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.
The Cowboys will enter the District 2 tournament as the No. 4 seed and will play Ignacio on Friday at 9 a.m.
“It’s nice to have some momentum going into the district tournament,” Cowboy head coach Jason Browning said of his team’s last four games, which Meeker won.
The Cowboys defeated Cedaredge in the second game of a double header 6-2, then beat Rangely twice, 7-5 and 11-1, before ending the regular season with a 15-13 win against Roaring Fork.
Browning said senior Matt Frantz got the win against Cedaredge and the first game against Rangely, freshman Logan Hughes got the second win against the Panthers, while Hughes, Hunter Garcia and Doak Mantle all pitched against the Rams.
“However, it’s a team game, our defense has been outstanding and the bats are warming up,” Browning said. “Everybody is contributing.”
The Cowboys finished the regular season with a 6-12 record.
“Overall, we have learned a lot, how to win close games, how to come from behind and how to win with the bats,” coach Browning said of the lessons and momentum his team will take to the district tournament.