After eight games on the road, Montrose baseball finally returned for its home opener on Wednesday.
The team didn't disappoint the home fans, walking away with a 10-0 win over Eagle Valley in front of a big crowd. The game ended after four-and-a-half innings due to the run rule.
Montrose pitcher Lucas Roy had five strikeouts, and allowed just four hits in five innings. He was also 1-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs.
Indy Laird, Welch and James had two hits apiece. Welch finished with three RBIs.
Montrose is now 7-2 so far this season, with the lone losses coming to open the season at an out-of-state tournament in New Mexico. The team has won seven consecutive games, and is 6-0 against in-state competition.
Montrose broke a scoreless tie in the game with one run in the bottom of the second on a single by Dylan James. They scored three more in the bottom of the third to make it 4-0 after three innings, and then broke the game open with a six-run fourth inning.
The fourth inning was sparked by a two-run double from Justin Welch and a two-run single by Roy. That made it 10-0 after four innings.
In the top of the fifth, Eagle Valley had a runner on third with two outs. The game ended on a pop up to catcher Dustin Boone.
"The kids played well today," Montrose coach Ty Shaw said. "They were a little nervous to play at home, but they made some good adjustments at the plate. Lucas Roy pitched a great game and we played pretty good defense behind him."
"The second pitcher was a little faster, so it helped us not to be out on our front foot," said Montrose senior Jared Miller, who had three hits. "It was a good win. We just need to keep playing as a team."