Spearfish Sasquatch wins season opener

Spearfish's Beaux Escobar, right, slides under the tag attempt of Hub City opponent Will Cohen for a leadoff double in the sixth inning.

SPEARFISH — The Spearfish Sasquatch defeated the Hub City Hotshots 10-2 in Saturday's Expedition League baseball opener at Black Hills Energy Stadium, in Spearfish.

"We didn't get cheated at the plate," Spearfish coach Seth McLemore said. "Every guy that came up, in any count, got his best swing." The Sasquatch finished with 12 hits.

The Sasquatch scored in each of the first four innings to open a 9-2 advantage. Z Westley's two-run single highlighted a three-run second, and he added a solo home run in the fourth.

Jaxon Rosencranz turned in a two-run, three-hit effort for Spearfish. Beaux Escobar added two runs and two hits.

McLemore said the pitchers threw strikes, and the defense committed no errors on the night. Starter Joe Lewis earned the win.

Parker Borg scored one run and added two hits for Hub City. Grant Farmer was tagged with the pitching loss.

Spearfish (1-0) will host Hub City at 1:35 p.m. today.

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