The Heritage baseball team took an undefeated record into a pair of tough games during the week of April 10-15.
Coach Jordan Johnson’s Eagles were ranked fifth in the CHSAANow.com state poll on April 10 and defeated Valor Christian 8-1 on April 12 as pitchers Case Kunz and Henry Hossfeld combined to limit the Eagles to one run and eight hits.
On April 15, Heritage played top-seeded Rocky Mountain in Fort Collins and lost 9-5 in a game between unbeaten teams. Will Shefte had two hits and two runs batted in for the Eagles (11-1).
In other baseball action, Mason Scott went 3-for-3 with a run batted in and scored twice as third-ranked Cherry Creek (8-4) downed Arapahoe 8-5 on April 11.
Nick Herrick was 3-for-3 and had two RBI in Creek’s 14-0 win over Mullen on April 13.
Sixth-ranked Mountain Vista (7-3) couldn’t push across the tying run in the sixth or seventh innings and dropped a 10-9 decision to Columbine on April 12. Carson Vitry had two hits for Vista.
Chaparral, ranked fourth in the Class 5A poll, edged Lutheran 6-5 on April 15. Brayden Munroe belted two home runs, scored twice and had three RBI for Chap (7-1-1). Drew McNear and Josh Miller each had two hits for Lutheran, the sixth-ranked team in the Class 4A state rankings.
The Lions (8-6-1) split a two-game series with No. 8 Lewis-Palmer. Lutheran lost 15-12 on April 11 but rebounded with an 11-6 win on April 13. Josh Miller went 3-for-4 and scored three runs in the Lions’ win in the second game against Lewis-Palmer.
Two-time defending Class 4A state champion Ponderosa (6-5) defeated Denver East 16-4 on April 15 with Bryce Robinette going 4-for-4 with three RBI.