Legion baseball team bounces back

Steamboat Springs boys sweep pair of games from Summit

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— The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team bounced back from recent losses Sunday, sweeping a pair of games from Summit.

Steamboat - playing a very green Summit team - won the first game, 11-0, and the second game, 18-0.

"They were a very young team," Steamboat manager Dave Roy said. "But, anyway, you have to play the games."

Led by stellar pitching from Alan Capistron and Ryan Tibbetts, Steamboat easily cruised to victories in both games.

Capistron - a rising junior at Steamboat Springs High School - tossed a complete-game two-hitter. He walked six and struck out 12.

Tibbetts was equally impressive. The 2009 Soroco High School graduate pitched a complete-game three-hitter, while striking out 10 and walking just one.

"We made no errors, and defensively, we were strong," Roy said. "They didn't challenge us much. There were a lot of strikeouts. We made a couple of double plays, and the defense was solid all the way."

Tibbetts also paced Steamboat with the bat. He finished the two games with six hits, a home run and five RBIs. Brandon Clark had four hits and three RBIs, Matt Watwood had three hits with a home run and four RBIs, Capistron had three hits and two RBIs, Justin Ditter had three hits, Michael Yost had two hits and two RBIs, and Ryan Hogrefe had two hits and two RBIs for Steamboat.

Steamboat next plays a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Thursday at Battle Mountain.

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