Morris shines for Platte Canyon baseball in win over Bruce Randolph

Platte Canyon baseball opened Frontier League play with a 13-3 win over Bruce Randolph on Tuesday.

Wyatt Morris struck out ten batters in 3 2/3 innings, allowing just one hit. Ryan Dikken pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, striking out six.

"I was proud of the effort we put forth today," Platte Canyon coach Chris Morris said. "We pitched really well for the most part, stuck to our approach at the plate. We are very aggressive on the basepaths that caused a couple of innings to be cut short, but I love the aggressiveness there."

Morris also went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs, while Blake Barnes was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Davian Breese and Cole Roosma each had two RBIs for the Huskies. Dikken went 4-for-4, and scored two runs.

Platte Canyon jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the second inning thanks to a single by Barnes, a double by Keifer Grafner and singles by Josh Rummelhart and Morris.

Morris had a double in the third inning that led to one more Husky run.

After five innings, Platte Canyon led 8-2. The Huskies bats got going again in the top of the sixth, scoring five more runs. RBI doubles by Dikken, Morris, Roosma and Breese led the way.

In the second game of the double-header on Tuesday, Platte Canyon (2-1) led Bruce Randolph 9-1 before it was suspended due to darkness.