Wheaton puts on a strong performance as Broomfield takes the win over Mountain Vista
Kiley Wheaton collected three hits in four at-bats, as Broomfield defeated Mountain Vista 9-4 on Saturday. Wheaton singled in the sixth inning, singled in the second inning, and singled in the fifth inning. Mountain Vista opened the scoring in the top of the first thanks to two singles. Mountain Vista first got on the board when Lauren Falk singled, scoring one run. Elyana Braly singled, which helped the Eagles tie the game at two in the bottom of the first. Broomfield captured the lead, 4-2, in the bottom of the second after Jenna Kapelke grounded out, and Avery Gines singled, each scoring one run.
Broomfield flipped the game on its head in the bottom of the sixth, scoring five runs on five hits to take a 9-4 lead. The biggest blow in the inning was a double by Kapelke that drove in two. Ireland Heer earned the win for the Eagles. The starting pitcher gave up 10 hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out four and walking none.
The Eagles tallied 12 hits in the game. Wheaton and Braly each collected three hits. Kapelke led Broomfield with three runs batted in. The left-handed hitter went 1-for-4 on the day. Lauren Martinez and Gines each collected multiple hits and Wheaton stole three bases. The Eagles were sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Arreana Rivera made the most plays with seven.