Last season, Palisade High School and Moffat County High School split the Western Slope regular season schedule.
This season, Palisade started the year undefeated in league play, while Moffat County battled the winter weather on its way to a 4-1 league start.
The two teams collided Saturday in Palisade, and much like last year's end result, the teams split the weekend doubleheader.
In Game 1, Moffat County (7-3 overall, 5-2 Western Slope League) handed Palisade its first league loss, 7-5, behind a stellar pitching performance from starter Seth Lanier.
Lanier (3-0, 3.50 era) held Palisade scoreless through four innings as Moffat County built a 6-0 lead.
"Lanier threw really well," MCHS assistant coach Ryan Prentice said. "He threw really hard, in waves. They couldn't touch him, and it helped our team a lot."
Prentice said MCHS started to slip toward the end of the game as a few defensive miscues allowed Palisade back into the contest.
Palisade pulled within two runs, when MCHS coach Tim Hafey went to the bullpen.
In came senior left-hander Josh Satterwhite, who closed the door on Palisade's offense, picking up his second save of the season.
In Game 2, Palisade (10-4 overall, 8-1 WSL) and MCHS were locked in a pitchers duel, as both teams started their aces.
Senior Chris Winder and Palisade's Travis Del Moral held both offenses in check as the teams entered the seventh and final inning tied at two.
As the home team, Palisade batted last, and Winder set down the first two batters with strikeouts.
A base on balls followed a Winder hit batsman, and Palisade scored the winning run on a two-out bloop single to right field.
"There is no doubt in my mind we should have swept them," Prentice said. "We didn't hit behind the runners well. We pulled the ball all day, and we needed to hit to right field."
MCHS competes today at Rifle (6-6 overall, 3-4 WSL).
Third baseman Russell Waugh sat out the weekend set with an injury. : Freshman Dylon Camilletti filled in at the hot corner. : Winder lost his second consecutive game on a two-out seventh inning hit.