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Moose baseball continues explosive ways with win

Posted: Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013

Moose second baseman Tyler Cerny (5) successfully steals second base in the fifth inning after reaching on a fielder’s choice. Courier photo by Keith R. Cerny

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BUENA VISTA– Explosive innings and stellar mound-work are becoming the norm for an Alamosa baseball team that won its’ third in row Thursday, defeating the host Demons here, 13-1, in mid-30s temperatures and intermittent snow, improving their season record to 5-4 after opening last year, 0-7.

The Mean Moose have outscored their opponents 37-3 in the last three outings with timely hitting and a lot of support on the hill and on defense. Alamosa is now 4-2 verses Class 3A opponents and will open Intermountain League (IML) play on April 6th at conference rival, fourth-ranked Bayfield.

AHS Coach Jason Romero said he’s trying to schedule a game or at least a scrimmage in the next 10 days to keep the Maroons sharp before opening IML play.

Junior ace Skyler Timmins dominated on the hill Thursday, giving up just three hits, none earned, while fanning 10 and walking just three. The lead off batter for Buena Vista got a single, but Timmins wouldn’t give up another hit until the bottom of the seventh when the hosts scored two cheap infield hits.

“Our pitching shut them down,” coach Jason Romero said. “Skyler was really focused and our defense plays better behind good pitching.”

Getting on track in the final three innings, Alamosa outhit their hosts 9-3, in spite of leaving nine batters stranded in the game. Buena Vista sent four pitchers to the mound to try to corral the Moose, as the Close brothers (Kolby and Trevor) team hurled the first six innings and held AHS to just three hits, but AHS trashed the closers for nine runs on six hits.

Alamosa’s nine hits Thursday saw a lot of balance as sophomore Dalton Carleo was the only Moose batter with more than one tag as his sixth and seventh inning single and double respectively knocked in three RBIs, both hits going to deep center, the first ricocheting off the fence just inches from going yard.

Alec Higel, Jacob Heaton, Tyler Cerny and Brett Pearson also had two RBIs apiece.

The Demons took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on two AHS errors, but the Maroons tied it up in the top of the fifth when Heaton singled, stole second, reached third on a balk, and scored on Cerny’s fielder’s choice that resulted in an error on the BVHS third baseman.

Alamosa exploded for three runs in the sixth, led by a Higel RBI double and Heaton’s two RBI double.

The Mean Moose put the game away in the top of seventh with nine runs on six hits and one BV error. After one out, Carleo ripped one to the center field fence, Pearson reached on a fielder’s choice and Higel’s FC scored Pearson.

Benavidez and Heaton both walked and both scored on Cerny’s double down the third baseline, followed by Meyer’s mirrored single rip down the same line. Timmins singled and he and Meyer scored on Carleo’s double to center field. Carleo reached home on Pearson’s single.

“It took awhile, but we finally got our groove on hitting,” Coach Romero said.

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