Cowboys lose home game to Rifle Bears

The Cowboys had a tough time in their first home game of the season, scoring just one run against the Bears. They’ll play Coal Ridge today at 4 p.m. in Silt.
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MEEKER | Eleven games into the season and baseball fans were finally able to watch the Cowboys home opener. Outscored by opponents 2-1 and a record of 2-9, the rough start is similar to the 2016 season.

“I believe in these boys, and we’re getting better every practice,” said head coach Donald Blazon.

Tuesday, when the Rifle Bears came to town, the boys were down in the second inning when Luis Villalpando was able to run one in for the Cowboys. It was the only run scored for Meeker on the evening; the final was 14-1.

The Cowboys have another tough week ahead with four games scheduled in the next seven days.

Pitching this year for Meeker is Villalpando, Tristan Wille, Cole Rogers, Josh Murphy, Nick Massey, Ryan Phelan, Colton Wille, Braydon Garcia, and Elijah Demming, with so many games stacked up in the next seven to 10 days, “it will be a challenge for the pitchers,” commented Blazon.

Another non-conference away game, Meeker travels to Coal Ridge to take on the Titans Thursday at 4 p.m. the Titans have a record of 4-7, and have suffered two losses on the season at the hands of the Rifle Bears. The first time at home 18-6, then on Rifle turf 12-6. The Cowboy and Titan matchup looks to be a good game.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times