Tiger baseball doubleheader shortened by rain


WHEATLAND – The Torrington Tiger junior Legion baseball team experienced two weather delays Sunday in Wheatland.

Game one went off without any issues, but shortly after the completion of the game, the delays began.

Torrington routed the Wheatland Lobos 20-3 in three innings game one.

The Tigers plated four runs in the first inning, while Torrington starting pitcher Keyan Sargent worked around a leadoff walk.

In the second inning, Austin Short led off the second inning with a walk. A few batters later, Bryce Hager doubled, driving in two runs.

It was the start of an 11-run frame for Torrington.

Wheatland scored its first run in the home half of the inning when the Lobos leadoff batter was hit by a pitch and later scored on a Tiger error.

The offensive onslaught continued into the third inning. A bases loaded wild pitch scored additional run, while Bodie Moffatt’s single made it 17-1.

Torrington added three more runs following a Lobo pitching change.

The second game wasn’t much different.

After a lengthy first weather delay, the Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning, but in the third inning, an RBI single by Ben Firminhac and an inside-the-park homerun by Kirk Kay made the score 7-0 before the second delay hit the park.

The second storm finished off the doubleheader.

Since the game is a league contest, the two teams are having talks about when the suspended game can be completed, according to Tiger coach Ben Desmond.

The Tigers (11-6) travel to Gering, Neb. for a Friday through Sunday weekend tournament, June 21-23.

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