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3-26 Spring Roundup

By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
Baseball shuts out Fossil Ridge; O'Blia wrestling for a national title; Gallegos 4A player of the year; Kilah Freelon also an all-stater.
FORT COLLINS – Mullen used two big innings on Saturday to handle host Fossil Ridge 10-0 in six innings.

The nonleague victory moved the Mustangs to 4-1 a couple of days following their setback to rival Regis Jesuit. Head coach Phil Stanford said he was pleased with his team’s response and no negative carryover.

After a four-run second inning, Mullen put it away early with a six-run sixth.

Senior Trevor Moore was 3-for-3 for a second consecutive game, also contributing two runs scored and two runs batted in. To date, he is 12-for-18 (.667). Moore and Sage Hurley each tripled. Colin MacKenzie had two hits and scored twice, and Thomas Stewart singled twice and drove home two.

In addition, Andrew Brady singled and scored. Ryan Brady and Owen Marsh both singled, scored and added RBIs. And Dom Gamueda did likewise in also providing two RBIs to cap a 12-hit attack.

On the mound, Henry Stewart was touched for only one hit and walked four, but Stanford agreed he was never in serious trouble. Freshman Thomas Stewart finished, giving up two hits and striking out four.

Combined with Marsh’s relief effort the past Thursday, Mullen pitchers are working on nine consecutive shutout innings.

Mullen  040  006  --  10  12  0

Fossil Ridge  000  000  --  0  3  2

Mullen --  Hurley 4-1-1-1, Riley-Combs 1-0-0-0, A. Brady 4-1-1-0, H. Stewart 3-1-0-0, MacKenzie 3-2-2-0, Moore 3-2-3-2, Marsh 3-1-1-1, R. Brady 3-1-1-1, T. Stewart 2-0-2-2, Gamueda 2-1-1-2. Totals 28-10-12-9.

LOB – 5. SB – MacKenzie 2, Moore, Gamueda. BB --  H. Stewart, Moore, Marsh, Gamueda. 3B – Hurley, Moore.

Pitching – H. Stewart (W) 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R 0 ER, 4 BB, 8 K, 1 hit batter; T. Stewart 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 9 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.

Dale O’Blia has made the finals at 106 pounds at the High School Coaches Association Wrestling Nationals in Virginia Beach.

In the Sophomore Bracket, O’Blia is 6-0 in the tournament with victories over competitors from Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

A two-time, undefeated (61-0) Class 3A Champion, O’Blia will take on Cam Stinson of Charlotte, N.C., in Sunday’s title bout.

Girls Basketball

Gracie Gallegos has been named Class 4A player of the year.

The senior was selected by in-state coaches through the state organization, MaxPreps and the Colorado Preps Network.

Headed to UC-San Diego, Gallegos, a 6-foot-1, four-year starter, played on four Mustangs state-championship teams and scored 1,151 points.

Also named to the first team in 4A  -- 10 players were chosen for two teams -- Gallegos is joined by Mustangs teammate Kilah Freelon. The 6-0 forward, who will play at Texas Tech, averaged 13.2 points and 6.7 rebounds.

The two also made the state organization’s first team.