Semifinals set for the state softball tournaments

Golden softball

(Dan Mohrmann/

AURORA — The semifinals are set for the 2019 state softball tournaments after two rounds were played on Friday.

All games will be played at Aurora Sports Park.

Updated brackets are available here:

We also had complete coverage of the first day as it unfolded.

Class 3A

Strasburg softball

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In first round games:

  • No. 1 University 12, No. 16 Lamar 2. Kyra McFarland and Tayler Frank hit home runs for the Bulldogs.
  • No. 8 Limon 8, No. 9 Lyons 7. Limon walked it off with an extra-inning win in the eighth.
  • No. 4 Strasburg 14, No. 13 Fort Lupton 2. Strasburg broke up a game that was 3-2 in the fourth to advance. Jodie Archuleta hit a three-run homer in the win.
  • No. 5 Riverdale Ridge 7, No. 12 The Academy 2. Sienna Mullin homered as Riverdale Ridge won a state tournament game for the first time in school history.
  • No. 3 Brush 11, No. 14 Cedaredge 1. Brush jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the second inning en route to the win.
  • No. 6 Eaton 8, No. 11 Rocky Ford 2. Jennifer Jarnagin homered and Alexis Schmitt allowed just one earned run in the win.
  • No. 2 Basalt 13, No. 15 La Junta 12. In a wild game, Basalt scored eight runs in the the first inning, then La Junta came storming back to go ahead 12-11 in the top of the sixth. Basalt tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, and won it in the seventh.
  • No. 7 Sterling 10, No. 10 Montezuma Cortez 5. Sterling rallied from down 2-1 through three innings to go ahead 6-3 after four, and pushed its lead to 9-4 after five in the win.

In quarterfinal games:

  • No. 1 University 12, No. 8 Limon 3. Andi Padilla and Kyra McFarland each homered for the Bulldogs, who led 9-3 after five innings.
  • No. 4 Strasburg 6, No. 5 Riverdale Ridge 5. Strasburg used a two-run home run to take a 4-3 lead, then held on for the 6-5 win over the Ravens.
  • No. 3 Brush 12, No. 6 Eaton 2. Allie Christensen homered, and Brooke Rule drove in four runs for the Beetdiggers.
  • No. 7 Sterling 10, No. 2 Basalt 0. Emi Reeves homered, and the Tigers scored four runs in both the fourth and sixth innings.

Semifinals (10 a.m. Saturday, Complex A):

  • No. 1 University vs. No. 4 Strasburg
  • No. 3 Brush vs. No. 7 Sterling

Class 4A

Silver Creek softball

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In first round games:

  • No. 1 Golden 4, No. 16 Evergreen 3. Marla Goodspeed and Molly Hord each had two RBIs in the extra-inning win.
  • No. 8 Roosevelt 9, No. 9 Pueblo County 1. Marin Lovern hit a three-run home run to help the Roughriders advance.
  • No. 4 Wheat Ridge 15, No. 13 Rifle 4. Izzie Quezada and Cassandra Uhl both went deep for the Farmers.
  • No. 5 Silver Creek 1, No. 12 Coronado 0. Ashley Gaccetta hit a walk-off home run to lift the Raptors.
  • No. 14 Erie 18, No. 3 Pueblo South 14. In a marathon game with a number of twists and turns, Jen Williams drove in five runs.
  • No. 11 D'Evelyn 16, No. 6 Mead 1. Kylee Ornstein and Aubrey Garabeck each homered in the big win.
  • No. 2 Holy Family 19, No. 15 Mesa Ridge 0. Holy Family plated 13 runs in the first inning as the Tigers rolled.
  • No. 10 Pueblo Central 7, No. 7 Elizabeth 5. Thalia Amaro hit a three-run home run to help Central advance.

In quarterfinal games:

  • No. 1 Golden 14, No. 8 Roosevelt 5. Kayla Middleton went 3-for-4 with four RBI's and she scored four runs for the Demons.
  • No. 5 Silver Creek 9, No. 4 Wheat Ridge 4. Down 1-0 in the second, Silver Creek tied the game, then went ahead with three runs in the third. The Raptors added four more in the fourth and another in the sixth.
  • No. 14 Erie 10, No. 11 D'Evelyn 4. Lauren Russel's home run to start the third inning gave the Tigers some breathing room. They held on despite a late rally attempt from the Jags.
  • No. 2 Holy Family 5, No. 10 Pueblo Central 3. Annika Manzanares homered and drove in two runs for the Tigers.

Semifinals (10 a.m. Saturday, Complex B):

  • No. 1 Golden vs. No. 5 Silver Creek
  • No. 14 Erie vs. No. 2 Holy Family

Class 5A

More photos. (Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

In first round games:

  • No. 16 Ralston Valley 6, No. 1 Rock Canyon 3. In a game that was the talk of the morning, Sydney Wilken hit a three-run home run to tie the game in the top of the fourth, and then Ralston Valley went ahead for good with a double from Ashley West later in the inning. Photos from the game are available here.
  • No. 9 Loveland 7, No. 8 Brighton 1. Loveland went ahead 3-0 after the first inning, tacked on two more on a home from Allison Westbrook, and secured a spot in the quarters.
  • No. 4 Broomfield 13, No. 13 Legend 5. Broomfield raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first, held on as Legend cut it to 5-4, and then went back up 8-4 after four in the win.
  • No. 5 Fossil Ridge 9, No. 12 Lakewood 5. Katelyn Hays went deep and drove in two runs for the Sabercats.
  • No. 3 Rocky Mountain 5, No. 14 Ralston Valley 4. Kaia Cobb homered and the Lobos edged out the close win.
  • No. 6 Arapahoe 12, No. 11 Smoky Hill 1. Down 1-0, Arapahoe exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth as they won.
  • No. 2 Columbine 10, No. 15 Valor Christian 0. Ally Distler doubled, homered and drove in three runs for the Rebels. Find a photo gallery from the game here.
  • No. 7 Legacy 3, No. 10 Chatfield 2. Legacy walked it off in the bottom of the eighth with a bases-loaded wild pitch.

In quarterfinal games:

Rocky Mountain Arapahoe softball

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  • No. 16 Ralston Valley 4, No. 9 Loveland 1. The Mustangs continued their tear through the 5A tournament with another big upset. RV jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning, and pushed it to 4-0 after four.
  • No. 5 Fossil Ridge 6, No. 4 Broomfield 4. Fossil Ridge jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning, and went up 4-1 after two, but Broomfield battled back to tie it at 4in the third. Fossil Ridge played two in the top of the seventh to win.
  • No. 3 Rocky Mountain 11, No. 6 Arapahoe 1. Chloe Pentico hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first, Cora Aguirres homered twice, and Brooklyn Himmelberg drove in three runs for the Lobos. Photos from the game are available here.
  • No. 2 Columbine 7, No. 7 Legacy 5. Ally Dister's 3-run home run capped a four-run fourth inning for the Rebels. Korbe Otis scored twice in the win.

Semifinals (10 a.m., Complex B):

  • No. 16 Ralston Valley vs. No. 5 Fossil Ridge
  • No. 3 Rocky Mountain vs. No. 2 Columbine