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Huskies struggle in conference play

Andrew Harley

The Battle Mountain baseball team went into Thursday with a 3-0 record and emerged from Saturday’s doubleheader four conference games in the hole.

The Huskies faced Moffat in a doubleheader on Thursday, and though they lost both games – 12-8 and 17-10 – it wasn’t for a lack of offense or overall effort.

“We ran into a hotter hitting team yesterday,” said Huskies coach Jim Gannon. “Neither teams pitching was very effective.”

Ivan Ordano led Huskies hitters in the first game, going 3-for-4 with a run. Jimmy Feeney, who pitched the game, went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Jose Morales was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.

Battle Mountain led the second game through the third inning, until the pitching staff broke down.

“This game was back and forth, with each team taking turns rallying to the lead and giving it back the next inning,” said Gannon. “We tried to come back, but fell short at the end. And, the game was called because of darkness.”

Chris Romero led Huskies hitters in the second game by going 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Morales went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

The Huskies lost both games of a doubleheader on Saturday to Palisade – 11-1 and 18-3.

“We just had a rough time in the field and we couldn’t get our bats going,” said Gannon.

Huskies’ Fran Saucedo had strong games in the field and at the plate.

“He was our most consistent player,” said Gannon.

Battle Mountain heads to Steamboat on Tuesday for a game at 4 p.m.

Andrew Harley can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext.610, or at

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