MCHS baseball drops road game in Utah

'Lethargic' sluggers lose to Uintah, 6-5

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Coming off a 35-2 doubleheader sweep of visiting Battle Mountain on Saturday, the Moffat County High School baseball team looked to continue its momentum Monday in Utah.

The Bulldogs fell, 6-5, to host Uintah, in a game MCHS coach Time Hafey called a "lethargic performance."

"We weren't real fresh, and we didn't come out and play aggressive baseball like we know how," he said. "I had to remind them during the game we came here to win."

Trailing, 6-3, in the seventh inning, the Bulldogs rallied for two runs to pull within one, but an Eric Leonard strikeout - his third of the game - halted the MCHS rally.

"We had a guy on base in scoring position and the winning run at the plate with a chance to win." Hafey said. "We let this one get away."

Junior Casey McClanahan got the nod to tote the rubber for the Bulldogs, picking up the loss through five innings of work.

The lefty gave up one earned run, but errors behind him in the field contributed to the five unearned Uintah runs.

"We had five errors and a passed ball that they scored runs on," Hafey said. We "played like (we) had a hangover out there today."

Senior Chris Winder batted 3-for-4, hitting two doubles and scoring twice, while fellow senior Anthony Flores went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Moffat County (12-5 overall, 9-3 Western Slope League) hosts Steamboat Springs (6-10-1 overall, 5-7 WSL) in a doubleheader today, in the Bulldogs' regular-season finale.

Hafey said junior Seth Lanier will start Game 1, and Winder will start Game 2.

John Vandelinder can be reached at 875-1793, or jvandelinder@craigdailypress.com

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