A weekend away from home resulted in some of the largest margins of victories for the Moffat County American Legion baseball B team.
After spending three weeks playing teams from the area, next year's varsity team for Moffat County High School traveled to the Front Range for five games Friday through Sunday.
"This was a good trip for helping develop this team on and off the field," coach Bob Satterwhite said. "The guys played well on both ends."
The Bulldogs went 5-0 for the weekend with wins against Eaton, Longmont and Skyline. In one game against Eaton, the 2004 Class 3A state champions, and two games against Skyline and Longmont, the MoCo boys of summer scored 74 runs and only had one game that they didn't 10-run rule their opponents.
"It was a big booster to go and dominate teams that are traditionally strong," Satterwhite said.
Sophomore-to-be Bryan Richards had two home runs and rising senior Erik Griffin and Josh Satterwhite, an incoming freshman, also added round trippers. Satterwhite, Richards and senior-to-be Jared Lowther batted over .700 during the offensive onslaught.
Richards and freshman-to-be Robert Daniels pitched two-hit shutouts and the defense behind them was on track, committing just seven errors on the trip.
"For a young team to only commit seven errors in five games was a big step for us," Satterwhite said. "The reps this summer are starting to pay off for them."
After the successful road trip, the Bulldogs took on some familiar faces at the Craig Middle School field with a game against MCHS alumni Monday.
"Last year the alumni were regularly beating on us," coach Scott Parker said. "We played with and beat them last night."
The Bulldogs will have most of this week off and get back into some Front Range competition with games against defending Class 4A champion Niwot and Silver Creek the weekend of June 26.