The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team got strong pitching and timely offense Saturday to win a pair of games against Battle Mountain.
2014 Sailors baseball schedule
- March 14: Sailors baseball opens season with huge road wins
- March 15: Steamboat 10, Hotchkiss 9
- March 22: at Eagle Valley doubleheader, 11 a.m.
- March 29: vs. Summit doubleheader at Moffat County High School, TBD
- April 1: at Palisade doubleheader, 4 p.m.
- April 5: Steamboat 3, Battle Mountain 1; Steamboat 14, Battle Mountain 3
- April 12: Rifle 7, Steamboat 1; Rifle 8, Steamboat 7
- April 15: at Moffat doubleheader, 4 p.m.
- April 19: at Glenwood Springs doubleheader, 11 a.m.
- April 30: Summit wins, Steamboat forfeits; Steamboat 10, Summit 0
- May 3: Sailors find positives in late-season struggles
The Sailors got a seventh-inning walk-off, two-run home run from Billy Clark to save a brilliant pitching performance from Matt Regan and win the first game, 3-1.
Steamboat then exploded on offense to take the second, 14-3.
Regan struck out 12 and allowed just three hits and no walks in the first game, but the Sailors still were tied in the final inning. Clark changed that with a bomb over the center field fence, however.
“He cranked it pretty good,” coach Rusty McRight said.
Steamboat didn’t let things get so exciting in the second game. The Sailors opened the first inning with a triple and three doubles from their first four hitters. They never looked back. Jesse Pugh shut the Huskies down from the mound, striking out five, as Steamboat improved to 5-2.
The squad is back in action Thursday as it travels to play Eagle Valley in a weather-delayed game.
Saturday’s games were played at Battle Mountain despite Steamboat being the home team. The schools were scheduled to meet in Craig, but weather there would have forced a cancelation so things moved down the highway to Battle Mountain.