Moffat County sweeps Glenwood
CRAIG – The Western Slope League can’t find an answer for the Moffat County baseball team. Going into Saturday’s doubleheader against Glenwood Springs the Bulldogs had outscored WSL opponents 73-14 in eight games. The Demons found out firsthand why the Bulldogs have been a buzz saw through league play, getting swept 11-1 and 10-0.”They’re just a really good team,” Glenwood coach Eric Nieslanik said. “They hit the ball, lay great defense and they have outstanding pitchers. They are the elite of the league.”In game one Moffat senior Bryan Wojtkiewicz went to the mound with an earned run average of 0.75. Three batters into the game, Glenwood’s Beau Chicoine hit a homer, the Demons’ only run scored all day. Wojtkiewicz struck out nine batters in five innings. On offense the Bulldogs put together 13 hits, with the most damage coming in the bottom of the fifth. Moffat junior Bryan Richards ended the game when he hit a Chicoine pitch off the left-field wall with the bases loaded. The hit made it 11-1 and ended the game because of the 10-run rule. In game two, Richards took the mound against Glenwood’s Chance Stevens.Richards helped himself out in the top of the first by hitting a two-run homer off of Stevens. The Bulldogs used four consecutive hits for a two-out rally in the second inning to make the score 6-0.In the top of the fifth Moffat junior Billy Ivy crushed a two-run homer 20 feet above the “black mamba” wall in left field. That made it 10-0.”What you saw today was complete baseball,” Moffat coach Rich Sadvar said. “We do the little things right, and that has been the key this year.”The losses dropped the Demons to 4-6 in the WSL and to fifth place in the league.”This is a setback today,” Nieslanik said. “Our goal is to play like the way Moffat played today.”
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