TORRINGTON – The Torrington Tiger ‘C’ team picked up two wins against conference foe Laramie Wednesday night at Jirdon Park to conclude the conference portion of the 2021 schedule.
The Tigers overcame deficits in both games to come away with a 19-9 and 8-6 victories.
In game one, a two-out error gave Laramie a 2-0 lead, but Torrington batted around in the bottom of the first inning, scoring seven runs.
All seven runs came with two out on the scoreboard. Grady Shields and Ayden Desmond got the inning off with a pair of singles. Laramie was able to temporarily slow the Torrington attack with a double play, but Brady Cook jumpstarted the offense again with another single.
Mac Hibben and Shields also collected hits in the inning. The Tigers also worked four walks in the inning to take a 7-2 lead.
The onslaught continued in the following innings as the Tigers added four runs in the second and six in the third, leading 17-2.
In the fourth and fifth innings, Laramie chipped away at the deficit, scoring a run in the fourth and exploding for six in the fifth to keep their hopes alive of extending the game into the sixth inning.
However, Torrington had other plans as Desmond’s leadoff single, Cook’s double, Anthony Moser and Wyler Fisher’s walks loaded the bases with no out. The game ended on a wild pitch, scoring two, pushing the lead back to 10.
In game two, the Tigers spotted Laramie four runs, but much like the first game, they answered in the home half of the first.
Moser singled and Cook reached on a single, and Fisher drove in both runs with a single to cut the Laramie lead in half.
A Laramie error in the second, handed Torrington its third run of the game, but it wasn’t until the bottom of the fourth when the Tigers plated five to take an 8-5 lead.
Laramie threatened again tin the top of the sixth, plating a run and loading the bases.
Torrington was able to get out of the jam without any further damage being done, and by the time the half inning was completed, the time limit was reached, ending the game.
The Tigers are back in action at home Saturday, hosting Casper at 1 and 3:30 p.m. at Jirdon Park.