Eagle Valley baseball gets revenge on Steamboat
Vail, CO Colorado
GYPSUM, Colorado ” Call it revenge.
Last Thursday, Eagle Valley left the field angry after giving up an 4-3 lead in Steamboat Springs’ 8-4 comeback win. On Tuesday, the Devils got a little satisfaction with a 25-9 victory over the Sailors in Gypsum.
“It was big,” Eagle Valley manager Ken Reagan said. “They obviously we’re saving up some pitchers for Palisade on Thursday. At the same time, we put the hits on them. We hit the ball well. We were pretty frustrated after we lost two to Delta (on Monday). Today, we kind of proved we could hit the ball.”
And then some. The Devils scored five in the first inning and never stopped.
Cooper Adams led Eagle Valley at the plate with five hits and three RBIs. Jack Barbella and Aaron Hakes both notched four hits in the win. Barbella also had four RBIs including a home run.
James Van Dyke added another blast and three hits for the Devils. Senior Robert Padgett went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and a homer.
T.J. Loera pitched two innings for Eagle Valley to earn the win.
Steamboat was led by Alex Wood’s and Lars Johnson’s two hits.
Eagle Valley is back in action on Saturday at Moffat County for a doubleheader.
Devils lacrosse falls to Glenwood
When lacrosse teams are as evenly matched as Eagle Valley and Glenwood, the outcome is usually decided by hustle plays. Unfortunately for the Devils, the Demons made more of those on Tuesday in a 10-5 win in Eagle.
“Today, we got a little bit out-hustled,” Eagle Valley coach Eric Mandeville said. “Our boys left everything on the field, but Glenwood worked hard today.”
Glenwood’s defense was also key in the victory. Most of Eagle Valley’s shots came from outside. John Landreth led the Devils with four goals in the game. Senior Ethan Andree added Eagle Valley’s other score.
“All of John’s shots were from the outside,” Mandeville said. “He spends a lot of time at practice working on that shot.”
The Devils’ defense did well to hold the Demons to only 10 goals, but it wasn’t enough.
“We had a few breakdowns,” Mandeville said. “Glenwood ran a few sets we hadn’t seen. You try to prepare the kids as well as possible. But if you haven’t seen it, it’s tough to adjust.”
Eagle Valley hosts Steamboat Springs on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Sports Writer Ian Smith can be reached at 970-748-2935 or email@example.com.