Sports Briefs: Moffat County baseball sweeps Roaring Fork as Bulldogs eye league crown
For the Craig Press
The final week of the regular baseball season will be crucial for the 3A Western Slope League, but Moffat County High School athletes have plenty of reason to be confident.
The Bulldogs stayed true to the dominating gameplay they’ve maintained all spring during a Saturday slaughter of Roaring Fork, as they defeated the Rams 16-2 and 19-7 in a doubleheader on the road.
MCHS improved to 8-2 in conference play and 12-2 overall with the dual victories. Consequently, they found themselves with the best total record in the WSL, as Gunnison fell 11-1 via mercy rule in a non-league faceoff with Montrose, the same day the Dogs routed the Rams.
MoCo and Gunnison remain the two most likely contenders for the Western Slope championship, though both teams will be holding their breath in the coming week.
The Bulldogs will host their final games of the regular season Thursday against the Basalt Longhorns. Dependent on tiebreaker protocol, a sweep of their final league opponent should give the boys in blue the title and strong placement in the 3A playoffs.
Moffat County golfers ready for regionals after late season improvements
While most of the members of the Moffat County High School girls golf team are in their first year of competitive play, things are looking bright for the future.
MCHS duffers will tee off this Thursday at Monte Vista’s Cattails Golf Club for the 3A Region 4 Tournament, hosted by Alamosa High School.
The top two teams and 13 individuals in each region will move on to the 3A State Championships, June 21 and 22 at Pueblo’s Elmwood Golf Course.
Most recently, coach Tim Adams took two of his four athletes to June 1’s Central Invitational at Grand Junction’s Tiara Rado.
Reagan Hafey placed 24th of 36 at the tourney, with 103, while Taylor Powell was 27th at 108.
The duo also competed alongside teammates a few days earlier at the Western Slope JV Championship, hosted by Palisade May 28 at Junction’s Chipeta Golf Course.
In the upperclassmen division, junior Madason Laman tied for third place, shooting 98 on the Par 59 locale. Among freshmen, Powell also notched a 98 to place second, while Mia Cheuvront finished with a 130 to place 11th.
Hafey had the best day at the event, scoring 88 to tie for second place in the sophomore rankings, while tying for the third lowest score among all age groups.
In preparation for regionals, Adams is emphasizing the short game for his players as he also hopes to strengthen the rest of their elements.
“We’re focusing on getting better every day,” he said.
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