by David Tesitor
LA VETA- The La Veta Redskins are riding a nine-game winning streak and are sitting pretty atop their league with a 6-0 record (9-1 overall). The Skins won four games this past week, not including their Tuesday game against Cotopaxi. The results for that game were unavailable at press deadline.
They defeated John Mall on Tues. April 13; then faced the Primero Bulldogs on Thurs. winning 14-5 off sixteen hits. Dakota Mason and Brandon Morgan went three for three while Trey Price went two of three from the plate. Morgan is also the team leader batting .688 (11 for 16 in six games). Mason is 16 of 31 (.516) in nine games. La Veta opened up a 6-run first inning then shut the Dogs down until the fourth inning when they scored three more. By then, the Skins had a comfortable 8-run lead.
On Saturday, Antonito traveled over the pass only to leave disappointed after losing the double header, 14-4 and 11-4. La Veta continued with their on-fire bats as they accounted for thirteen and ten hits respectively. In the first game, Sean Sanchez went four of four while Dalton Mason went two for two. After a 5-run first inning, the Skins opened it up in the second with an additional run. They were scoreless in the third then scored every inning off multiple base hits from the La Veta sluggers.
The second game was a continuation of the first. After a scoreless first inning, the Skins managed to score every inning after to capture the win. In game two, La Veta’s Dalton Mason continued his hitting streak going three for three and Price two of three.
La Veta’s success has been based on solid hitting and almost errorless games. Their defense is among the best in their league, allowing only 2.5 runs since their winning streak began. They have also scored an average of 11 runs per game. As a team, the Skins are hitting .408 (97 of 228 at bats), well above second place Sargent.