LONGMONT — Eventually, the Skyline baseball team figures to benefit from the experience it is gaining this spring.

Right now, however, the road is bumpy.

On Saturday, the Falcons got swept in a doubleheader by visiting Roosevelt, 5-1 and 6-1.

“We played hard and unfortunately we just didn’t get them,” sophomore Garrett Angstead said.

The Falcons (2-7, 0-4 in 4A Tri-Valley League) have lost five in a row and haven’t discovered their offense in any of those games.

“The bottom line is we’re struggling right now,” head coach Michael Hoog said. “In our last five games, we’ve scored seven runs. We do some good things defensively, we do some good things on the mound and we make young mistakes. We’ve just got to find a way to hit the baseball. Until we can find nine guys who can do that regularly, it’s going to be a growing experience.”

On Saturday, the Falcons had two runs and 10 hits in 14 innings. Eight different players had those hits and only one player, outfielder Adam Reigle, had a hit in each game. All 10 of Skyline’s hits came in separate innings and eight of them were singles.

“We’re not driving the baseball,” Hoog said. “We’ve got to start driving the baseball into gaps and put some doubles and triples up there.”

The struggles certainly haven’t come because of a lack of trying. The Falcons are just young. In Game 2, four of the nine starters were freshmen and three others were sophomores.

As a group, they’re hoping to see a payoff in the coming years.

“We’re learning how to play with heart, stay in it as much as we can and not get down on ourselves,” said Angstead, who went 2 for 3 in the opener and then pitched five solid innings and scored the Falcons’ lone run in the second game. “We just tell ourselves that there’s always a new day, there’s always tomorrow. Just keep working hard, do everything that we can and just get better.”

The Falcons believe they’re doing that. On Saturday, they had good moments, too, including Angstead’s effort on the mound and several defensive plays.

“We have our bright spots,” Angstead said. “We’ve shown that we can play up to that level. It’s just getting used to it and having that experience will definitely help.”

NOTES: Roosevelt (6-3, 5-1) sits in first place in the Tri-Valley League, a half game ahead of Northridge. … Skyline scored 30 runs in its first four games. … The Falcons play a pair of games against Fort Morgan this week.

Brian Howell can be reached at bhowell@times-call.com.

 

 

ROOSEVELT 5-6, SKYLINE 1-1

At Skyline H.S.

FIRST GAME

Roosevelt (5-3, 4-1) 020 300 0 — 5 10 2

Skyline (2-6, 0-3) 100 000 0 — 1 6 1

W — Daniel Kammerzell. L — Brandon Moore.

Roosevelt hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Christopher Courrejou 3-1-2-1, Daniel Quintana 3-1-1-1, Jalen Davenport 3-1-2-2, Nate Trobee 4-0-1-0, Mack Morford 4-0-1-1, Ray Hernandez 3-1-2-0, Mason Reinick 3-1-0-0, Anthony Peebles 1-0-1-0, AJ Clayton 2-0-0-0, Derick White 1-0-0-0, CJ Holle 2-0-0-0. Totals 28-5-10-5. 2B — Davenport, Reinick. SB — Hernandez.

Skyline hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Tyler Hamby 3-1-0-0, Aaron Soriano 3-0-0-0, Adam Reigle 4-0-1-1, Garrett Angstead 3-0-2-0, Brandon Moore 3-0-0-0, Derek Searls 3-0-1-0, Michael Miller 3-0-1-0, Gehrig White 3-0-0-0, Justin Forsyth 3-0-1-0. Totals 28-1-6-1. 2B — Angstead, Miller. SB — Angstead, Searls.

Roosevelt pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Kammerzell 7-6-1-1-x-x.

Skyline pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Moore 6-8-5-5-5-7, Soriano 1-2-0-0-0-0.

SECOND GAME

Roosevelt (6-3, 5-1) 020 001 3 — 6 7 3

Skyline (2-7, 0-4) 010 000 0 — 1 4 4

W — Quintana. L — Angstead.

Roosevelt hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Courrejou 3-0-1-0, Quintana 2-0-0-0, Austin Olson 0-1-0-0, Jal. Davenport 4-1-2-1, Trobee 3-0-0-0, Morford 3-0-1-1, Reinick 0-2-0-0, Hernandez 4-2-2-0, Kammerzell 2-0-0-0, Clayton 3-0-0-0, Jaxon Davenport 1-0-0-0, Holle 4-0-1-1. Totals 28-6-7-3. 2B — Hernandez. 3B — Jal. Davenport.

Skyline hitting (ab-r-h-rbi) — Hamby 4-0-1-0, Forsyth 3-0-0-0, Reigle 3-0-1-0, Angstead 2-1-0-0, Moore 1-0-0-0, Soriano 2-0-1-0, Josh Baessler 3-0-0-0, Tyler Brinaman 3-0-1-0, Thomas Hoog 3-0-0-0. Totals 24-1-4-0. SB — Angstead, Soriano.

Roosevelt pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Quintana 7-4-1-0-3-10.

Skyline pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Angstead 5-2-2-0-5-5, Soriano 2-5-4-1-0-1.