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Photo courtesy Lois Jump This pitch delivered against a Meeker batter, by Chris Lindley, became a third strike and the first out of the fourth inning in game two of a doubleheader.

Cedaredge High School bounced back from its loss to Paonia last week and completed its 2016 regular season baseball schedule with a twinbill sweep over Meeker's Cowboys, winning the first game 12-11 and racing to a 17-9 win in game two.

Game 1
Bruins 12, Cowboys 11

Even though Jacob Lewis' stint on the mound in game one was successful, there was some doubt in the late innings as to whether or not Cedaredge would have enough to pull out a victory. Lewis went 5.2 innings and gave up 12 hits and allowed eight runs with seven strikeouts recorded for the game.

The Bruins led 8-6 going to the sixth inning. A four-run sixth would be Cedaredge's last runs of the game. There were some nervous fans and players after the Cowboys had scored three runs in the fifth. Cedaredge's four-run explosion in the sixth seemed to have created a cushion at 12-6.

Meeker wasn't ready to quit as it answered with four runs of its own, making it 12-10 with one frame left.

The Cowboys scored their final run in the bottom of the seventh to fall short, 12-11.

Tre' Labossiere came on in relief for the final inning and a third to try and quell Meeker's sudden belief they could win the game. Labossiere got the job done but surrendered two hits and three runs before stopping the threat.

Lewis had three RBIs and Colton Hoerr two while leading the Bruins on a 12-hit attack. Labossiere had three hits, including a home run, and scored three times. Triston Waddell, Chris Lindley and Garrett Meyers had two hits each in the win.

Doak Mantle and Nicholas Burn had three hits apiece for Meeker.

Game 2
Bruins 17, Cowboys 9

Game two started with the Bruins scoring four runs in the first inning and they held a 4-1 lead after three innings of play.

Cedaredge's lead grew to 8-1 after a four-run fourth. Another five runs in the fifth ended the game when the Bruins defense kept Meeker's offense silent.

Waddell sparked the Bruins' offense with two runs scored and four RBIs. Garrett Meyers was 3-3 and scored three times for the Bruins while Hoerr had two hits, including a triple, and knocked in three runs. Peter Carlson was 3-4 with two RBIs.

Chris Lindley went the distance on the hill and worked five innings, giving up two hits and one run. Lindley was tough on the Cowboys' lineup with eight strikeouts.

Cedaredge finished the regular season with a 3-5 league record and an 11-7 overall slate.

Teams from the 2A District 2 WSL are off to Cortez this weekend for chances at playoff berths and a state title.

Photo by Eric Goold Cedaredge’s Chase Meyers reaches for the plate while Paonia catcher Jaden Miller awaits the throw in the Eagles’ 11-1 win over the Bruins.
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