Moffat County High School baseball came up short in two games at Basalt on Thursday, losing both in a doubleheader that twice was rescheduled.
The Bulldogs and Longhorns finally got their games in Thursday afternoon, with Basalt prevailing, 4-2 and 5-2, to remain undefeated in Western Slope League play. Moffat County fell to 6-9 on the season.
Head coach Justin Folley knew handing the Longhorns their first WSL loss would be difficult, so he was disappointed when the Bulldogs gave up two unearned runs early in the first game to fall behind 2-0. The teams played even after that point.
"It should have been 2-2 going into the sixth inning, which makes it a totally different ball game," Folley said. "You can't give those kind of runs to good teams."
Trevor Kroese was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the first game.
Bulldogs starting pitcher Wyatt Oberwitte was effective in the second game, but the Bulldogs’ offense couldn't get going.
"Oberwitte threw fantastic, that was one of the better games I've seen him throw in awhile," Folley said.
Bubba Ivers was 2-for-3 and knocked in both Moffat County runs in the second game.
Moffat County will close out its season Saturday with two important games at Roaring Fork in Carbondale. The Bulldogs currently sit at 6-8 in league play, fifth in the conference. The Rams are 5-9, good for sixth in the league. According to the Colorado High School Activities Association 2013 Baseball Bulletin, five teams from the Western Slope League will make the district tournament this year.