Moffat County American Legion team drops tourney opener

Baseball team’s set for 2:30 p.m. tilt today against Summit

Playing Thursday in the first round of the American Legion district tournament in Glenwood Springs, Moffat County’s American Legion Post 62 team was unable to upend rival Steamboat Springs.

The baseball team fell, 7-1.

Manager Justin Folley said starter Bubba Ivers threw well in the loss, but mistakes in the field gave No. 3-seeded Steamboat all the offense they needed against the No. 6 Bulldogs.

“He only gave up three hits with three or four walks, but we made too many mistakes,” Folley said.

Ivers created his own offense, hitting a home run off Steamboat’s Tyler Brown, accounting for the lone Craig run of the ball game.

The Bulldogs don’t have much time to regroup: they are scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. today against Summit.

Ivan Nielsen will pitch for the Bulldogs.

“If we win, we will play the loser of (today’s) Steamboat-Rangely game,” Folley said. “If we lose, we go home.”

Because Moffat County is the host site for next week’s state American Legion tournament, the home team receives an automatic bid to the season-ending tournament.

The top two teams from the district tournament also advance to state play.

For more on this story, see the Saturday Morning Press or visit www.craigdailypress.com.

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