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Skiers named all-conference

Aspen Times Staff Report

Four members of the Aspen High School baseball team were named recently to the 3A Western Slope League all-conference teams, and one of them, senior catcher Jared Gibson, accomplished something no Skier has ever done before.

Gibson, who hit .561 with 17 RBIs and finished third in the 3A state ranks in stolen bases, was selected to play in the 3A Senior Showcase game in Denver on Saturday, May 27.

“From day one Jared set his sights on being one of the best players in the state,” said Aspen coach Rick Rya.

“Being selected to this game confirms his efforts. I am really proud of Jared.”

Joining Gibson on the all-conference first team was Aspen’s Eddie Monge. A sophomore pitcher and shortstop, Monge batted .500 on the season and picked up four pitching wins.

Two other Skiers were chosen as all-conference honorable mention picks.

Nick Farrell, a freshman outfielder, led all of Colorado’s 3A players in stolen bases while batting .400. Farrell was the only freshman named to the all-conference teams.

Jeremy Young, a junior who split time between first base and third base, led the Skiers in RBIs, with 22, and doubles, with 10. In addition, Young hit .444 on the season.


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