TORRINGTON – The Torrington Tigers 15-and-under baseball team suffered two losses at home Tuesday against Scottsbluff, Neb., falling in the first game, 15-2, and the second, 14-5.
In the first game, the Tigers started their time at the plate off strong, scoring the leadoff hitter, Cameron Murphy. After scoring in the first, Torrington was unable to score until the sixth inning, with Sam Boslau drawing a walk and working his way around the bases to score.
The Tigers had 13 base runners, but were only able to bring around two. Murphy, Sam Firminhac, Teddy Carr and Jackson Jones recorded the only hits for Torrington in the loss. Carr had the best hit, recording a double in the third inning.
“We need to have better at bats,” coach Andy Brown said. “We need better approaches. We are getting into hitters counts and can’t capitalize.”
Torrington suffered a 14-5 loss in the second contest. They scored four runs in the fourth inning and added another in the fifth but it wasn’t enough to snag the win.
Daniel Wayland scored two runs on two hits in the contest, once in the fourth and once in the fifth. Sebastian Doucette recorded two RBIs in the loss, with Murphy and Kirk Kay adding two more RBIs.
“Kirk Kay did a fantastic job,” Brown said of Kay who subbed in in the fourth inning. “He moved runners and got on base his second time. He played great in the field.”
The Tigers dropped to 9-11 on the season. Torrington played Kimball, Neb. on the road in a double-header Thursday after press time. The Tigers return to the diamond for a tournament in Jackson over the weekend. They play Rawlins (6 p.m.) and Jackson (8:15 p.m.) Saturday and Rock Springs (11:15 a.m.) and Riverton (1:30 p.m.) Sunday.
“We play to win every game,” Brown said. “The number one thing always comes back to throwing strikes. If we can pitch, we can win.”