Baseball: Olathe takes two from Basalt |

Baseball: Olathe takes two from Basalt

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT – The Longhorns’ offense appeared to be rolling early in Wednesday’s doubleheader against visiting Olathe. Basalt sent eight batters to the plate and scored four runs in the first inning of Game 1.

It plated just three runs in the final 13 innings, however. Those numbers resulted in 11-6 and 5-1 losses, dropping the Longhorns to 3-9 this season.

Scott Hoffman’s two-run double highlighted the first inning of Game 1 for the Longhorns, who led 4-1 after two.

The Pirates battled back with four runs in the third, then, following a solo home run from Basalt’s Kyp Schoon in the bottom of that frame, pulled ahead for good with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth.

While the top of the Longhorns’ lineup was productive, the bottom struggled to get on base – an issue that plagued them in Saturday’s loss to valley rival Roaring Fork.

Schoon took the mound for Game 2, and he held Olathe off the board in the first three innings. The Longhorns pulled ahead on a solo shot from Hoffman in the second.

Things unraveled quickly for the home team in the fourth, however, as the Pirates struck for five runs.

“Olathe came out hitting the ball, and we had a couple of bad throws that allowed two runs,” Basalt head coach Mike Hoffman wrote in an email to The Aspen Times. “Both pitchers threw great games. We just have to back them up.”

The Longhorns will look to rebound at 4 p.m. Tuesday, when they play Aspen in El Jebel.

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