GOLDEN - Some games are so close and played so well by both teams its almost sad there has to be a loser.
That was the case when Golden lost a dramatic 1-0 game to D’Evelyn Saturday at Golden High School.
In need of a big win on their resume, the Demons threw everything they had at the Jaguars, who were undefeated going into the game. However, they also threw two wild pitches in the sixth inning which allowed D’Evelyn to score the game’s only run ruining what would have been a statement win for Golden.
“We played well, not offensively obviously, but we put ourselves in position to beat a really good team we just couldn’t find a way to win,” Golden coach Bill Brady said.
D’Evelyn senior Cody Marvel raced across the plate and scored the game winning run ending what was a great pitcher’s duel between two 4A Jeffco teams that plan on making noise now that league play has arrived.
“We had some opportunities to score some runs but it was a pitcher’s game,” D’Evelyn senior Luke Stratman said. “It was a tough game but we will definitely take the win.”
With the victory the Jaguars improve to 7-0 on the season. But give credit to Golden’s pitching; in the Jaguars previous six wins they scored at least nine runs in every one of those games.
“We are a really young team with some guys just getting their first varsity experience. But we are also getting better every day and the way we played on Saturday shows we can beat anyone in our league,” Brady said.
Golden (2-5) will play at Green Mountain Thursday at 4 p.m.
D’Evelyn will play at Evergreen Thursday at 4 p.m.