Basalt High baseball extends winning streak

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Basalt's Nick Calabro crushes a home run during the Longhorns' doubleheader sweep against Moffat County last weekend.
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The Basalt Longhorns are rolling again.

The Basalt High School baseball team extended its winning streak to five consecutive games with a 9-2 victory over Grand Valley on Tuesday night.

The Western Slope League victory at Parachute followed a doubleheader sweep for the Longhorns at Moffat County last weekend. The Horns won those games 11-4 and 3-0.

Senior pitcher Nick Calabro led Basalt in the win at Grand Valley. He gave up only one hit and struck out 14 to help the Longhorns improve to 9-4 overall.

Calabro also had two hits in the victory, as did teammate Tucker Jenkins.

Freshman Michael Glenn also had two hits for Basalt.

“I was proud our team remained focused considering we played a much improved Grand Valley team,” Basalt head coach Bud Hickman said. “We … battled high winds and a 30-minute lightning threat that delayed the game.”

In the opening win at Craig on Saturday, the Basalt offense pounded out 15 hits in the 11-4 win.

Calabro hit a towering home run. He also had a double and a single.

Cody Hoffman added three singles and a stolen base.

Calabro pitched all seven innings. He scattered five hits and struck out 10.

In the second game, the Longhorns’ Noah Schoenberg posted the second shutout of the season for the BHS pitching staff.

Schoenberg allowed only three hits and struck out eight.

He also had two hits in the 3-0 win, including a home run — his second of the season.

Cody Banc and Jenkins also had two hits each.

The Longhorns will host Rifle at 4 p.m. Friday in a nonconference game.

The Basalt High School baseball team will return to league play Tuesday when the Horns host rival Roaring Fork.

Basalt will play at Aspen on May 1 and at Olathe (doubleheader) on May 3.

The regular season for the Longhorns will close when they host Battle Mountain in a nonleague game May 6.

Basalt (8-4 in league, 9-4 overall) current sits in third place in the Class 3A Western Slope League behind Gunnison (13-1 overall, 12-0 in league) and Cedaredge (12-1 overall, 11-1 in league).