RAWLINS – The Torrington Tigers Senior Legion baseball team split its games over the weekend, falling to Gordon, Neb. on Saturday, before rallying to pick up the 17-0 win over Rawlins on Sunday.
Cameron Murphy turned a leadoff single in the top of the first into a score for Torrington’s only score in the first on the road against Rawlins. Torrington notched five runs in the second inning, with Murphy, Jackson Jones, Jared Myrtle, Gabe Mitchell and Nick Sherbeyn all coming around to score. Mitchell scored his second run of the game in the third to put the Tigers up 7-0.
Six Tigers scored in the fourth inning, with Murphy, Myrtle and Mitchell scoring again. Sam Firminhac, Sebastian Doucette and Gage Correa all scored for the first time in the game in the fourth. To close out the game, Murphy, Mitchell, Myrtle and Correa each recorded a run in the fifth.
When the dust settled, Firminhac and Jones paced Torrington with our hits apiece, combining to score two runs and knock in another two. Murphy and Correa both had three hits, combining to score six times, with Murphy also accounting for two RBIs. Myrtle and Sherbeyn each had two knocks, combining to score four times and hit three RBIs. Mitchell scored four runs with one hit. Doucette scored once with one hit and one RBI.
Jones had a standout game on the mound, pitching all five shutout innings, striking out six Rawlins batters.
Gordon 7, Torrington 5
The Tigers fell behind and were unable to keep up with Gordon on Saturday at home, falling 7-5.
Firminhac and Doucette both had two hits the game, with Doucette accounting for a double in the loss. Firminhac had one run and a stolen base, while Doucette notched two RBIs.
Jones rounded out the top performers at the plate with two RBIs and a run of his own.
The Tigers opened this week’s action Tuesday in a home double-header against Bridgeport, Neb. after press deadline. Torrington’s next action is Wednesday on the road against Fort Morgan, Colo. at 5 and 7 p.m., with another road game Thursday against Morrill, Neb. at 7 p.m.