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MEEKER I The Cowboys wrapped up their regular season and are 9-5 headed into the postseason.
Last Thursday the team headed to Hotchkiss for their final league games of the year. In game one Liam Deming pitched and maxed out 110 and got through six innings. Braydon Garcia came in and pitched through the final two innings.
“Both boys pitched really well,’’ commented head coach Donald Blazon, “We came back in top of the seventh, Josh Murphy hit his first home run of the year, but couldn’t hold them down in the bottom. Hotchkiss is ranked number six in the state and this was the best game the boys played all year.”
“We lost 6-1 and it was still a respectable game,” said Blazon, “the boys could not string the hits together. We played good but couldn’t come away with the win.”
“The JV had a really good game, ” said Blazon, “the guys were down a few early but kept chipping away and ended the night with a win.”
“It was John Duvall’s last game as he is headed back to France,” commented Blazon, “he has progressed all season and I was glad to get him some playing time.”
In the 2A rankings they are sitting in the 20th position according to the RPI, needing to be in the top 24 to make it into the postseason they have sealed their position. Only the top 16 teams will be hosting so the Cowboys will hit the road for their games. Saturday is the last day of the regular season, the scores are required to be in within eight hours of gameplay so this Sunday the final RPI will be posted and postseason brackets announced to see where the Cowboys will be playing.
JV has a couple more games, they will be playing at home Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. against Moffat County.
By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to The Herald Times