Basalt baseball rallies to beat Roaring Fork

Staff report
The Basalt Longhorns rush to congratulate Noah Schoenberg after he scores the winning run against Roaring Fork on Tuesday.
Sheryl Barto/Special to The Aspen Times |

The Basalt High School baseball team keeps on piling up the wins.

The Longhorns extended their current winning streak to seven consecutive games Tuesday with a dramatic comeback victory over rival Roaring Fork 7-6.

With Roaring Fork leading 6-3 in the seventh, the Longhorns scored four runs for the win.

Tucker Jenkins started the inning with a base hit to left field. Cody Banc was hit by the pitcher to reach base. Nick Calabro singled home Jenkins.

Noah Schoenberg singled to left field to load the bases.

Cody Hoffman tripled to right center, scoring all three base runners.

Schoenberg crossed the plate with the winning run, starting a big Longhorn celebration.

In the bottom of the first inning, Jenkins doubled and Calabro drove him in.

Schoenberg tripled to score Calabro. Schoenberg scored on a passed ball to put Basalt up 3-1.

Roaring Fork responded with four runs in the fifth, led by Nate Nieslanik, who doubled home two Rams.

But Basalt saved the best for last with the winning rally, improving to 11-4 overall. The Longhorns are 9-4 in Western Slope League games.

Calabro went six innings and struck out 12. He allowed only four hits.

Mark Barto pitched the seventh, drawing three consecutive ground outs.

“We really needed this come-from-behind win to test the grit of this team,” Basalt head coach Bud Hickman said.

The Basalt High School baseball team will return to the field today for a 3 p.m. game against Aspen. The game will be played at Crawford Field in El Jebel.

Basalt will take a key trip to Olathe on Saturday for a doubleheader against the Pirates. Olathe sits right behind Basalt in the WSL standings. Olathe is 8-6 in league and 9-8 overall.

Aspen will enter today’s game with a 2-13 overall record, 2-11 in league play.

The Skiers won their second game of the season last weekend when they beat Roaring Fork 20-9 in the first game of a league doubleheader.

Roaring Fork rallied to a 20-19 victory in the second game.

The Aspen baseball team also dropped a 17-7 decision at Coal Ridge on Monday.

The Skiers, also will host Cedaredge in a Saturday doubleheader in El Jebel.