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Late rally not enough for Huskies

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EVERGREEN — The start and finish of the Platte Canyon vs Clear Creek game went in favor of the Huskies, but the score ended with the Golddiggers having the advantage in a wild shootout.

Trailing 14-6 entering the top of the seventh inning, the Huskies did everything they could to erase the deficit in a game that took three hours to finish.

The Huskies ‘Big Three’ of Jeffrey Ditlevson, Kodren Egbert and Cole Roosma provided the offensive spark that finished with Platte Canyon scoring six-runs, nearly completing the comeback.

“That’s what I love to see,” said Platte Canyon head coach Chris Morris. “We had a few guys step up today and battle. Guys made a few clutch plays late even though we didn’t come out with the win.”

The Huskies, jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning as Ditlevson and Egbert hit back-to-back doubles. 

“The middle of their lineup are all really good hitters,” said Clear Creek head coach Stan Gould. “They have some good athletes and they’re a solid team.”

The two teams traded blows in the second innning with the Huskies taking a 5-4 lead in the third inning. 

The game changed when Clear Creek brought in lefty Adam Klemstein, who instantly shut down the Huskies offense.

“I think it was just the mental block when kids see a lefty,” explained Morris. “We eventually hit him, it just took a few innings.”

Platte Canyon (4-5-1) will return to the diamond on Saturday, facing the Academy on the road.

Clear Creek (6-3) will face Arrupe Jesuit tonight.