The Platte Canyon High School baseball team has stolen 78 bases, which leads the state among Class 2A teams for steals at 13 stolen bases per contest.

Team leaders include Brandon Patterson with 14 steals on the season, and Josh Rummelhart with 13. More than nine Huskies have stolen three or more on the season.

In a game shortened by darkness Monday, the Huskies stole 23 bases en route to building a 14-1 lead. The Huskies scored five runs in the first inning and tacked on nine more in the second inning.

A number of Huskies are also amongst the state leaders with gaudy numbers at the plate.

Rummelhart had a .571 average after five games, joined by teammates Austin Hart at .538, Allan Hardey at .500 and Brandon Patterson at .417. Rummelhart ranks ninth among hitters in the Frontier League.

The Huskies will have their work cut out for them in the coming days with games against Front Range Christian (ranked seventh in the state among Class 2A teams) and Dawson (ranked second).

The Huskies will also face Buena Vista and Jefferson in a jam-packed schedule between now and April 16.

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