Cowboys struggle in Colorado

Number 9, Alpine Cowboys Reagan Rutledge, an outfielder from Houston, slides in for safe against the Trinidad Triggers June 12 at Trinidad, Colorado.

The Trinidad Triggers came out firing, but couldn't hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 12-7 ballgame against the Alpine Cowboys on June 10 at Central Park playing field in Trinidad, Colorado.  The Cowboys took the lead in the ninth inning.  Seth McLemore racked up five RBIs on two hits for the Cowboys, and singled in the sixth inning.  Adam Ogburn improved to 2-0 on the year by picking up the win for Alpine. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered one hit. 

The Triggers beat the Cowboys 9-6 on June 11 at Central Park behind Brian Frazier, who clubbed two home runs, one in the third inning and one in the fifth.  The Cowboys managed just one hit off of Jake Swartout, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out six during his two innings of work.  Reagan Rutledge was hot from the plate for Alpine.  Rutledge went 3-5, drove in one and scored two runs, doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the first and ninth innings.  Kevin Klaess struck out four.

The Cowboys and the Triggers both had scoring chances on June 12, but it was the latter who capitalized on the opportunities as they pulled out a 4-3 win at Central Park.  Joe Robinson’s nine strikeouts were enough to push Trinidad past Alpine.  The Cowboys were led by Eric Ferguson’s hitting.  Ferguson went 3-4 and scored two runs, singling in the second, sixth, and eighth innings.

Joey Webb (4-1) was the game's pitcher. He lasted five innings, walked one, and struck out seven.

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