Sailors look ahead to week’s doubleheaders |

Sailors look ahead to week’s doubleheaders

— It wasn’t all that unusual for the Steamboat Springs High School boys baseball team to have to deal with a weather-driven cancellation early in its season, but in a strange twist of fate, that game, scheduled for Saturday, wasn’t supposed to be in Steamboat, or even anywhere in the mountains.

As it was, a foot of snow on the field canceled the team’s planned trip to play at Classical Academy in Colorado Springs.

Despite that setback, coach Rusty McRight said things are going well so far this season for his team as it now prepares for a doubleheader Wednesday at Glenwood Springs and another Saturday at Eagle Valley.

“It’s going very well,” he said. “The kids are really upbeat and looking forward to those games.”

Steamboat’s 1-2 so far.

It won its first game of the season against Harrison 16-3. Nate Roach had four RBIs in that game, and Ethan Johnson and Vidal Zuniga each scored three runs.

The Sailors then lost their next two, 13-3 and 16-3 against Palisade.

Those, McRight said, are important to keep in perspective.

“Last year, Palisade beat us in one game 38-0,” he said. “This year, we actually scored first on them, and we even had the bases loaded with two outs and had the opportunity to go ahead later in the game.

“We still lost both games, but the boys are competing very well,” McRight said. “What we’re trying to do this year is create a baseball culture in Steamboat, and these kids are buying into that, realizing that everyone is a piece of the pie and part of the family.”

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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