Coed title won in rout on Saturday
Craig — Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk lit up the scoreboard Saturday against Mountain West Insurance during the coed championship game at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk outslugged Mountain West Insurance 36-16 to take home the top spot.
“It is my third year in a row winning a coed title and it feels good getting it back,” said Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk pitcher Nick Bomba. “The key was that we had to get our girls pumped up and ready to hit. They did, and that was the difference in the game.”
In the contest, Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk jumped out of the gates early, taking a 9-7 lead in the second inning after Bomba hit a grand slam home run.
After three innings of play, Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk had a 16-11 lead.
In the fourth inning, Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk broke the game open by scoring six times for a 22-11 lead.
Jarrod Kunkle smacked a three-run home run and Bomba hit his second home run of the game in the fourth inning for Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk.
“The home runs felt pretty good, especially the grand slam,” said Bomba. “I won the home run contest today and I wanted to show everybody that I could do it in a game.”
Mountain West Insurance came to bat and crossed the plate five times to cut the lead to 22-16 after four innings of play.
Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk then increased its lead to 10 runs, 26-16, in the top of the fifth inninand never looked back, cruising to the 20-run victory.
Despite the lopsided win, Bomba said his team was due for a victory over Mountain West Inusrance and it could not have came at a better time.
“Mountain West Insurance is a great team,” said Bomba. “They beat us both times that we played them during the year. It felt good to get a little revenge on them.
According to Bomba, this is the first season Yampa Valley Sports Medicine/E.J. Bunk has played together.
“This is the first year that this team has been together,” said Bomba. “We did really well and we are really proud of our team.”
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