The Rocky Mountain High School baseball team dropped the first game of the prestigious National High School Invitational in North Carolina.
The Lobos (0-1) had a late rally but lost 7-3 to North Broward Prep (Florida) on Wednesday afternoon.
Broward Prep scored all seven of its runs in the second and third innings, including five in the second. Rocky Mountain junior Spencer Gendreau hit a two-run double in the sixth to pull the Lobos closer, but they wouldn’t score again.
Trenton Medrano also had an RBI for Rocky Mountain, and Kalen Hammer and Alex Gonzales added doubles.
Rocky Mountain had six hits to Broward Prep’s five, but the Lobos committed three errors.
The NHSI brings some of the top teams in the country together and is played played in Cary, North Carolina at the USA baseball national training complex. The 16-team tournament has teams from North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, California, New York, Tennessee, Utah and Georgia. The Lobos are the only Colorado team.
All other high school events scheduled Wednesday were postponed due to snow and school closures.
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