A great win for Fossil baseball shows promise for the rest of their season


Dylan Heinrich

Owen Morgan taking a swing

Timothy Cutler, Staff Writer

The Fossil Ridge High School varsity baseball team crushed Grand Junction High School 12-2 at home on Friday, April 1. CHSAA’s mercy rule sent the Tigers home in just five innings, giving the Sabercats a 4-3 record.

While the game was a blowout, that does not mean it was the Sabercats’ cleanest play. Defensively the Sabercats struggled a bit at the beginning of the contest with two errors by first baseman Johnny Reed. Assistant coach, Brandon Wakefield, stated after the game “gotta get better, gotta clean it up.”

Despite these errors, the team regained their composure quickly. Tyler Kubat had a very strong outing on the mound, striking out four batters and putting up an impressive Earned Run Average of 0.0.

Tyler Kubat throwing a slider (D. Heinrich)

Fossil’s offense stayed had great intensity for the entire game with Sam Pease driving in three runs, while his teammates Ethan Moran, Jonathan Reed, and Easton Miller all drove in two runs each. The team batted .409 for the game eclipsing Grand Junction’s team batting average of .200.

The team will play Chaparral High School this Wednesday, here at Fossil. Chaparral is 5-4 currently, and as it stands, both high schools seem to be pretty evenly matched in statistics sporting similar On Base Percentage, Fielding Percentage, and Win-Loss Percentage according to MaxPreps.

However, the team scoring average shows that Fossil is a full 1.2% ahead of Chaparral. Fossil scores an average of 9.3 runs per game while Chaparral only scores 8.1. Wednesday’s game is shaping up to be an interesting one for the Sabercats.