Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs American Legion team opened its season Saturday in Summit by splitting a doubleheader.
Steamboat won the first game, 15-3, before falling in the afternoon tilt, 13-4.
In the first game, a five-inning affair shortened because of the 10-run rule, Steamboat got a sterling effort on the mound from Tyler Brown.
Brown, who was named to the All Western Slope League team during the high school season, threw a complete game. He scattered six hits, struck out seven and walked just two.
“He had a great outing,” Steamboat manager Dave Roy said.
Matt Regan, Cutter Pasternak and Ryan Jeep all chipped in 3 RBIs, and Thomas Kelly had a pair.
In the second game Steamboat trailed, 1-0, in the bottom of the first, before a Jeep home run tied the game. It remained that way until the top of the third, when Summit scratched across six runs, three of which were earned.
Regan again led the way with three more hits, making him 6 for 7 in the doubleheader.
Steamboat next plays a doubleheader against Glenwood Springs on Saturday. The game was originally slated for Steamboat, but the Emerald Fields aren’t ready.
The game will be played in Craig or Glenwood Springs. The first game is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
— To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com