Moffat County baseball splits with Grand Valley, keeps it close with Roaring Fork |

Moffat County baseball splits with Grand Valley, keeps it close with Roaring Fork

Moffat County High School's Ryan Peck goes into a pitch as Greg Hixson keeps tabs on a Roaring Fork runner.
Andy Bockelman

Moffat County High School took to the road Tuesday for a varsity doubleheader against Grand Valley in Parachute.

Despite trailing the Cardinals and remaining scoreless for six innings, the Bulldogs came back in the seventh to lead 4-3.

Though Grand Valley tied it at 4-all to send the game into extra innings, the Dogs added on more run while keeping their hosts away from home plate to win 5-4.

Drake Doherty pitched with seven strikeouts, while Connor Murphy struck out three batters.

The Cardinals responded with an 8-2 rout as the second half of the series.

MCHS returned home and were on the diamond again Thursday afternoon at Craig Middle School, facing the Roaring Fork Rams.

The Carbondale visitors held an 8-6 advantage by the end of the sixth, narrowly keeping the Rams from scoring.

A sacrifice fly by Hunter Smilanich brought home Krece Papierski, whose single to start the seventh inning followed by two stolen bases got the score to 8-7.

However, a high foul ball for Murphy promptly turned into the third and final out with a leaping catch by Roaring Fork’s first-baseman.

MCHS moves to 2-6 overall and 2-2 in Western Slope League play. The Dogs travel to Delta Saturday.

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