DOUGLAS – Both of the Torrington Tiger ‘C’ teams traveled to Douglas over the weekend for a weekend tournament.
The Tiger NE team won the tournament in a rain shortened championship against Gillette.
Over the three-day event, the Tigers went 4-1 to improve to 7-2 for the season.
“We did pretty well,” coach Mike Harberts said. “It was a fun weekend. It was a lot of baseball which is always fun and nice for the players.”
The Tigers opened the weekend against the Torrington ‘C’ SE squad in a 16-0 victory on Friday evening.
Landre Greiman led the Tigers, hitting 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and four stolen bases. Ryan Moorehouse collected two hits in the game, while Mac Hibben, Drew Kramer, Caleb Kelly, Brady Cook, Wyler Fisher and Anthony Moser tallied one hit apiece. Kelly picked up the win on the mound, pitching three innings, striking out one.
In the first on Saturday, Gillette handed the Tigers a 9-4 loss.
“We dropped the ball on that one,” Harberts said. “We gave up nine runs and couldn’t recover.”
Greiman went 2-for-4 at the plate, while Hibben, Kramer, Kelly and Cook had one hit a piece. Moorehouse was tagged with the loss, pitching four innings.
In the second game of the day, Torrington bounced back with a 13-3 win over Douglas. Moser and Greiman had three hits apiece and Fisher added two in the four-inning, run-ruled contest. Moser also picked up the win, throwing a complete game. He struck out five on 73 pitches.
On Sunday morning, the Tigers got a 9-8 extra-inning win over Green River to have another shot at Gillette in the championship.
“We got tested by Green River,” Harberts said. “It ended up going extra innings, and we rose the occasion.”
Hibben picked up the win in two innings of relief work. He struck out two. Offensively, Greiman and Fisher had two hits apiece. Cook tallied the team’s lone RBI of the game.
With the Tigers leading 1-0 in the fourth inning, rain moved in forcing the remainder of the game to be canceled.
“It was a little bittersweet at the end because they were really looking forward to coming back against Gillette,” Harbets said. “When it was called, we were up, but they wanted really wanted to win that game.”
Cook picked up the win in three innings of work, striking out two. Greiman scored the game’s only run.
The Tiger NE squad was scheduled to play Gillette at home on Friday, but the games were moved to June 13. The next scheduled game is set for Sunday, June 5 in Alliance, Nebraska. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Tiger ëCí SE team sweeps Saratoga
The younger Torrington team opened the home portion of the schedule Wednesday afternoon with a sweep of the Saratoga Cutthroats, winning 10-7 and 17-6.
In game one, Saratoga led most of the game until the bottom of the sixth inning.
The visitors scored twice in the first, adding two more in the fourth.
It was until the fourth when Torrington got on the scoreboard.
A leadoff walk to Hadley Evans, followed by singles from Spencer Booth and Harrison Rodriquez cut the 4-0 Saratoga lead in half.
Torrington added one more in the bottom of the fifth courtesy of an inside-the-park homerun, trimming the deficit to 4-3.
The Tigers exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 10-4 lead into the final inning. Saratoga got three back before Torrington recorded the final out of the game.
In game two, the Cutthroats took advantage of multiple Tiger errors in the first inning, grabbing a 1-0 lead. However, the rest of the game belonged to Torrington.
Torrington plated four runs in the first, two in the second and 11 in the third. Saratoga countered with three in the third and two in the sixth.
The game was called after 3-1/2 innings.
The Tigers also went winless at the Douglas Tournament. After losing to the Tiger NE squad 16-0, the team came up short against Douglas 14-10. In the final two games, Torrington lost to Green River 11-1 and Gillette 10-0.
The Tiger ‘C’ SE team is back in action at Wheatland on Friday, June 10. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.