Triple R Report Game(s) of the Day October 15th, 2016: #2 Rocky Ford Meloneers @ 3A Regional Softball Tournament (CHSAA Class 3A Softball)

It’s finally here, its time for some playoff softball and the Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers are hosting the Region 2 Tournament. They received a 1st round bye, and will play the winner of the Delta/Fort Lupton game at 10am. Here’s how each team stacks up heading into the tourney:


Delta Panthers:

  • (11-8) Overall, (8-4) in League
    • 3rd in league standings
    • #15 seed in Class 3A
  • (4-1) in last 5 games
    • Defeated Montezuma Cortez twice in Double Header (4-3, 12-2 (5innings))
    • Lost to Basalt 6-5
    • Defeated Aspen twice in Double Header (20-0, 19-0)
  • Enters on 2-game win streak
  • .355 team batting average, 30 Home Runs and 3.71 ERA
    • Jenna Sutliff leads team with .529 batting average
    • Lily Lockhart leads team with 19 Home Runs & 3.36 ERA
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Lily Lockhart (Senior)
    • Sami Lane (Sophomore)

Fort Lupton BLue Devils:

  • (10-9) Overall, (6-6) in League
    • 4th in league standings
    • #18 seed in Class 3A
  • (1-4) in last 5 games
    • Lost to Arvada 7-6 (8 innings)
    • Lost to Conifer 15-5 (5 innings)
    • Lost to Niwot 10-0 (5 innings)
    • Defeated Englewood 7-6
    • Lost to Weld Central 19-1 (4 innings)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Aiyana Bravo (Sophomore)
    • Renee Morgan (Senior)

Rocky Ford Meloneers:

  • (18-1) Overall, (12-0) in Tri-Peaks League
    • 1st in Tri-Peaks League
    • #2 Seed in Class 3A
  • (5-0) in last 5 games
    • Defeated La Junta 12-3
    • Defeated James Irwin twice in Double Header (21-0 (3 innings), 25-0 (3 innings))
    • Defeated La Junta 6-4
    • Defeated Lamar 8-1
  •  Enters on 15-game winning streak
    • Haven’t lost since 8/27 (1st week of season)
  • .380 team batting average, 8 Home Runs and 1.33 earned run average
    • Chantae Rodriguez leads team with .509 batting average
    • Feliciti Jaramillo leads team with 4 Home Runs
    • Selena Medina leads team with 1.4 ERA
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Chantae Rodriguez (Sophomore)
    • Whitney Nelson (Senior)

Triple R’s Bold Prediction for the Tournament:

“Rocky Ford is obviously coming out of this region #1, I believe Delta will follow and Fort Lupton will be going home empty handed. Rocky is just too tough and clicking at the right time they will blow out Delta in the Championship.”

Triple R’s Game Predictions:

“Delta defeats Fort Lupton 10-5.”

“Rocky Ford defeats Delta 19-2.”


There you have it, Rocky moves on to the State Tourney with at least a #2 seed. Unless Strasburg absolutely falters, Rocky goes in at 2, Strasburg at 1. That’ll be the State Championship game in my opinion. But a lot can happen leading up to that. Catch the Rocky Ford game on 92.1FM and online at network1sports.com.

Next we’re previewing the CSU-Pueblo’s homecoming game with Fort Lewis. Stay Tuned.