Pueblo West wins first state baseball title in school history


and now news 5 sports they control their own destiny today but that doesn’t mean the journey for the Pueblo West Cyclones baseball team would be easy with a loss already on the record they’d have to beat the Silvercreek Raptors twice to win their first ever state championship in school history the Cyclones only loss of the tourney came to the Raptors last weekend and Silver Creek jumped out to an early lead again in this one kam hazard finds a sliver of space in the right side of the infield for a single to right that scores 1 but the Cyclones throw from the outfield is off the mark then allows a second runner right there to come in to score Silver Creek led five to one in the fifth Louis head coach Dan Sanchez brought his team in for a quick chat after the half inning and well whatever he said works because their bats came alive from behind again when Brody Blackford goes the opposite way for a single it’s a similar situation Tyler’s occlusion beats the throw home which again is off line allowing Jaden Cordova to score from first and tie the game in the bottom of the 8th the Cyclones walk it off with an RBI single from Tyler Barth they win six to five forcing a winner-take-all game 2 for the state title so we go they took a quick break but then they got right to it and this time Pablo West didn’t want to play from behind jumping on the raptors in the first when Blackford hits a single up the middle that scores to clusion easily and the Cyclones go up to nothing in the first still early on the Raptors trying to claw their way back into this one with the fly ball hit to right center falls in despite the diving effort hazard was slide in safely headfirst at home that cuts the lead to one but give Club Louis credit their offense provided the necessary insurance runs all day long it’s bars in the clutch again he scores two on a single to right that put the Cyclones up 6 to 2 after 4 then up 8 to 6 in the top of the seventh Matt Rudd comes on to finish the job he gets a ground ball right back to him not exactly the best throw to two bars at first but it didn’t matter they get the out anyway Pablo west winds at 8 to 6 a program defining win for head coach Dan Sanchez I’m just proud of these guys because we fought fought and fought and we talked about the process the process trust the process he losing the state title trust the process you losing the state title trust the process now we get one so it’s it’s special now that state championship complete with a Gatorade bath right there for the coach Congrats to the clones again on their first ever state baseball title

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