Creek-Her­itage: early bat­tle of 5A ti­tans

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Kyle New­man BASE­BALL GIRLS SOC­CER BOYS LACROSSE

The fol­low­ing is a look at mar­quee games this week in base­ball, girls soc­cer and boys lacrosse as the spring sea­son en­ters its se­cond full week of ac­tion. (All rank­ings and records are cur­rent as of Mon­day.) in­nings to Moun­tain Vista on Fri­day and play at Regis Je­suit on Tues­day, so coach Marc John­son’s

Esquad is sure to be ready for this non­con­fer­ence bat­tle with the Ea­gles, who have one of the best pitcher/po­si­tion play­ers in the state in ju­nior right-han­der/first base­man Ri­ley Egloff. up to the likes of se­nior third base­man Austin Chouinard to cat­alyze a Raiders of­fense that grad­u­ated a ton of fire­power from 2016. Coach Steve Fal­coni and the Mus­tangs routed No. 6 Mullen 12-1 on Satur­day.

Eplay­ers have scored in four games so far for the War­riors, who need to main­tain of­fen­sive bal­ance as well as stout de­fense against coach Brian Todd and the Rebels, who are led by sopho­more striker Tessa Bar­ton and se­nior mid­fielder Amanda Porter. early, yet im­por­tant, Front Range League bat­tle — not to men­tion a dis­trict ri­valry game — and the Lo­bos have al­ready proved they’re among the state’s elite with their sea­son-open­ing win over No. 10 Ral­ston Val­ley. Fort Collins has out­stand­ing play­ers such as ju­nior mid­field­ers Bai­ley Ne­mechek and Ri­ley Di­et­rich. Pl­it­nick and the Rebels host coach Eric Seel­bach and the Tigers in a Jef­fco League bat­tle. Sopho­more mid­field­ers Ja­cob Brun­ner and Ke­gan Huf­ford are key to pro­vid­ing an of­fen­sive spark for Lake­wood.

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