Legion baseball team travels to Summit County, splits doubleheader

John F. Russell

— Right-handed pitcher Jesse Pugh was dominate on the mound Saturday as the Steamboat Springs Legion baseball team, Post 44, raced to a 12-2 win in the first game of a double-header against Summit County.

“We got good hitting from the whole line-up,” manager Dave Roy said. “We have a lot of good young hitters, and our hitting was solid in that first game.”

Pugh went five innings in the game, and when he stepped off the mound, Steamboat was well on its way to victory.

Sadly, the second game didn’t play out so well for the Steamboat team.

Roy said the squad got three-plus solid innings from Zach Cook, but the defense had far too many errors behind the pitcher that resulted in an 8-0 run by Summit County, which won the game 12-2.

“It was the complete opposite of our first game,” Roy said. “We had far too many defensive miscues in the game.”

The games were supposed to be in Steamboat Springs, but last week’s wet weather made it impossible to play at any of the local fields.

The team is scheduled to play at 11 a.m. June 7 at Emerald Field in Steamboat Springs. Roy is hoping the weather will dry out by then, and the games will be able to be played here as scheduled.

To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209, email or follow him on Twitter @Framp1966

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