Boyle’s no-no lifts Steamboat Legion squad
Steamboat Springs — It was about aggression, Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball coach Tom Aramovich said.
Jack Boyle, a rising junior at Steamboat Springs High School, knew when to flash it Saturday while pitching, and he knew when to hide it, and that helped him navigate his way to a marvelous performance. Boyle struck out nine as he danced his way through five innings without giving up a hit against a team from Colorado Springs.
“You have to stay aggressive when you’re not in rhythm,” Aramovich said. “He did that well. If he fell out of balance or fell behind in the count, he got aggressive, started attacking and got back in rhythm by finding the strike zone.”
Boyle’s no-hitter paved the way for an undefeated day by the Steamboat squad. The team won that game, 10-0, then the next, 8-7.
“He’s been putting up a lot of quality starts and each time he has come out and improved and extended his outings,” Aramovich said of Boyle. “He’s really starting to bite off a little more and help the team.”
Saturday, he got some help, too, especially from the bat of David Brown.
Brown had a homer in the first game then was even better in the second, smashing two home runs and racking up the team’s first seven RBIs.
“He was pretty much the highlight of the second game,” Aramovich said.
Indeed, though Luis Sandoval worked his way into that conversation, as well.
The Colorado Springs team — comprised of players from Mitchell and Lewis Palmer high schools — tied the game at 7. Sandoval scored the winning run when a walk was issued with the bases loaded, giving Steamboat the sweep.
“That was some pretty good contribution at the plate by the entire team,” Aramovich said. “They realized what it took to respond to some diversity. The other team was having their way at the plate, as well, and the tempo wasn’t in our favor. It was a battle for who is going to establish their tempo, and the good ones will take advantage of that situation when it’s their turn.”
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