Steamboat American Legion baseball team sweeps doubleheader

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— The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team opened up its season Monday with a pair of wins against Summit.

Steamboat won both games by the mercy rule, winning, 10-0, in the first game and 14-4 in the second.

“All in all, we had great offense on the day,” Steamboat manager Dave Roy said. “We hit almost .500. We had a lot of clutch hits and a lot of really timely hits.”

In the first game, Steamboat pitcher Tyler Brown threw a complete game one-hitter. He struck out 11 of the 17 batters he faced.

Chandler Kervin had two hits, including a three-run home run. Michael Yost, Brown, Matt Regan and Justin Ditter each had two hits as well.

In the second game, Regan went five innings, and Ryan Jeep went one in shutting down the Summit offense once again.

Every Steamboat player had at least one hit in the second game. The offensive outburst was highlighted by Jeep’s two-run moonshot of a home run to left field.

“It cleared the left-field fence by 50 feet,” Roy said.

Jeff Thompson and Cutter Pasternak added two RBIs apiece.

The team’s next scheduled game is a tournament in Green River, Wyo., from June 13 to 15. Roy said he is trying to schedule a doubleheader in Steamboat on June 9.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com

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