SportsRoundUp

By Dan Karpiel

The Surveyor

Baseball: Berthoud sweeps Frederick

With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching, the Berthoud High School (BHS) baseball team’s goal of reaching the postseason is well within reach. The Spartans got a boost last weekend in facing Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) cellar-dweller Frederick, whom Berthoud swept convincingly, 17-3 and 10-0 in the two-game set.

The Spartans got excellent starting pitching performances from Chris DeSousa, who allowed only a single earned run and struck out 14 Warrior batters in six and two-thirds innings of work. Regis University commit Quinn Oliver was even more impressive in his start, allowing only a single hit and tallying seven strikeouts in his complete game shut-out performance.

Berthoud was equally impressive at the plate, with eight players – C.J. Balliet, Colin DeVore, Brent Fowler, Ben Hardy, Hunter Pearce, Jordan Rodriguez, Wyatt Stratmeyer and Jake Yuska – all turning in multi-hit games in the series. DeVore had six hits, including a triple, and six RBI in the two games to lead Berthoud offensively. Pearce drove in five runs in the two games and Balliet and Oliver each contributed three RBI.

Things will get tougher this week as Berthoud (11-6, 6-6 TVC), who is currently ranked No. 15 in 4A RPI, will play their final series of the regular season against No. 1-ranked Windsor (16-1, 11-1 TVC) beginning Thursday at 4 p.m. at Jack Sommers Field at BHS. The Spartans then play in Windsor on Saturday morning.

Girls golf: Berthoud sees four personal bests at Olde Course

Led by senior and 2017 state qualifier Kyra McDonald, the BHS girls golf team took sixth place in the 10-team Mountain View Invitational at Loveland’s Olde Course on Monday. McDonald shot an impressive 82, her best-ever mark in a competitive round, Cora Fate shot a 106, Stephanie Haberkon carded a 109, and Rayna Nanto a 116 to round out Berthoud’s varsity foursome. The strong showing by each of the four give the team a booster shot of confidence heading into next Monday’s regional tournament, which will also be held at the Olde Course.

Girls soccer: Lady Spartans win back-to-back matches

The BHS girls soccer team closed out the month of April on a high note. The Lady Spartans won a pair of critical league matches in shutout fashion. Berthoud took care of business on their home pitch on April 25, besting Roosevelt by a 5-0 final and then traveling south to Frederick on April 30 where they shutout the Lady Warriors by a 2-0 final. In the match with Frederick, Berthoud goalkeeper Morgan Hughes saved an impressive 12 shots on goal, extending her TVC-best saves mark to a whopping 116.

In the five-goal victory over Roosevelt, Berthoud got a pair of goals from sophomore standout Maddie Barcewski, while Hailey Pepper, Breanna Fowler and Elizabeth Netschke each also found the back of the net. While the match with Frederick was closer, Pepper and Liz Bosnich both made a goals in the first half and then relied on their team’s stout defense and standout play from Hughes to take the 2-0 win. Berthoud (7-6, 2-4 TVC) will close out the regular season at Max Marr Field at BHS on May 4 when they host 10-4 Elizabeth.

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