Torrington’s Zack Lurz battled through knee pain in his start against Laramie on Tuesday evening. Lurz lasted only 3-1/3 innings, surrendering eight runs on nine hits.
TORRINGTON – A five-run first inning by the Laramie Rangers handed the Torrington Tigers their 10th loss of the season.
The Tigers only mustered five hits in the 13-3 loss on Tuesday night.
Austin Murphy, Mark McKee, Gordon Kautz, Wyatt Winget and Brock Youtz each picked up hits for the Tigers.
With a 5-0 lead, the Rangers added three more runs in the fourth before the Tigers got on the board in the bottom of the inning.
McKee’s RBI single to center field scored Murphy who had led off the inning with double.
The Rangers added two more runs in the fifth and three in the seventh.
Cameron Kelly and Winget added two more runs for the Tigers in the bottom half of the fifth.
Starting pitcher Zack Lurz battled through knee pain to pitch 3-1/3 innings before getting pulled after walking the bases loaded with one out in the fourth. He walked four, while striking out two in the short outing.
Caden Coffelt came in relief and closed out the game with four strikouts, while walking zero and surrendering two homeruns.
The Tigers dropped to 0-3 in conference play and 5-10 overall.
The Tigers will travel to Wheatland on Friday for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch before getting a week off.
Legion A Southeast Standings:
Laramie Rangers 3-0, 17-8
Wheatland Lobos 2-1, 10-12
Cheyenne Hawks 1-2, 8-15
Torrington Tigers 0-3, 5-10For the complete article see the 06-22-2012 issue.
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