Tiger junior Legion team goes 6-1 last week


WHEATLAND – The Torrington Tiger junior Legion baseball team went 6-1 last week, beginning with a sweep of the Wheatland Lobos on Wednesday evening.

In game one, Torrington struck first in the top.

A two-out triple by Tiger Bryce Hager set the tone for the remainder of the game.

Hager later came around to score on a wild pitch.

Torrington added two more runs in the second and four more in the third.

Leading 7-0, Torrington didn’t allow Wheatland to get its first baserunner on until Nolan Schaffner led off the bottom of the third with a walk.

The Lobos got a pair of singles in the inning, driving in three runs, and it proved to be the lone runs of the game for Wheatland.

Torrington added seven in the fourth, pushing its lead to 14-3.

After a scoreless fifth, the game was called due to the 10-run rule.

In game two, neither team had much offense until the third inning when the floodgates opened.

Mac Hibben was hit by a pitch, Wyler Fisher walked, and Ty Nicolay singled. Ryan Moorehouse doubled, driving in three runs.

It sparked a six-run frame, but the Lobos tried to match the Tigers in the home half of the third.

Wheatland loaded the bases with no out and ended with four runs crossing the plate.

The Lobos added eight in the fourth to take a 12-6 lead, but in the fifth, Torrington plated one off a Lobo error.

In the sixth inning, Hager led off the top of the sixth with a single and it was the start of a nine-run frame to put the Tigers back in front for good in a 16-13 win.

Wheatland looked to cut into the deficit but only managed a run in the bottom of the sixth before the game was called due to reaching the time limit.

On Friday, the Tigers made the trek to Powell for a three-day tournament.

Torrington opened the weekend with an 8-4 win over Powell.

All of the Tiger’s eight runs came in the second inning.

Keyan Sargent led off the frame with a base on balls. Brady Cook also reached base with a walk before Powell committed an error.

In the inning, Ayden Desmond, Bodie Moffat, Nolan Long, Hager, Sargent, Cook and Moorehouse all scored in the inning.

Six of the eight runs in the inning came with two out.

On Saturday, Torrington defeated Lovell, 7-0 but fell to the Billings (Mont.) Expos 16U squad 14-4.

On Sunday, the Tigers wrapped up the weekend with an 11-3 win over Cody and a 5-2 victory over the Magic City (Mont.) Thunder 16U.

Torrington (9-2) hosts Douglas tonight at 5 and 7 p.m. before traveling to Casper on Thursday.

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