Steamboat American Legion team closes out its regular season
July 17, 2012
The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team picked up a pair of league wins during the weekend to close out the regular season.
Steamboat beat Basalt, 11-2 and 14-1.
Thanks to strong pitching performances, Steamboat had a relatively easy time with Basalt.
Matt Regan and Johnny Stensvad combined to throw a two-hitter in the first game. In the second game, Ryan Jeep, Jesse Pugh and Connor Jennings combined to throw a one hitter.
Jeep also led Steamboat at the plate, finishing 6 for 8 with two doubles and 4 RBIs including a two run home run.
Regan added four hits and four RBIs, and Pugh Stensvad and Cutter Pasternak each had three hits.
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Steamboat now enters the district tournament Friday in Palisade. The team opens at 11 a.m. with No. 2 Palisade.
The top three teams from the tournament advance to the state tournament.
"Offensively and defensively, we have as good a chance as anyone to win the district," Steamboat manager Dave Roy said.