Basalt baseball stops Aspen
The Basalt Longhorns won the annual upper valley baseball rivalry game this week.
The Longhorns (8-9 overall) stopped the rival Aspen Skiers 9-2 in a game played at Crawford Field in El Jebel, which serves as the Skiers’ home field.
Winter/spring conditions make their home field at Aspen High School unplayable for most of the spring baseball season.
The victory was the second in a row for the youthful Longhorns. They stopped Meeker 9-1 last week in a game at Basalt High School.
The Horns scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to power the win over Meeker.
In all, Basalt pounded out 15 hits against the Cowboys to back the pitching of Logan Conley.
He allowed only six hits in seven innings in his best outing of the season.
Raul Torres and Adrian Lujan led the offense.
Torres and two hits; Lujan had four.
Tucker Schoon drove in two runs with a pair of hits in the victory over the Skiers.
Conley also drove in three runs for Basalt.
Basalt will close the regular season with a home doubleheader against Olathe on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. Olathe is 14-3 overall, 11-1 in league. Basalt is 6-6 in conference play.
The Aspen Skiers were coming off their first win of the season, an 11-8 victory in the second-game of a doubleheader against Roaring Fork. The Rams had won the opener 7-2 last weekend.
Aspen (1-12 overall) will play in El Jebel on Saturday, hosting a doubleheader against Grand Valley.
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