Mean Moose summer baseball sweeps La Junta in weekend double header

(Courier photos by Stephen Jiron). Alamosa’s Tyler Duarte makes connection at bat during Friday’s game.

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa summer baseball team is staying busy in the heat picking up 2 over wins over La Junta in the Friday doubleheader. Alamosa’s wins were scored 9-8 and 5-3 in the first and second games respectively.

In game one, The game was tied at eight with Alamosa batting in the bottom of the eighth when Case Zimmerman singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. A four-run lead in the third inning was just enough for the Moose to hold off La Junta for the victory. La Junta scored five runs in the failed comeback on an error in the fourth, a single in the fifth, an error in the seventh, and a double by in the seventh.

In the first inning, The Moose got their offense started when Hayden Shawcroft singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. In the top of the seventh inning, La Junta tied things up at eight when #9 doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring two runs. La Junta scored three runs in the seventh inning. Zimmerman was on the mound for Alamosa .

He surrendered five runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out three. Alamosa tallied 12 hits. Zimmerman, Shawcroft, Donovan Ramirez, Tyler Duarte, Kade Jones, and Kasey Jones each collected multiple hits.

In game 2, Alamosa opened up an early lead in the first inning when Case Zimmerman drew a walk, scoring one run. Alamosa took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second Kasey Jones doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs and Tyler Duarte singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Donovan Ramirez toed the rubber for the Mean Moose in game 2 . He allowed three hits and three runs over four innings, striking out two. Jones, Kade Jones, Duarte, Ramirez, and Hayden Shawcroft each managed one hit to lead Alamosa Mean Moose .

Alamosa Mean Moose was surehanded in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Kiko Ruybal had the most chances in the field with three. Alamosa be in Lamar for a double header starting at 5 p.m. today. “Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.”

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