Moffat County baseball team takes 2

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Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball — 2010

Record: 5-3, 3-2 WSL

Despite dropping its first game, the Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball team was able to win its last two games of the Friday and Saturday Lloyd McMillan baseball tournament in Montrose. The team finished in fifth.

The Bulldogs lost their first game, 11-7, Friday to Emery (Utah) High School.

On Saturday, MCHS beat Berthoud High School, 6-5, and then defeated Alamosa, 5-3.

Coach Justin Folley said the Bulldogs (3-2 overall, 1-1 in the Western Slope League) are headed in the right direction.

“Going 2-1, to come out with a record of 3-2, is a good way to begin our season,” Folley said.

Nathan Hill started and won the first game, and Mark Doolin was game two’s winner.

Halen Raymond closed both games.

“Mark and Nathan both threw extremely well,” Folley said. “Nathan threw strikes. He walked a couple of guys who wound up scoring, but he pitched well enough to win.

“Doolin, for his first time being on the mound this year, pitched well. He struck out five and kept the ball on the ground.”

The team also had timely hitting to back up its pitchers.

In the first game, Ben Williams hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Greg Blackstun added a double and an RBI.

In the second game, cleanup hitter Raymond went 2-4 with a pair of RBI.

The team’s next game will be April 7, when Uintah (Utah) High School comes to Moffat County.

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