The Moffat County High School baseball team took its lumps to get its first win. The Bulldogs also have the bruises to prove it.
In their second game of a tournament in Moab, Utah, the Bulldogs were hit by a pitch five times. They were also walked four times in a game against Manti, Utah. The team only needed eight hits to produce 18 runs in an 18-6 win.
"We scored four runs with two outs twice," coach Scott Parker said. "We played a good all-around game."
Jason Mosher and Barrett Durham provided grand slams for the Bulldogs.
Jared Lowther, Matt Guinn and Billy Ivy combined on the mound for the Bulldogs. Guinn got the win.
The Bulldogs opened up the tournament against Moab. The host team shut out Moffat County 11-0.
"We hit the ball hard just not to any gaps," Parker said. "Their pitcher had good movement and a good breaking ball."
The junior varsity team was also able to play twice during the weekend. The JV defeated Pagosa Springs, 11-6, and lost to the Moab varsity, 15-0.
"I thought for our second time facing live pitching we did well," Parker said. "It was good to get the freshmen and sophomores some time in the JV games as well."
The next games for the Bulldogs will be Friday and Saturday in Fort Morgan for the Mustangs' tournament.
David Pressgrove can be reached at 824-7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org