Meeker high school baseball returns after two years

Meeker baseball kicked off this week in Rangely, and a double header is scheduled for this weekend in Ignacio. Seniors this year are Brayden Garcia, Spud White, Ryan Phelan, Josh Murphy, Ethan Drake and Junior Gaeta.
TIFFANY JEHOREK PHOTO

MEEKER I Meeker baseball has not played a game in two years, and this year head coach Donald Blazon welcomes 25 players to his team. Blazon is joined by assistants Cody Smith and Dylan Mobley, both of whom have coached for multiple years. 

The season, which begins late and does not end until just before the Fourth of July, kicked off Wednesday, May 5 in Rangely, then this weekend the JV has a double header, the varsity travels to Ignacio. Next Tuesday Cowboy fans can watch the first regular season baseball game at home when the Cowboys host Coal Ridge at 4 p.m.

There are seven seniors on the team this year, Brayden Garcia, Spud White, Ryan Phelan, Josh Murphy, Ethan Drake and Junior Gaeta. Three of these players have either never played or haven’t played since t-ball, but they all are contributing to the team, reported Blazon. 

“It’s a great group of guys,” says Blazon, “the freshmen are really setting the bar high and making these guys work hard, it’s going to be a great season.”


By Tiffany Jehorek | Special to the Herald Times

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