For two seasons now, Arapahoe and Heritage baseball have been playing in different leagues, but that doesn’t mean the rivalry has ended. Heritage …
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For two seasons now, Arapahoe and Heritage baseball have been
playing in different leagues, but that doesn’t mean the rivalry has
Heritage High School baseball played host to cross-town rival
Arapahoe May 7 in Littleton and suffered a loss to the Warriors
13-11 despite bringing in three late runs in the bottom of the
The Eagles wasted no time getting runs on the scoreboard with
five in the bottom of the first. Arapahoe answered back in the top
of the second with nine runners to cross the dish. Heritage stayed
with the visitors with another three runs in the bottom of the
inning to trail 9-8.
Arapahoe went up 12-8 after the top of the third and 13-8 in the
top of the fifth. Heritage brought in its final three runs in the
bottom of the final inning but came up short of the win.
Arapahoe’s Robbie Greenberg pitched five innings for the
Warriors and had three strikeouts and three earned runs. Thomas
Cunningham went 3-for-4 at bat with a double and three RBIs. Mark
Fania, who hit 2-for-4 with an RBI, connected for a two-base
For the Heritage offense, the day was a spectacle. Shane Opitz
batted 4-for-4 with two doubles. Mitch Griebel went 2-for-3 at the
dish with a double, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Matt Mulhern had four RBIs and a triple, while Sean Hercher went
2-for-5 with a triple as well.
Brock Wilkinson (1-for-3, 1 RBI), Geoff Madrid (2-for-5) and
Steve Egeberg (1-for-3, 1) each had a two-base swing.
Arapahoe followed up the win over the Eagles with a Centennial
League victory against hosts Eaglecrest May 8 in Centennial. The
Warriors beat the Raptors 18-6.
Against Eaglecrest, Tim Shaffer hit 3-for-5 with two doubles and
three RBI’s. Clayton Ritterbusch pitched six innings with four
strikeouts and six earned runs.
Brian Guymon (1-for-2, 4), Mark Hutmacher (2-for-4, 1) and
Cunningham (2-for-4, 3) each had a double as well.
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