Huskies baseball beats Basalt, 6-4, on Monday
BASALT — This had been a bit in coming, to say the least.
Battle Mountain baseball returned from spring break and got a much-needed and deserved 6-4 win at Basalt on Monday, snapping a five game skid.
The Huskies (5-9 overall) tied the game at one in the top of the second with a Nick Williams single. Peyton Kellerman brought him home with a knock down the right-field line.
Battle Mountain took this one over with a four-spot in the fifth. Pitcher Sean Weller helped his cause with a hit to start it. Wyatt Harwood doubled him over to third. Thomas Singleton, who had a 3-for-4 day, knocked in the first run. Harwood scored on a wild pitch and Hunter Meier capped the rally with a double down the left-field line.
Meier and Weller combined in the efforts on the mound on Monday. Meier scored again on seventh–inning single from Franklin Reilly.
Just what the doctor ordered
After a bunch of close losses in league play, this was just what the doctor ordered as the Huskies played the first of six in the next week — ah, the joys of Western Slope baseball.
“We have almost a third of our season in one week, so it’s nice to get this run started on a positive note,” Huskies skipper Jose Meza said. “It’s definitely a big plus coming back from the break and getting a W.”
Battle Mountain hosts Summit County today at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader.
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