Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day September 22nd, 2016: Rocky Ford Meloneers vs. La Junta Tigers (CHSAA Class 3A Softball)

“#2”. That’s the ranking you’ll find in front of “Rocky Ford Meloneers” if you look in the most recent CHSAAnow.com poll. Which means the Lady Meloneers are on a roll, and they don’t look to be slowing any time soon. The Lady Tigers from La Junta, are the next ones up to try and break the 10-game win streak. Can they do it? Find out later this evening at Tippy Martinez Park, 4pm first pitch. Here’s how each teams stacks up.:


Rocky Ford Meloneers:

  • (13-1) Overall in 2016, (7-0) in Tri-Peaks League
    • Overtook Lamar for #1 spot on Tuesday
  • (5-0) in last 5 games:
    • Defeated Brush 5-0
    • Defeated The Academy 10-5
    • Defeated Florence twice in Double Header (14-0, 20-0)
    • Defeated Lamar 10-0
  • Ranked #2 in CHSAAnow.com 3A Softball poll
    • Received 2 first place votes
    • Only behind powerhouse Strasburg
  • On 10-game winning streak
    • Have not lost a game since first week of season (8/27)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Whitney Nelson (Senior)
    • Ashley Jaramillio (Junior)

La Junta Tigers:

  • (7-6) Overall in 2016, (5-2) in Tri-Peaks League
    • Currently 3rd behind Rocky Ford (#1) and Lamar (#2)
  • (2-3) in last 5 games:
    • Lost to Lamar 7-5
    • Lost to Discovery Canyon 8-2
    • Defeated Dolores Huerta 16-1
    • Lost to Lamar 11-6
    • Defeated Dolores Huerta 10-0
  • Currently in a strech of crucial Tri-Peaks League games.
    • Travels to St. Mary’s Saturday
    • Hosts Florence for double header next Saturday
    • Travels to Rocky Ford on 10/4
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Lexi Smith (Junior)
    • Cheyenne Norton (Sophomore)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction of the Game:

“Rocky Ford handled Lamar fairly easily on Tuesday, that was the Lady Meloneers biggest test heading into the post season. Their schedule doesn’t show them playing anyone close to their potential. Look for Rocky to get out early and end the game early.”

Triple R’s Game Prediction:

“Lady Meloneers defeat Lady Tigers 18-2”


Quite possibly one of the biggest rivalries in the Arkansas Valley happens this afternoon. Get to Tippy early and watch some great action. Can’t make the game? Pat McGee and Chas Phillips have you covered. Tune into AM1400 for play-by-play action, also available on network1sports.com. This is only game one of our Thursday edition of “Triple R Report’s Game(s) of the Day” stay tuned for more.

–Triple R