Steamboat Springs baseball, soccer teams wrap up season

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— The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team wrapped up its season Tuesday in Craig, sweeping a doubleheader against Glenwood Springs.

Steamboat won the first game, 6-1, and the second game, 9-7.

The game originally was scheduled to be played in Steamboat but was moved to Craig because of weather concerns. Tuesday was the last day high school baseball teams could play regular-season games.

“The greatest opportunity to get those two in was in Craig,” Steamboat manager Dave Roy said.

In the first game, Ryan Jeep did most of the damage. The junior threw a complete game three-hitter. He added a three-run home run and a double. Matt Regan hit a two-run inside-the-park home run.

In the second game, Jesse Pugh pitched 5 2/3 innings, with Regan getting the save.

The Sailors trailed 5-2 in the fourth, before David Cropper delivered a two-out, two-run, bases-loaded single to cut the lead to 5-4. After Pugh walked to load the the bases again, Cutter Pasternak hit a grand slam, putting Steamboat in the lead for good.

The games ended Steamboat’s season. The team finished 8-9 overall, including a 7-7 league record.

Soccer falls in opening round

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team, the 25th seed in the state tournament, fell to No. 8 Windsor, 3-1, on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

“It was a game where the quality of soccer was not consistent with what we had seen throughout the regular season,” Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. “Not that it was poor, but in a big game, showing up and playing hard is one of the battles.”

Steamboat fell behind 2-0 in the first half before cutting the deficit in half with 10 minutes left in the opening half on a Natalie Bohlmann goal.

The Sailors had chances in the second half, getting the ball inside the 18-yard box, but they couldn’t deliver an equalizer.

Steamboat ended its season with a 9-4-3 record.

“This was a very dynamic group that were very much competitors,” Bohlmann said. “They pushed themselves. That’s why it makes (Tuesday) that much more difficult. This group was consistent with all the right things.”

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

Comments

Harvey Lyon 1 year, 5 months ago

Steamboat HS Baseball went 4 and 0 to conclude their season! A win streak of 4 is rare in baseball even for the most talented of teams. 4-0 may in fact be a win streak record for Steamboat Baseball.

Whether this reflects a statistical anomaly or a paradigm shift among the players it is something they have every right to be exceptionally proud of and it did not come easy.

Congratulations and best of "hops" as you transition into your summer American Legion season.

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