UPDATED: Steamboat baseball doubleheader moved to Craig because of rain
May 5, 2013
Steamboat Springs — Editor’s note: Because of rain, Tuesday’s doubleheader will be played at Craig Middle School at 2 p.m.
The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team picked up a pair of wins Saturday, but before the day was gone, the squad already was looking forward.
Such is the power of spring in Steamboat.
The Sailors will wrap up their season with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday against Glenwood Springs. The games will be played at Craig Middle School.
"We'd certainly like to invite everyone out to watch the Sailors play their final games of the season," coach Dave Roy said Sunday, soon after he finished helping set up the outfield fence at the diamond.
The day will feature a free barbecue, but donations to help support the program are suggested.
If Steamboat can piece together games anything like they did Saturday, fans should have plenty more than hot dogs to cheer about.
The Sailors thumped Summit, 9-2 and 12-4.
Matt Regan dominated the first game from the pitcher’s mound, striking out 13 and allowing just two hits. Both of Summit's runs were unearned.
"He threw a great game for us," Roy said. "He was great against a pretty decent team."
He got plenty of help on the offensive end. Billy Clark led the way there, picking up two hits and two RBIs while scoring three runs. Ryan Jeep also had two hits.
Koby Bishop took the mound in the second game, effectively working through trouble until he finally hit a wall in the fifth. No problem. Jesse Pugh came in as a reliever, bailed the team out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation and stayed on through the rest of the game.
Regan had three hits and drove in two runs while Clark had two more hits and scored three more runs.
"We had two really great games," Roy said. "It was nice to see the individual performances but also the teamwork that excited out there on defense."
Steamboat jumps to 5-7 in the league with the wins and hopes to climb to .500 and a fourth-place finish with a strong showing Tuesday.
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