Tigers take three of four from Douglas, Sheridan County


TORRINGTON – The Torrington senior Legion baseball team continued its winning ways, taking three of its last four games.

On Tuesday, the Tigers traveled to Douglas and split a conference doubleheader.

Torrington took game one 19-11 behind home runs from Bryce Hager and Landre Greiman. Those were just two of 21 hits the Tigers had in the victory.

Hager and Austin Short had four hits apiece, while Greiman had three. Aidyn Desmond and Ben Firminhac also collected three hits.

Nolan Long was the winning pitcher in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out two.

In the second game, Torrington let a 5-4 lead slip away in the sixth. Douglas scored six runs handing the Tigers a 10-7 loss.

Desmond had two hits to lead the offense. Hager was tagged for the loss working the final four outs of the game.

On Wednesday, the Tigers returned home to face Sheridan County (Nebraska), picking up the sweep.

In game one, Torrington run-ruled the Regulators 15-4 in five innings.

The Tigers plated nine runs in the bottom of the fourth to push the lead to 11 runs.

Firminhac, Ryder Hackbarth and Deagan Keith had three hits apiece. Hackbarth hit his first home run of the season in in the bottom of the third to give Torrington a 5-3 lead.

Short and Grady Shields each threw 2 1/3 innings and combined for nine strikeouts.

Game two went the full seven innings, but Torrington came away with a 10-3 victory.

The top of the batting order did most of the damage for the Tigers.

Aidyn Saucedo went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs, while Short was 3-for-3 and three RBIs. Hackbarth added two more hits.

Firminhac got the win for the Tigers, pitching five innings and striking out two, surrendering only five hits.

The Tigers (7-4 overall and 1-3 in the Southeast Conference) is back in action at Dean Bullock Field at 5 p.m. Saturday against the Douglas Cats.

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