Rifle adds a notch to Moffat’s bats
When it comes to being able to beating the Moffat County baseball team, Rifle turned out to be like everyone else ” It couldn’t do it.
The Bears lost both games of Saturday’s doubleheader in Rifle, by scores of 14-3 and 9-3. Moffat County stayed undefeated and moved to 8-0 in the Western Slope League and 10-0 overall. Rifle falls to 5-9 overall and is sitting in fifth place in league with a 4-5 WSL record.
Rifle scored one run in the first inning and couldn’t score again until the seventh inning. By then the Bears were down 14-1 and their two-run rally came up short.
Fielding mistakes really hurt the Bears, who made eight errors. Uriel Quezada gave up six runs in four innings, but only one was earned.
Offensively for Rifle, Bryce Enewold connected for three hits, knocking in two runs and scoring another. Eli Snead got the only other Bear hit of the game.
In game two, the Bears were once again held to four hits. Snead got two of them and drove in three runs. Andrew Schmidt and Charlie Anderson each hit one single and scored one run.
The Bears continued to have problems in the field and committed seven errors. Matt Petree took the loss, giving up five earned runs, nine total runs and eight hits in six innings.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.