Cowboys drop two against state’s best

Cowboy center fielder Doak Mantle is pictured catching a fly ball for an out against the No. 1 ranked Paonia Eagles last Saturday. The doubleheader, which Meeker lost, was scheduled to be played in Meeker but was moved to Rifle because of poor field conditions. The Cowboys played Rangely on Tuesday and will host Cedaredge Saturday in a doubleheader at Paintbrush Park, starting at 11 a.m. weather permitting.

MEEKER I Wet spring weather canceled one game for the Cowboys last week and they were forced to play the state’s No. 1 team on a neutral field because of poor field conditions at home. The Cowboys, currently 5-9, are playing for a district playoff berth and a win Saturday against the Bruins from Cedaredge […]

Meeker Cowboy baseball team wins a pair; JV still unbeaten

BOBBY GUTIERREZ
Between rain and snow storms, baseball games have been played on the Paintbrush Park fields this month in Meeker, including the Little League teams from Meeker and Rangely.

MEEKER I The Meeker Cowboy varsity baseball team won two games last week, including a comeback win against Grand Valley in front of a home crowd.

Meeker baseball team victorious at home but falls prey on road

With Meeker shortstop Hunter Garcia backing him up, second-baseman Trapper Merrifield caught the throw from catcher Ty Gibson and prepares to put the tag on a Roaring Fork baserunner. The Cowboys beat the Rams 14-4 in the first home game of the season played in Paintbrush Park on April 7. The Cowboys’ next home game is April 21, against the Grand Valley Cardinals.

MEEKER I The Meeker varsity and junior varsity baseball teams have played several games the past two weeks, including two at home and two against the No. 1-ranked team in the state, with another tough doubleheader scheduled for Friday in Hotchkiss.

Cowboys drop doubleheader

The Meeker High School Cowboy baseball team is led by lone senior Nick Burri, who is pictured holding a Hotchkiss runner on first base. The Cowboys lost a doubleheader in Hotchkiss and, weather permitting, they will host Cedaredge at Paintbrush Park on Saturday.

MEEKER I The Meeker High School boys’ baseball team lost a doubleheader in Hotchkiss on Saturday, and, if the weather cooperates, the Cowboys look to rebound as they will host the Cedaredge Bruins on Saturday at Paintbrush Park. The first Cowboy test will start at 11 a.m.

MHS Baseball…

The Meeker High School baseball team ended its season in the 2015 District tournament after a 6-2 loss to the Ignacio Bobcats. “We played well, we just never could get the bats going,” head coach Jason Browning said. “I’m proud of the season we had (6-13). We keep taking steps in the right direction. We competed well both in our league and outside of it.” Team members in the front row are: Ty Gibson, Doak Mantle, Cooper Meszaros, Noah Eichman, Trapper Merrifield, Uri Goedert, Hunter Garcia, Sheridan Harvey, Garrett Frantz and Cody Nielsen. In the back row are: manager Paige Jones, coach Brian Merrifield, Matt Frantz, Eli Newman, Kash Atwood, Nick Burri, Logan Hughes, Jake Nielsen, Cade Rowlett, Tony Collins and coach Jason Browning.

MHS baseball team takes streak of four wins to weekend district tourney

MEEKER I The Meeker High School Cowboys baseball team will take a four-game winning streak into the district tournament this weekend in Delta, where the champion will advance to the state tournament.

MHS baseball…

Meeker senior pitcher Matt Frantz started against Hotchkiss in the first game of a doubleheader, in which the Cowboys lost both games. Meeker head coach Jason Browning said, “We play in a tough league, but I thought we competed well.” The Cowboys played in Paonia Tuesday, then they will play in Grand Valley tonight.

Cowboys drop two games to Paonia, 14-2 and 27-2

Meeker High School senior Kash Atwood made contact with this ball and hit a double in the second game of a doubleheader against the Paonia Eagles. The Cowboys traveled to Hotchkiss on Tuesday to play the Bulldogs in a doubleheader and will host them for another doubleheader on Saturday at Paintbrush Park.

MEEKER I “Paonia is always tough,” Meeker head baseball coach Jason Browning said. The Eagles were in Meeker on Saturday and won a doubleheader held after a JV game at Paintbrush Park. The Cowboys played in Hotchkiss on Tuesday and will host them at home Saturday.

Baseball season…

The Rio Blanco High School baseball teams played a doubleheader on Tuesday at Paintbrush Park in Meeker and the Cowboys won both games against Rangely. Meeker won the first game 12-2 and the teams were tied in the fourth inning at five before freshman Logan Hughes hit a triple and slid home safely after being batted in by senior Abrahn Gaeta. The Cowboys are currently 2-2 and will host Paonia on Saturday. The Panthers will play in Cedaredge on Saturday, looking for their first win of the season.

MHS All-Conference…

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Three Meeker High School Cowboy baseball players were honored by the Western Slope League: senior Tanner Matriciano, junior Matt Frantz and freshman Hunter Garcia.

Season ends for Meeker, excited about the future

The Meeker High School baseball team (above) lost 3-2 to the Dolores Bears in the first round of the 2A state playoffs in Cortez, but everyone is excited about the future of Cowboy baseball. Playing for the Cowboys in the front row are Matt Devore, Cody Stickler, Kenny Kohls, Chevy Mohr, Dillan Frantz and Hunter Garcia. In the back row are: head coach Jason Browning, Bruno Juarez, Tony Collins, Jake Smith, Tanner Matriciano, Dylan Mobley, Matt Frantz and assistant coach Brian Merrifield.

MEEKER I For the first time in several years, the Meeker Cowboy baseball team advanced to post-season play. And although the Dolores Bears ended the Cowboys’ season with a 3-2 win in Cortez in the first round of the 2A state playoffs, Meeker coaches are excited about the future.

Meeker Cowboys come out on top of RBC rivalry

Meeker’s Bruno Juarez jumps on junior Matt Frantz, who was the starting and winning pitcher for the Cowboys, with nine strikeouts against the Rangely Panthers. It was the Cowboys’ first and only league win this season, a pigtail game that will advance them to the district tournament to play Dolores on Friday in Cortez.

RBC I The Meeker High School baseball team finished the regular season with a 0-12 league record, and the Rangely High School team finished with a 4-8 league record, its four wins coming from beating its Rio Blanco County rival in two doubleheaders.