AURORA — Run support figured to be Columbine’s biggest challenge at the state tournament.
The Rebels got the usual outstanding pitching from senior fireballer Kelsey O’Brien, but the bats were left in the cave.
Seventh-seeded Columbine advanced to the Class 5A state quarterfinals with a nailbiting 1-0 victory over No. 10 Brighton, before being ousted Oct. 17 by eventual champions and No. 2 seed Legacy in a 4-0 defeat.