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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.
The Cowboys have enough players for a JV team, which also saw action last Saturday and faced the same outcome as the varsity, as the game was called after five innings.
“It was great to have a JV game,” Browning said. “It’s nice to have the numbers.”
Meeker’s varsity is currently 2-4 and Browning said, “We are still OK in the league standings but we have a tough stretch coming with Hotchkiss twice, then Paonia again.
The Cowboys lost 14-2 after five innings in the first game against Paonia, then lost 27-2 in the second, after Paonia scored 17 runs in the third inning.
“We are focused on getting better and working towards the district tourney,” Browning said.