Just a Few Thoughts from Jim D…
One perfect game is pretty amazing, but two in a season is something you just don’t see until now. High School baseball fans in the Grand Valley were treated to two perfect games in about a week. Fruita Monument’s Trey Morrill tossing a his perfect gem against Montrose and Palisade’s John Taber doing the same against Glenwood. Both opponents are good offensive clubs, so it wasn’t like they faced the Little Sisters of the Poor. Congrats to both on their rare feat!
The Rockies have some decisions to make when former GJ Rockie David Dahl and high priced free agent first baseman Ian Desmond are ready for their first action this season. Both were expected to start in left and first, but a rib injury for Dahl and a fractured hand for Desmond put them on the shelf during spring training. Gerard Parra and Mark Reynolds strong starts makes it a tough decision for manager Bud Black. Don’t be surprised to see Desmond spending some time in the outfield because it looks like Reynolds might be one of those rare hitters that’s getting better with age. He’s cut down his strikeout numbers and had a career best batting average last season. With the way he’s swinging it, Reynolds is going to be tough to get out of the line-up.
The Colorado Mesa baseball team has wrapped up their sixth straight RMAC title and now are focused on the upcoming RMAC Tournament and the D2 postseason. The Mavs are second behind Angelo State Texas in the South Central rankings, with the top team hosting. CMU hasn’t taken advantage of the “home cooking” the two South Central tournaments, so maybe that will change with perhaps the best pitching staff in the Chris Hanks era.
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