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Legion drops game

Sometimes a great pitcher can immobilize a good hitting team, and that is what happened Thursday night to the Moffat County Legion Post 62 B-team,

“They threw a hell of a good pitcher at us, and we didn’t hit well,” coach Bob Satterwhite said. “He was a real top-quality guy.”

The bulldogs only managed four hits in Thursday’s 11-5 loss to Eaton.

Along with facing tough pitching, the Bulldogs were atrocious in the field, committing eight errors.

“The little mistakes that we made were the difference in the game,” Satterwhite said. “With the discipline of the Eaton team, you can sure see why they have such a successful team. They just dink you to death. You get your opportunities to win, but you got to play defense, too. He pitched a good game, I can’t put another way.”

The Bulldogs got the scoring going in the first inning when Bryan Richards had an RBI double. Richards picked up another RBI in the fifth when Anthony Flores scored on a fielders choice. The Bulldogs’ final runs came in the seventh when Bryan Wojtkiewicz scored on a fielder’s choice and Josh Satterwhite had an RBI single.

Despite the score, Bob Sat–terwhite said the game was close throughout.

“We gave up five runs in the fourth and three in the seventh,” he said. “It was really a battle most of the game. We just had a few innings where we gave up a few too many runs.”

The Bulldogs play Pueblo South at noon today. Bob Satterwhite said Pueblo South had “a real tough game” and were 10-runned by Roosevelt.

“I feel like we should be able to do fine against them,” he said.

Last weekend, the Bulldogs fought their way through the losers bracket and eventually won the district tournament.

Bob Satterwhite said that experience should help the club now.

“The guys are absolutely confident they can come back through the other bracket,” he said. “We can very easily go through.”

In spite of the loss, Bob Satterwhite said he and the team couldn’t be upset about the loss.

“I can’t be too broken up at it,” he said. “I can’t imagine running into a pitcher that good again. I felt pretty good about getting as many hits as we did.”

If any team can bounce back, Bob Satterwhite said, it’s the Bulldogs.

“I seen the determination in their eyes tonight. They were still together,” he said. “I feel like these kids know how to play baseball. It would be the most amazing thing in the world to me if the guys didn’t bounce back and play a great game tomorrow.”

Luke Graham can be reached at 824-7031 or lgraham@craigdailypress.com.