Saturday’s preps wrap
EDWARDS – Battle Mountain’s baseball team should rename their field “The Land of Oz,” because there’s no place like home.The Huskies broke out the brooms for their first home doubleheader sweep, dropping Steamboat Springs. Battle Mountain is now 3-1 at home this season, their first home games at the new school.The Huskies swept Steamboat Springs 5-3 in the morning opener and 5-2 in the afternoon closer.”It’s our first sweep at home since moving up to 4A,” said Battle Mountain coach Jose Meza.”We enjoy just being at home because we have to travel so far to play,” Meza said.The Huskies gave solid hitting support to a pair of strong pitching performances.”Everyone who started got a hit. Everyone on the team did their part. It was two good team wins,” Meza said.Riley Robbins pitched seven innings in the opener and struck out 13.”He had excellent control. He was on his spots all day,” Meza said.Chris Duran won the second game, pitching seven innings with eight strikeouts.”Put those together that was a whole game worth of strikeouts,” Meza said.In that second game Davey Honda and Conner Cordova were both 2-for-3 with an RBI.Honda, who catches for the Huskies, was solid behind the plate in both games.STEAMBOAT SPRINGSBMHS girls lacrosse winsBattle Mountain’s girls lacrosse team rolled into the Steamboat and sunk the Sailors, winning 7-6.The Huskies sophomore captain Maddi Conlin scored four goals to lead her team on the offensive end. Goalie Amie Hixon had 12 saves to anchor the defense.The Huskies improved to 3-4 on the season.BASALTVMS soccer fallsVail Mountain School drew first blood, but didn’t score again as the Gore Rangers fell to Basalt 2-1.Acacia Ortiz scored the VMS goal early in first 10 minutes. Misha Harrison set it up with a buildup on the left side, then dropped a seeing-eye pass across the box left to right. Ortiz picked it up and drilled it for the goal.After that, though, it was mostly Basalt, said VMS coach Bob Bandoni.”We lost the rhythm of the game, and we couldn’t hold the ball up front. That made it hard to establish anything in the attacking side of the field,” Bandoni said.EDWARDSBattle Mountain tops Eagle Valley Eagle Valley did something almost no other girls soccer team has done this season – scored on Battle Mountain – and it did it twice.The Devils won that battle, but Battle Mountain won the war, winning 10-2.Only Glenwood Springs and Cheyenne Mountain had scored on the defense-oriented Huskies before Saturday, and they Huskies hadn’t given up a goal in four straight games.Battle Mountain scored first, then Eagle Valley answered with a goal almost immediately afterward to tie it 1-1.Battle Mountain cruised most of the way. Before it was done, 22 players saw action and seven scored.Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.