Steamboat U14 squad slowed only by weather |

Steamboat U14 squad slowed only by weather

— Steamboat Springs’ U14 baseball team got started on a big weekend, playing at home Saturday in a tournament in Steamboat. The weather kept the squad from finishing things off how it would have liked, however.

Steamboat won both of its games Saturday, giving it the No. 1 slot in Sunday’s seeded play. The team took the field in its first game Sunday, building a 4-0 lead on the strength of a Sean Patten three-run home run and a pair of scoreless innings from pitcher Theo Hansen.

And that was the end of the action. The day’s persistent rain caused the game and tournament to be canceled.

Other highlights included strong pitching and an .800 batting average from Payton McElhiney, eight RBIs from Patten and a trio of doubles from Zach Cooke.

The team returns to action this weekend with a tournament in Eagle County.

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

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