Steamboat falls twice at Delta |

Steamboat falls twice at Delta

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team lost twice playing Saturday on the road against Delta, 3-0 and 10-0.

In some ways it was what it appeared to be, Sailors coach Rusty McRight said. Delta hit the ball, and Steamboat didn’t.

Still, he said there were positives for his team, which went into the weekend with four starters down with injuries.

“The bats were dead, but we made plays in the first game, and we didn’t make many errors,” he said. “They just hit the ball, and we didn’t, but we weren’t making nearly as many errors as we have been.”

Jesse Pugh pitched a complete game in the first game, and Steamboat came close to giving him some serious run support on several occasions. The Sailors couldn’t get the hit they needed with runners on base, however.

“To hang with a top program like that and pretty much be one swing away from tying the game up, that says a lot for the hard work the boys have put in so far,” McRight said. “There were definitely some positives.”

Steamboat, 2-6, returns to action Tuesday with a pair of “home games” in Craig against Summit.

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

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