Alamosa baseball takes the league series against Monte Vista

Alamosa’s Kaden Hardesty salutes Kolten Hillis on his forth inning homer during game two of Saturday’s double-header. (VC/ Jiron)

ALAMOSA — Saturday the Mean Moose played host to Monte Vista on their home diamond behind Ortega Middle School. The Moose took both contests for a league sweep, game one was a 17-3 win and game two finished by a score of 13-3.  In game one Alamosa jumped out to an early lead over Monte. The Moose scored on a single by Ben Wuckert, a double by Adam Crowder, an error, and an error in the first inning.

The Pirates scored three runs in the first inning, but Alamosa still managed to pull out the victory. Trent Anderson, Casen Holder, and Tucker Jones each had RBIs in the big inning.

Alamosa tallied five runs in the second inning. Gage Calder had an RBI double in the inning to lead the run scoring.

John Lujan pitched the Moose to victory. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out five. Kason Smith threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Jones took the loss for Monte Vista. He allowed nine hits and 13 runs over three innings, striking out two.

The Moose batters scattered ten hits in the game. Kolten Hillis and Crowder all managed multiple hits for Alamosa. Hillis went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Alamosa in hits. The home team was  also sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Jose Manriquez made the most plays with seven.

In game two it was Kolten Hillis who wasted no opportunities at the plate on Saturday, driving in four on three hits to lead Alamosa past Monte Vista Saturday afternoon. Hillis drove in runs on a double in the second, a home run in the fourth, and a double in the sixth.

Monte Vista fired up the offense in the first inning, when Ethan Hotz grounded out, scoring one run.

Alamosa High pulled away for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second an error scored one run for the home team, Hillis doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Ben Wuckert singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and Gage Calder grounded out, scoring one run.

Caden Alonzo earned the win for the Moose. He surrendered three runs on two hits over six innings, striking out seven.

Brycen Hotz took the loss for Monte Vista. He surrendered seven runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out five.

The Moose batters smacked one home run on the day. Hillis went deep in the fourth inning.

Hillis’ team racked up ten hits in the game. Hillis and Alonzo all collected multiple hits for their team. Hillis went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Alamosa in hits. Monte Vista will get a little reprieve and will face Center on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Alamosa will battle with Bayfield likely for control of the Intermountain League in a double header on May fourth starting at 11 a.m.


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