A first-inning RBI single by junior Caden Alonzo was the only run the Mean Moose could come up with in Saturday’s season-opening loss against the number four-ranked Lamar Savages.
LAMAR, Colo.— With high expectations on the line for the 2018 season, the Alamosa High baseball squad traveled to Lamar on Saturday to take on the number four-ranked Savages. The Moose could not shake the first game jitters only picking up two hits, while committing six errors, eventually falling 7-1.
Alamosa struck first in the top of the first on an RBI single from Caden Alonzo. Lamar answered back with a run in the bottom of the first and pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning, one in the third and three in the sixth.
Alonzo picked up the loss, pitching five innings allowing three earned runs, while striking out 7. Jonathan Lujan came in relief in the sixth giving up three runs with two strikeouts. Colton Eberhardt earned the win surrendering one run on one hit over three innings, striking out five.
“I feel our pitching did the job; our defense and our bats however did not back them up,” said Moose head coach Jason Romero. “We need to improve at making the routine play in the field and pushing runners across the plate.
“We left nine runners on base and had six errors in the field; you just can’t win like that to top notch teams like Lamar. We will work on those things and be better,” Romero said.
“Overall, I feel we are more prepared than we have ever been; once I find the way to make our guys believe in themselves, the sky’s the limit.”
Alamosa travels to Del Norte on Tuesday to take on the Tigers at 3 p.m. Then Trinidad comes to town on Thursday for a double header scheduled to start at 1 p.m.