Battle Moutain baseball beats Aspen, 13-3
Huskies soccer and lax also get wins
EL JEBEL — Battle Mountain baseball is 7-2.
We’ll give you a little bit to recover from your spit take after reading that. In fairness, the Huskies have worked hard to turn the tide and that continued with a 13-3 win over Aspen in a game on Thursday in El Jebel.
“It’s teamwork and chemistry,” Huskies manager Paul Gallagher said. “The guys get along and that’s a huge piece of the puzzle. They’re playing with confidence. They now expect to win, whereas last year they almost expected to lose.”
Freshman Elijah Morales got the start and pitched well. Gallagher kept the freshman on a short leash to comply with CHSAA pitch count rules. The Huskies are at Palisade on Saturday for a doubleheader and want to have a full staff at the ready. Senior Jack Oberley closed it out.
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A tight 6-3 game going into the top of the seventh, Battle Mountain blew it open with a seven-run frame by hitting it where they ain’t.
Huskies soccer pummels Summit
EDWARDS — Battle Mountain soccer’s defense is downright offensive.
The unit had three goals in an 8-0 win over Summit County on chilly Thursday night.
Izzy McMurrain, Addison Smith and Maggie Skidmore all found the back of the net as the Huskies moved to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in the 4A Slope.
It’s also worth noting that defender Claire Krueger returned to action on Thursday night, playing 15 minutes during the first half and 10 more in the second. She’s coming off a right-ankle injury, and her presence is a welcome sight for all in the Huskies’ camp.
Audrey Teague continued her rampage. She had her second hat trick in as many games. Gabby Caballero is also good at soccer, as evidenced by her four assists.
Battle Mountain hosts Glenwood Springs on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Battle Mountain lax wins
EDWARDS — Battle Mountain boys lacrosse got back in the win column by bouncing Glenwood Springs, 12-8, on Wednesday night.
Tucker Morrow erupted for five goals, while Nick Walter had four.
Cole Plavec and Luke Berger were aces on faceoffs and Baker Gentry and Chris Cappel had the hustle on the ground balls.
Battle Mountain (4-4) hosts Evergreen tonight at 5:30 p.m.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.