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The Huskies had beaten the Sailors 11-0 earlier in the month and Steamboat Springs had come into Tuesday’s game with an 0-15 mark.

“We thought because we beat this team before and they didn’t have a win that we could step out on the field and beat them,” Huskies skipper Colin Faherty said. “A team with two wins isn’t going to step on the field and beat anybody. You’ve got to come out and play baseball and be sharp. We just weren’t.”

That much was very apparent from the start. The Huskies committed six errors in the first two innings – nine in all – as Steamboat raced out to an 8-0 lead. Junior Martinez and Nathan Simon got Battle Mountain its first two run when they walked and were advanced around the bases by numerous wild pitches from Steamboat starter Tyler Fosdick.

The Huskies got some two-out magic with RBI doubles from Jordan Bender and Ryan Schnell as well as a run-scoring single from Fran Saucedo, who went 2-for-2.

Leading 8-5 after two innings, Steamboat scored three in the third and two in the fourth to extend its lead to 13-5. The Huskies got two in the fourth, courtesy of the first of two triples from shortstop Eugene Trujillo.

The Huskies were able to force the game to go the full seven innings, but could score just one run each in the sixth and seventh innings.

With the loss, the Huskies fell to 1-11 in league play and 2-16 overall.

“Best thing to do is get it out of your head, I guess,” Faherty said. “It kills me because we’ve got guys on this team who want to win and take it seriously and we’ve got guys joking on the bench and playing games and things like that. It’s frustrating for the guys that care, who want to win.”

Huskies Growls: Battle Mountain ended its regular season with a nonconference game at Summit County on Thursday. Originally scheduled to be played in Frisco, the game may be shifted to Battle Mountain. The decision will come down today. … Steamboat and Battle Mountain will meet in a pig-tail game Monday to play into districts. The site has yet to be determined. …. Jim Feeney and Jarid Bortz pitched for Battle Mountain Tuesday. … Freshman Tim McLaurin served as the Huskies honorary bench coach.


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