Steamboat Legion team picks up big win |

Steamboat Legion team picks up big win

— It hasn’t been a strong summer for the American Legion Post 44 baseball team, a local squad composed of high school players.

The team turned things around in a big way on Saturday, however, walloping a Vernal squad, 28-14.

Steamboat actually lost the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, falling narrowly, 8-7, after a strong pitching outing by Zach Cooke.

There was no “almost” about the second game, however, as Steamboat had, by far, it’s best offensive game of the season.

“The hard work put in at practices over the last six weeks is finally producing results,” coach Rusty McRight said. “They are starting to put it all together — offense, base running, defense and our executing — to get desired results, one play at a time.”

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The team got four hits, including two home runs from Charlie Fitzhugh, and four more hits from Michael Boyle. Canon Reece, Payton McElhiney, David Brown, Theo Hansen and Alejandro Sandoval each had three hits, and Colter Crawford laid down two key bunts.

The team has six games remaining in the next two weeks and will play at 11 a.m. at home Saturday at Emerald Park in a doubleheader against Summit County.

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