Tiger ‘B’ wraps up regular season with twinbill split
Team heads to state as No. 2 seed from the Southwest District
CHEYENNE – The Torrington ‘B’ team wrapped up the regular season with a road split with Cheyenne on Saturday afternoon.
In game one, the Tigers scored four runs in extra innings to secure a 15-11 victory over Cheyenne.
A passed ball and a steal of home got the visitors an early 2-0 lead. Torrington added four more in the second and two in the fourth.
Meanwhile, Cheyenne plated one in the first, four in the second, three in the and two in the fourth to the game at 10.
In the fifth, Mateo Correa got the offense going with a leadoff single. Anthony Moser and Colby Sandusky also tallied singles. Spencer both laid down a bunt, forcing Cheyenne into an error, tying the game at 10 each. Rhett Clark capped off the big inning for Torrington with a double, giving the Tigers an 11-10 lead.
Torrington held on to the one-run advantage until the bottom of the seventh inning when a Tiger error tied the game once again.
The visitors were able to get two consecutive outs to limit the damage, sending the game into extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, Ryan Moorehouse doubled, and Correa and Moser walked. Sandusky singled, driving in two runs, and Booth also singled, pushing the Tiger lead to 15-11.
In the home half of the inning, Cheyenne got two runners on board before Sandusky struck out a Cheyenne batter to secure the victory.
Wyler Fisher, Clark and Sandusky had three hits apiece and combined for five runs batted in and seven runs scored.
Moser and Sandusky combined to strike out eight Cheyenne batters in the win. Moser was credited with the victory.
In game two, Torrington fell 15-5 in a six-inning run-ruled contest.
After a scoreless first two innings, Sandusky got the Tiger offense going with a leadoff single, and Fisher was hit by a pitch. Kramer broke the stalemate with a single, driving in the game’s first run. Moorehouse followed it up with a double, giving Torrington a 3-0 lead.
The Tigers added to its lead in the top of the fourth with a double by Sandusky.
However, Cheyenne battled back with five runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and six in the sixth.
Torrington managed to add only one more run in the time frame. It came in the top of the sixth, courtesy of an error by the home team.
Sandusky led the Tiger offense with a 2-for-3 day. Moorehosue, Kramer, Clark and Fisher had one hit each.
Moorehouse was tagged with the loss, pitching 3 2/3 innings, striking out two.
The Tigers ends the regular with an 11-13 record.
Torrington needed to sweep Cheyenne on Saturday to qualify for state in the Southeast District, however, because of teams dropping out from the Southwest District, Torrington was an alternate to fill a spot, according to Tiger coach Mike Harberts.
He added the tournament organizers wanted to keep the state tournament as an eight-team format. As a result, the Tigers will fill the vacated No. 2 seed from the Southeast District.
They will play Casper, the No. 1 seed from the Northeast, later this week in Rock Springs. The official tournament schedule has yet to be released as of press time.