MHS baseball gets underway with series of away games

Senior Tristan Wille  pitched for Meeker during opening weekend of Cowboy baseball. The next home game will be April 16 against the Rifle Bears, weather permitting.
Tara Wille Photo

MEEKER | Baseball season has finally begun. The weather was still not cooperating fully, but the boys were able to compete with a double header in Paonia, Colo., against Nucla and Dove Creek, then another road trip to Carbondale for both JV and varsity matches against Roaring Fork.

With a record of 3-0, the boys were playing to win against Nucla. They were down 0-5 in the second, and rallied back in the sixth and seventh to pull within 2 points. Running out of time they lost with a final score of 5-7. Dove Creek was another tough loss, 10-4, the Bulldogs came out swinging and ready to play.

Tuesday, the third game, in what was a busy week of games, was hosted by Roaring Fork. The Rams answered the Cowboys single point in the first, with their own 11 points in the second. Meeker did not let those go unanswered by scoring 10 in the third, but it was not quite enough. When the dust cleared the final score was 13-17 the Rams.

Continuing the road trips, the team will be in Gunnison this weekend at a two day tournament. The next home game, as long as the field is dry and ready, will be April 16 against the Rifle Bears.

By Tiffany Jehorek | Special to the Herald Times