p 3-1-1-0, Jared Bourne ph 1-0-0-0, Casey McBride rf 4-1-2-1, Jeffrey Cordova c 3-1-1-3, Evan Kennedy ph 1-0-0-0, Tyler Gochenour lf 3-0-0-0, Blake Haag ph 1-0-0-0, Colton Bennett ss 3-1-2-1, Jay Chamberlain ph 1-0-0-0. Totals 35-8-15-7. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Abel Cordova (2-3-2-2-1-2), Matt Williams (1-3-3-3-2-0), Evan Kercher (W, 2-0-1-1-3-1), Dillon Joye (Save, 2-1-0-0-1-2).
SILVER CREEK (ab-r-h-rbi)
Scott Platt ss 3-1-2-0, Sebastian Metcalf lf 2-2-1-1, Zach Brown cf 3-0-1-2, Jimmy Fuhrman 1b 2-1-0-0, Mitch Webster ph 1-0-0-0, Austin Wood 3b 2-0-0-1, Jesse Lavya ph 0-0-0-0, Matt Siedem c 1-0-1-0, Dakota Ludwig pr 0-1-0-0, Colt Olinger ph 1-0-0-0, Jake Woodruff pr-ph 1-0-0-0, Elijah Larimore rf 3-0-1-1, Ned Higgins rf 1-0-0-0, Brock Ricks p 2-0-1-1, Kyle Barth ph-p 1-0-0-0, Capper Newton 2b 2-1-0-0. Totals 25-6-7-5. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Brock Ricks (L, 4 1/3-12-8-8-0-3), Kyle Barth (1 2/3-3-0-0-0-1), Zach Brown (1-0-0-0-0-2).
2B — Rangeview: Jeffrey Cordova, Casey McBridge; Silver Creek: Matt Siedem. 3B — Silver Creek: Sebastian Metcalf.