Daily Camera (Boulder)

Mead, Holy Fam­ily still stand­ing

Mav­er­icks, Tigers move on to Satur­day’s 4A semi­fi­nals

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The top four seeds in the Class 4A state soft­ball tour­na­ment all sur­vived through Thurs­day’s quar­ter­fi­nals, and among them, North­ern Colorado Ath­letic Con­fer­ence stand­outs Mead and Holy Fam­ily will make up half the teams to in­vade the Aurora Sports Park on Satur­day morn­ing look­ing to close out fan­tas­tic sea­sons.

A quick look at the lo­cal re­sults:

No. 4 Mead 7, No. 5 Riverdale Ridge 1: Claire Adams knocked in four of Mead’s seven runs, Adams and Emily Sau­veg­eau each had three hits, and pitcher Joslynn Vel­tien held RRHS to just two hits to give Mead its first semi­fi­nals berth in pro­gram his­tory. The Mav­er­icks wasted no time get­ting on the board as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead, then slowly added on with Adams’ two-run dou­ble in the sixth a de­ci­sive blow for the vis­i­tors.

Mead (16-2) will play No. 1 seed Wheat Ridge (17-1) in the semi­fi­nals at 10 a.m. for the chance to play in the 1 p.m. cham­pi­onship game. Wheat Ridge has shut out each of its first two op­po­nents in the play­offs.

No. 3 Holy Fam­ily 3, No. 6 Sil­ver Creek 1: The games got cleaner each time down the line as Holy Fam­ily and Sil­ver Creek played three times this sea­son, but when all the chips were down, Cas­sidy Ch­vatal of Holy Fam­ily came up with the big­gest pitches at the right time to out-duel the uber­tal­ented Mad­die Kuehl. The Tigers also were flaw­less in the field, which helped make a two-run first in­ning for HFHS hold up as what all would have been needed to win.

In the first, base hits from Tyler Whitlock, Ava Kuszak and Ch­vatal led to the pair of runs.

Jor­dan Fisher had a run­scor­ing sin­gle for Sil­ver Creek, who also got nine strike­outs from Kuehl in the game. Holy Fam­ily will play No. 2 seeded D’eve­lyn Satur­day morn­ing at 10:30 a.m.

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