TORRINGTON – The Torrington junior American Legion baseball team went 1-3 over the final four games of the regular season.
On Thursday, the Tigers traveled to Douglas and split with the Cats.
Douglas clobbered Torrington 17-3 in game one.
Ty Albaugh and Caleb Kelly crossed the plate in the first inning of the loss, but Douglas countered with four in the first.
Anthony Moser scored the Tigers only other run in the second, but Douglas scored nine in the second inning. The Cats added four more runs in the final inning.
In game two, the roles were reversed.
Douglas’ only run came in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it was Torrington who countered with 12.
The Tigers jumped on the Cats early. Brady Shields, Ayden Desmond, Wyler Fisher and Ty Nicolay all walked in the first and came around to score to jump out to a 4-0 lead.
Torrington worked two more walks in the second. Shields and Kelly reached on the free pass, while Moser reached on a fielder’s choice. Much like the first inning, all three base runners scored.
Ryan Moorehouse crossed the plate in the third, while Nicolay scored for a second time in the sixth.
In the seventh inning, Torrington capped off the win with three more runs. Desmond, Brady Cook and Nicolay scored, pushing Torrington’s lead to 12-1.
The Tigers closed out the regular season on Saturday at home against the Casper ‘B’ team.
Casper defeated Torrington 12-1 and 11-5 to close out the season.
The Tigers now turn their attention to the Wyoming ‘C’ State Tournament to be held in Rock Springs this weekend.
Torrington opens the state tournament against Lovell on Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m.