Huskies baseball pays back Longhorns, 11-8
BASALT — OK, they may be trying to give the manager a heart attack, but, with apologies to Joe Meza, everything worked out fine.
Battle Mountain baseball overcame an 8-3 deficit with a six-run sixth inning, and the Huskies earned some payback with an 11-8 win at Basalt.
“It drives me nuts,” Meza joked.
After a 13-12 loss to these Longhorns last month, though, the skip will let it slide. Basalt erupted for five in the first, but, as the Huskies have done for most of the year, they kept battling. Battle Mountain took the lead for good with consecutive hits from Franklin Reilly, Jake Singleton, Wyatt Harwood and Hunter Meier.
Harwood’s knock was a double, and Singleton just had a big day, going 3-for-3 with two walks as well.
Danny Caballero started it on the mound. Hunter Meier ended up getting the win and Sean Weller played closer, notching the save.
“We didn’t know what our identity was when we started the season,” Meza said. “We’re a scrappy team. I like how we’re finding out who we are.”
Battle Mountain (4-9) has already matched its win total from last season. The Huskies host Eagle Valley for a pair on Saturday. First pitch is at 11 a.m.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, firstname.lastname@example.org and @cfreud.