SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – The Torrington Tigers opened the season last Wednesday with an 11-0 loss to the WESTCO Zephyrs in a single, seven-inning contest.
Torrington catcher Ben Firminhac got the game started off the game on the right foot with a leadoff single, but Torrington couldn’t take advantage of the early runner.
WESTCO exploded for six runs in the bottom of the first.
In the second inning, Matthew Hellus tallied a two-out single, followed by a Nolan Long walk, but much like the first inning, Torrington couldn’t move them around the bases.
In the home half of the second inning, WESTCO looked to continue its momentum they built in the first inning.
A leadoff homerun to left field, followed by the Zephyrs loading up the bases with one out led to a pitching change.
On the second pitch thrown by reliever Jackson Jones, Torrington managed to get out of the jam with a double play.
In the third inning, the Tigers got another runner on base with a one-out single by Jones, but he was later picked off at first base.
After a scoreless third, Bryce Hager led off the fourth with a double. Keyan Sargent moved Hager to third on a ground out, but back-to-back flyouts ended Torrington’s scoring hopes.
WESTCO plated four more in the bottom of the fourth, pushing the lead to double-digits and retired the Tigers in order in the top of the fifth to close out the game.
The Tigers (0-1) are scheduled to play at Douglas (0-3) on Wednesday evening with the doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m.