Bulldogs, Demons split doubleheader

The MCHS baseball field's warning track never seemed as inviting to Tad Behrens as it did Saturday against Glenwood Springs.

The junior catcher led the Bulldogs out of a 4-3 deficit in the bottom of the fifth with a deep center-field shot that fell at the foot of the fence, just short of being a home run.

But Behrens double collected two RBIs and spurred the Bulldogs' scoring for the remainder of the game, leading Moffat County to an 8-4 win over the Glenwood Springs Demons in the first game of the double header.

"It was a one-and-one fastball and I just hit it right," Behrens said. "We were just hitting the ball where they weren't."

Junior Joe Padon followed Behrens' double with a RBI single and a two-run sixth inning to close the game.

All but two of the Bulldogs' (7-4) bats were working against Glenwood, with seniors Eric Bastow and Ty Hollingsworth being the only hitters not making contact. Moffat County's hitting proficiency was seen early in the game when junior Jerod Estey hit a two-run homerun in the first inning.

While the Bulldogs' bats were scoring, senior pitcher Chris Field kept the Demons (4-5) in check from the mound for the entirety of the game. Pitching a complete game, Field allowed only three earned runs and struck out nine Glenwood batters. The senior kept the Demons down while nursing a sore knee, a re-aggravated injury from football season.

"It was a good day for Field," coach Kip Hafey said. "He kept his intensity throughout the game and didn't let up when it counted."

Demons coach Mike Wilde didn't see the Bulldogs comeback as a breakdown on the part of his team; instead he said it was Moffat County's ability to execute when they needed to that won the game.

"Our pitcher started throwing balls instead of strikes and Moffat County was hitting away from our fielders," Wilde said.

"It's a sign of a good team when they can hit away

from fielders."

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