Steamboat American Legion team adds 2 more wins |

Steamboat American Legion team adds 2 more wins

— A strong summer season for the Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team rolled on Saturday with the squad winning two more games to improve to 10-1 on the season.

Steamboat got strong pitching and enough hitting to sweep a doubleheader against Mesa Ridge, taking the first game, 7-1, and the second, 14-3.

“We won two, and it was a situation where we played a very good team,” assistant coach Dave Roy said.

Matt Regan controlled the first game from the pitcher’s mound, taking a no-hitter bid into the sixth inning. His offense gave him plenty of backup, too, tallying nine hits. Billy Clark and Thomas Kelly had two hits each, and David Cropper came through with an RBI double.

The bats were hotter in the second game. Steamboat scored its 14 runs on 16 hits, led by Charlie Fitzugh and Solomon Weltzheimer. Both had three hits and two RBIs.

“They basically led that barrage,” Roy said.

Ryan Jeep and Kelly, meanwhile, had two hits each.

“Everyone contributed,” Roy said.

Billy Clark was sharp pitching, as well. He struck out 13 over five innings.

“He’ll be a senior next year, and he’s going to be a factor on the mound,” Roy said. “He’s finally learning how to pitch, and it’s nice to see. He’s developing into a really good pitcher.”

The team is back in action Sunday with a trip to Frisco.

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

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