Renegades finish ‘world series’
Craig — The 10-and-under Craig Renegades completed the season Saturday at the Triple Crown World Series Tournament.
In Craig on Thursday, Denver ran past the Renegades, 14-3, and the Orange County Stallions from Foothills Ranch, Calif., blanked the Renegades, 23-0.
In Steamboat Springs on Friday, El Paso, Texas downed the Renegades, 17-1.
“El Paso was an excellent team,” said Renegades coach Mike Boatright. “That was their 67th game of the year. It is pretty hard to compete against teams like that. I still think that the kids enjoyed the game and it was close to home.”
The Renegades finished the tournament Saturday in Hayden, and Glenwood Springs, Colo., edged the Renegades, 9-7.
“Glenwood Springs got most of their runs in the first two innings,” said Boatright. “They scored three times in the first and two in the second. We only scored one run during that time.”
“We started to battle back-and-forth. It was a close game,” said Boatright. “We just couldn’t get the last couple of runs across. It was a good fought game.”
Bryan Richards paced the Renegades in the “world series” with four hits in four games.
“He played really well for us,” said Boatright. “On Saturday, he finished the game for us on the mound against Glenwood Springs and he did a very good job.”
Along with the “world series,” the Renegades competed in two other Triple Crown tournaments this year and finished with a 5-7 record.
“The kids had a good experience the whole year,” said Boatright. “We wish that we would have done a little better over the weekend, but we feel good about our record in the tournaments that we were in. I really appreciate the way the parents supported their kids and the way they were behind the whole Renegades team.”
After two days of competition at the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association State Finals, riders and ropers from Moffat and Routt counties are making their way into the home stretch.