June 29, 2012
Tommy Baker, 12, connects with the ball Wednesday during practice. Baker is one of the team captains for the Moffat County Cutthroats, a Triple Crown baseball team from Craig. The Cutthroats’ next tournament is the Colorado State Championships from July 13-15 in Aurora.
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Playing at a disadvantage is usually a reason for players to make excuses and complain. That is not the case for members of the Moffat Count Cutthroats, Craig’s only Triple Crown Sports baseball team. Craig resident Mark Nielsen wanted to start a team, but to get enough interest he had to draw from several age groups. Triple Crown tournaments are broken into age divisions, so players of the same age are going against each other. Nielsen didn’t have enough players of one age to field a team, so his combination of boys have to play in the age group of the oldest members of the team.