Steamboat Springs American Legion team splits in Rangely

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— The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team split a pair of games in Rangely on Thursday, picking up a 12-1 win and a 2-1 loss.

Steamboat pushes its record to 4-2 in league play.

In the first game, a shortened six-inning affair because of the mercy rule, Steamboat got another dominating pitching performance from rising high school senior Alan Capistron.

Capistron, after throwing four innings of one-hit ball against Summit on Saturday, went the distance Thursday, allowing one unearned run and striking out 11.

Capistron, who sat in the mid- to upper 80s with his fastball, also went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Carson Becker had three hits and three RBIs, and Brandon Clark chipped in a pair of hits and two RBIs.

In the second game, Stea­m­­boat had a 1-0 lead going into the top of the seventh inning, before Rangely scratched out two runs, just one earned, to get the victory.

Steamboat’s Tyler Brown threw his second straight complete game, this time scattering five hits in seven innings, with eight strikeouts.

Clark had two hits, and Capistron and Brown each had one, with Brown driving in Steamboat’s only run.

“It was a couple of great games,” Steamboat manager Dave Roy said. “It was just

a couple of really, really

good games.”

Steamboat resumes play at 5 p.m. Tuesday with a doubleheader in Craig.

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