End of Baseball Season


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On Saturday, May 2nd, the AHS boys’ baseball team played their last two games of the 2014 season.  In a double-header against a highly skilled Cedaredge team, AHS boys lost 13-2 and 17-4.  It was a disappointing end to a challenging season for the team.

Overall the varsity team went 2-17 on the season.  It’s been a transitional year for the team as they sorely missed a number of strong players who graduated last year.

“We definitely should have pulled out a couple more wins on the season, but all in all did our best and I think we had some very positive moments out on the field,” captain Patrick Martin said.

Next year, the team will be focusing on improving fielding dynamic.

Senior second-baseman Kincaid Daniel said, “It was definitely a disappointing season for the team.  We could’ve been stronger on the defensive side.”

While the present varsity team may be currently struggling, the future Aspen lineup looks promising.  The JV baseball team ended their season on a positive note with a resounding 17-6 victory over long-time rival Basalt High School.   Also, next year’s freshman class is rumored to include more than a few future baseball stars.

Coach Ryan Triece is new to the baseball program at Aspen High School.  He worked hard this season to boost team morale and improve overall fundamentals.  Triece, who will be taking over the head coach position for the football team this fall, worked hard all season long to keep expectations high and continue persevering throughout the season. One of the most daunting obstacles for Aspen baseball players is that the competitive season begins before the players are actually able to practice outside of the skier dome.

“Sometimes, in sports, you just don’t have the talent necessary to win a lot of games.” Triece said, “However, I am optimistic and excited about the future of the baseball team.”

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