Galeano’s homers help Geckos sweep DH
CARBONDALE — Jason Galeano hit home runs in both games of a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, helping the Glenwood Springs Geckos summer college baseball team sweep a doubleheader against the Steamboat Springs Storm with wins of 13-7 and 11-1.
Galeano’s three-run homer in the first game helped give Glenwood (4-8 overall) the lead for good at 8-6 in the fourth inning of the first game, with a two-run homer from Evan McFarland in the fifth inning staking the Geckos to a four-run lead. Caden Lerbakken and Xavier Trujillo each added three hits in the victory.
Freshman pitcher Anthony Race, from Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona, earned the pitching victory. The righthander went all seven innings on the mound, allowing five hits, four walks, three hit batsmen and six earned runs with five strikeouts.
In the second game, Will Ray and Galeano each hit two-run homers to essentially give Glenwood all the runs it would need against the Storm. Tanner Nieslanik and Trujillo each doubled, and McFarland had a 2-for-3 day at the plate.
Bryce Stanage also doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Glenwood in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
The Geckos came into the doubleheader after they were swept in a league doubleheader this past Saturday against the Eagle Valley Eagles in Gypsum.
Glenwood will continue Mountain West Summer College Baseball league play at noon Thursday when the Geckos host a doubleheader against the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters at Ron Patch Memorial Field in Carbondale.
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