Softball drops a pair

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— The Steamboat Springs High School softball team dropped a pair of games to the Eagle Valley Devils on Saturday.

In the first game, Steamboat pitcher Darcy Hornstein struggled with her control on the mound, walking 18 and hitting three batters. The end result was a 3-inning, 23-0 loss.

With inconsistency on the mound, the Sailors struggled to incite any type of momentum in the game.

Hornstein and Catie Winter both recorded hits for the Sailors in the first game.

Despite a 13-3 loss in the second game, the Sailors were markedly better in every facet of play.

Hornstein pitched all five innings, this time with much better control.

"She's powering," Eagle Valley coach Bill Beasley said of Hornstein. "She knows how to throw the ball. It really is just consistency with her."

Steamboat's first batter of the second game got a hit and later scored on a wild pitch.

Then, in the fourth inning, a leadoff triple and a fielder's choice pushed another run across.

The loss leaves the Sailors winless on the year. They next play at 4 p.m. Thursday against Aspen at Vanetta Field in Steamboat Springs.

The Vail Daily's Ian Cropp contributed to this report.

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