Tough home game losses for Cowboys

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Cowboy Nick Massey slides into second base in a home game agains the Coal Ridge Titans. The Cowboys lost 12-8.

MEEKER | It was a tough set of losses this past weekend for the Meeker Cowboy baseball team. In each game the Cowboys held their own, however the defensive errors allowed the visiting teams to come away with the win. The Cowboy record is now 4-12-1.

The Coal Ridge Titans trailed the Cowboys in the first two innings 4-2 of their match-up Thursday afternoon, but at the Titans next at-bat they managed four runs that let them slip ahead until the bottom of the sixth. Opening pitching was Tristan Wille followed by Elijah Deming who took over in the fourth. The Cowboys continued battling, scoring nearly every inning. Eli Hanks and Nick Massey took their turn on the mound in the last innings, but couldn’t pull out the win. The seventh inning sealed the fate of the game, the Titans scored six runs to the Cowboys zero, and the final score was 12-8.

Thunderstorms and a game delay marked the beginning of Rangely versus Meeker double-header on Friday. The Panthers were up early, 4-0 at the bottom of the second, and by the fifth they had extended the lead 6-0. Luis Villalpando pitched the majority of the game, with clean-up by Josh Murphy. Together they struck out ten, but allowed six runs at games end. The final score was 6-3, with Wille scoring two and Villalpando the other.

The rain just wouldn’t let up for the double-header, both teams came out strong in the first two innings regardless of the conditions. First tie game of the year, ending in the fifth; score 6-6. (No stats available for the Cowboys)

The Cowboys will play their final home games and regular season game Friday, May 3. The Paonia Eagles travel to Meeker for a double-header. These teams have met before and Paonia walked away with the victory 9-5.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK | Special to the Herald Times