Moffat County Bulldogs rout Steamboat, 25-9
Steamboat Springs — In a offensive blowout, the Moffat County Bulldogs varsity baseball team launched five homers and scored 16 unanswered runs to rout the Steamboat Springs Sailors 25-9 Tuesday in Steamboat Springs.
With the win, the Bulldogs moved to 10-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play. The Sailors dropped to 2-9 overall and 2-4 in league play.
“It was just a fantastic job by everybody,” said Bulldogs coach Kip Hafey. “The kids knew what they needed to do and they did it. It was just a outstanding effort by everybody.”
In the top of the fifth inning, the Bulldogs found themselves tied with the Sailors 9-9, but that’s when Moffat County broke things wide open by scoring six runs on four hits.
“Once they got a few hits, everybody just kind of let down,” Sailors coach John Aragon said. “We just had to battle it a little harder. I just think that Craig wanted it more than we did. We just kind of folded and I am really disappointed with that performance.”
Getting key hits for Moffat County were senior center fielder Justin Hollingsworth, who blasted a two-run home run over the center field fence and freshman pitcher Jerod Estey followed Hollingsworth’s home run with a solo shot over the right field fence.
Senior second baseman Chris Weible added an RBI and senior third baseman Mike St. Martin knocked in two runs on a single to give Moffat County a 15-9 lead.
“The fifth inning was a great inning,” Hollingsworth said. “We just got it done.”
In the top of the sixth inning, the Bulldogs scored once when Hollingsworth hit his second home run of the game, putting the Bulldogs up 16-9.
“It felt pretty good to hit two home runs,” said Hollingsworth. “I was just concentrating and I was lucky to hit two.”
In the top of the seventh inning the Bulldogs put the game away by scoring nine times on five hits. Senior first basemen Grady Wilson added a two-run home run, junior catcher Rob Satterwhite had a RBI double, junior Mark Turner had a RBI single and Estey had a RBI single to give the Bulldogs the 16-run win.
“Steamboat Springs is a young team,” said Hollingsworth. “If they get dedicated to it they can be tough in the future.”
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