No. 2 Basalt baseball extends record to 12-1 |

No. 2 Basalt baseball extends record to 12-1

MEEKER, Colo. – The Basalt High School baseball team overcame a long trip and a slow start Thursday afternoon at Meeker.

The Longhorns, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A by Max Preps, rallied late to beat the Cowboys, 9-2, in a nonconference game that was rescheduled from an earlier snowed-out game.

“We were really, really flat to start,” Basalt head coach Rick Ryan said. “We didn’t score until the fourth inning.”

He said the Longhorns made three errors in the first inning.

“I knew we were flat then,” Ryan said.

But behind steady pitching from Spencer Glasener and Nick Calabro, the Longhorns stayed close and exploded for five runs in the fourth.

Glasener had a double in the inning while Calabro and Tucker Jenkins hammered triples for the Longhorns, who improve to 12-1 overall. They are 11-0 and atop the Western Slope League.

The Longhorns are ranked No. 6 in Class 3A by The Denver Post.

Mark Barto pitched the seventh inning for Basalt. He also had three hits.

“Mark finished on the mound. And he’s got his hitting back,” Ryan said.

Cody Hoffman also had two hits in Basalt’s victory.

“We did come back and make some good plays (on defense),” the Basalt coach said.

“Next week is championship week for us. We have five games, and the league is there for the taking,” Ryan said.

They will take on rival Roaring Fork on Tuesday before a key league doubleheader against Moffat County on Wednesday in Basalt.

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