It’s still very early in the baseball season but there are four top 10 matchups on the Tuesday slate including a nice battle out west between #1 Paonia (2A) and #10 Delta (3A).
For the Eagles, it’s their third meeting against a bigger school as they opened the season with a double-header sweep of Uintah UT. Delta meantime continues a rugged early slate against quality opponents as they’ve posted wins over Roaring Fork and Loveland and losses to Grand Junction and Valor Christian.
Local rivals Fleming and Haxtun also collide this afternoon. The Wildcats will use the game as their season opener while Haxtun opened the campaign by sweeping Caliche last Saturday; outscoring the Buffs 23-0 in the twinbill.
In Class 5A, tradition rich Cherry Creek and Regis continue their long rivalry. Regis will be seeing their first action of the season while the Bruins are 2-1 following wins over Dakota Ridge and Ralston Valley and an eight-inning loss to Mountain Vista. 2nd ranked Cherokee Trail also begins a difficult stretch at ThunderRidge tonight. The Cougars (2-3) also battle top ranked Rocky Mountain at Coors Field on Friday.
Colorado Preps will provide extensive coverage of the baseball season this year. Beginning in April and after most teams have moved through spring break, we’ll provide weekly updates on each classification.
#2 Eads at Swink
#3 Nucla at Montrose JV
#4 Fleming at #9 Haxtun (2A)
FINAL: #1 Paonia beat #10 Delta (3A) 4-2
FINAL: Platte Valley beat #6 Dayspring Christian 4-2
#7 Hotchkiss vs Olathe
#5 Air Academy vs Sand Creek
#9 Denver North vs Thomas Jefferson
#2 Cherokee Trail at #9 ThunderRidge
#3 Rock Canyon at Arizona Tournament
#4 Cherry Creek at #5 Regis
#8 Legend at Grandview
#10 Heritage vs Columbine