Sailors drop two to Denver East


After dropping two games to Denver East on Saturday, Steamboat Springs baseball coach Dave Roy said the team knows where the efforts will be focused this week.

"We made some mistakes in the field that hurt us," he said. "Now we know where we need to do our work. We need better focus, but the kids really did well."

Steamboat lost both games, 13-3.

In the first game, Roy said the Sailors outhit the Angels, but mental errors in the field cost Steamboat the game.

"We hit well in the cage, hit well all week and hit well in the game," he said. "I think it was jitters more than anything else. The kids were out there trying to adjust to competition. All in all I think we did just fine."

In the first game, Aaron Hornstein led the game off with a home run, Nic DeVos went 2-for-3 and Mich-ael Lyon had a hit and a couple of sacrifice bunts.

Skylar Mitchell started the game for Steamboat, and Roy said he pitched well enough to win - giving up just five earned runs - but the struggles in the field cost the Sailors.

"Had we not had those miscues," Roy said, "he probably would have gotten the win."

In the second game, another 13-3 loss, Roy said the Sailors didn't hit as well but still played well.

Elliot Girard went 2-for-3 with a triple, while Lyon added two more hits.

"We know what we need to work on, and we'll get after it on Monday," Roy said.

The Sailors next play Friday in the Paonia tournament.

- To reach Luke Graham, call 871-4229 or e-mail


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