Vail Valley preps: Huskies split with Demons
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Battle Mountain baseball spilt a pair with Glenwood Springs Friday, dropping the opener 12-9, but rallying for a 6-0 win.
Normally, this would be great cause for rejoicing. The Huskies were pleased with the nightcap, but …
“We’re greedy,” Huskies manager Jason Spannagel said. “It’s good that they’re thinking that way. It’s not, ‘Cool, we were in that (first) game.’ It’s ‘Gosh, we should have won that game.'”
This is part of a nice trend with Huskies baseball, as the team is increasingly competitive with the 4A Slope. Though the record (1-6 in the league and 3-9 overall) doesn’t show it as much as the team would like, Battle Mountain’s been in a bunch of games. Earlier this week, the Huskies dropped a pair to Moffat County, 4-1 and 6-4. The latter went nine innings (extras in high school).
The Huskies got their first league shutout Friday in a very long time, courtesy of junior Riley Robbins. He scattered seven hits and walked one, throwing strikes and letting his defense do the job.
The Huskies put up three runs in both the first and the fourth innings. Mike Jones knocked in Andrew Pellerito. Catcher Davey Honda plated Jones with a double, and Chris Duran delivered a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead.
Duran, Joe LyBarger, Jarod Kirkman loaded up the bases in the fourth with singles and then Joe Webb cleared them with a two-run single and an outfield error and the Huskies got into the win column in the Slope.
In the first game, the Huskies got some nice offense from Eric Weiss (2-for-4, three runs), Duran (4-for-4, four RBI) and Kirkman (2-for-4), but fell short to the Demons.
“Our kids, man for man, are as talented as the teams we’re playing,” Spannagel said. “They’re just not as experienced and that sometimes catches up with us.”
The Huskies host – and they really think they’re going to host – Eagle Valley April 26 after spring break.
Bulldogs blank Devils
CRAIG – Eagle Valley soccer suffered a tight 2-0 loss to Moffat County Friday.
The good news is that the Devils get another shot at the Bulldogs later this season in Gypsum.
Eagle Valley’s next game in April 26 against Battle Mountain.
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