LOVELAND, Colo. – The Torrington Twisters 14-and-under softball team went 2-2 and reached the semi-finals of the upper bracket at the Mountain State Championships in Loveland over the weekend.
The Twisters had a bye in the first round, putting them against the Colorado Invasion for their first game of the weekend. After a scoreless first inning, the Invasion struck first, but Torrington battled back with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Six runs in the third sealed the 9-2 win for the Twisters.
Calysta Trevino toed the rubber in the win, pitching all four innings. Forty-six of her 76 pitches were strikes. She allowed two hits and both of the Invasion runs were unearned. Trevino struck out three batters, while walking four.
At the plate, Torrington racked up eight hits, all from different batters. Emily McGaugh paced the Twisters in runs, crossing the plate twice. Avery Fox amassed three of Torrington’s six RBIs. She had a triple in the game.
The Twisters handled business against the Cheyenne Extreme, winning by a score of 12-6. Full stats for the game were unavailable to the Telegram.
After beating the Extreme, the Twisters advanced to the semi-finals, where they took on the Fever. The Fever scored at least one run in all four of the innings, including four in the third, in an 8-0 win over the Twisters.
Brylee Dean had the best game at the plate, going 2-for-2. Fox and A.J. West were the other two Twisters two record a hit in the game. Torrington had only four hits to the Fever’s 11.
Trevino and Fox split time on the mound. Combined, they fired 55 pitches, 69 percent of which were strikes. Only four runs were earned. The duo combined for one strikeout and one walk, while drawing five groundouts and three flyouts.
Torrington dropped to the lower bracket, where they squared off against the Colorado Stars. Both teams were scoreless after the first inning, before the Stars scored two runs in the second and four in the third. They added three runs in the fourth inning. The Twisters attempted a rally, scoring two runs in the fourth, but they fell short in the 9-2 loss.
The Twisters were limited to two hits compared to the Stars’ 11. Fox and Peyton Kriewald each had a hit and Kriewald added an RBI to her stat line. McGaugh and Mariyah Avila scored the two runs for Torrington.
The Twisters slipped to 21-10 this season. They return to the diamond in Hastings, Neb. for a tournament Friday and Saturday.