Baseball season underway for Rangely Panther team

The Rangely Panthers baseball team started its season slow with losses to Aspen and Moffat County. They’ll travel to Grand Valley March 28 and play Meeker at home April 18. Matt Scoggins photo

RBC | The Rangely High School baseball team started its season Saturday, March 11 at home vs. Aspen. The young Panther team could not overcome errors and youth pitching and dropped both games against Aspen. The Panthers were able to fix some errors and bounce back in the second game but again came up short in the end.
Sophomore Drew Brannan led the Panthers offensively on the day with three singles and a double in two games. On Tuesday, March 14 the Panthers hosted the Bulldogs from Moffat County and played better but could still not bring home the win.
The pitching performance between senior Harrison Heil and freshman Dylan LeBleu was solid. Some key errors with runners on base proved to be too much for the Panthers to overcome as they dropped the game 11-3.
Drew Brannan and sophomore Grady Neilsen led the Panthers on offense as they tried to rally in the late innings to bring the game back within reach but came up short.
The Panthers will travel to Parachute to take on Grand Valley High School on Tuesday, March 28. The Panthers unfortunately do not play at home again until April 18 against the Meeker Cowboys.