TORRINGTON – The Torrington junior Legion baseball team returned home Wednesday night for a conference doubleheader against the Cheyenne Indians, and the visitors came away with a sweep, handing the Tigers their first conference losses of the season.
In game one, the Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Torrington scored its first run of the game.
In the bottom of second Mac Hibben was hit by a pitch and later scored on a wild pitch.
Cheyenne plated three more runs in the top of the third, but hits by Ayden Desmond and Grady Shields led to a second Tiger run in the home half of the frame.
Torrington got another run back in the bottom of the fifth when Shields worked a walk and moved around the bases and scored on another wild pitch, cutting the visitors lead to 6-3.
In the top of the seventh, Cheyenne’s offense exploded for eight runs. Torrington mustered hits by Brady Cook and Anthony Moser in the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t get any additional runs across in the seventh.
In game two, Torrington struck first in the bottom of the second.
Ryan Moorehouse walked, and the Tigers loaded the bases before Wyler Fisher’s groundout gave Torrington a 1-0 advantage.
The lead was short-lived as Cheyenne poured on six runs in the third, while Desmond doubled and later scored on a groundout.
The Indians onslaught continued into the fourth, adding three runs, and the visitors added two more in the fifth and sixth innings, pushing its lead to 13-2.
Torrington tried to keep its hopes alive by extending the game, but Torrington scored once, ending the game under the 10-run rule.
The Tigers are back in action at home this weekend for the Torrington Tigers Legion Baseball C Tournament.
The Tigers will play at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday. They will wrap up play Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.