Little League all-stars: majors win tourney, minors 2-2

Posted 7/9/24

The Torrington Little League all-stars majors won the Douglas Tournament while the minors posted a 2-2 record.

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Little League all-stars: majors win tourney, minors 2-2


DOUGLAS – The Torrington Little League majors all-star team went 4-0 at the Douglas Little League Classic Saturday and Sunday to claim the tournament championship. 

Torrington opened pool play Saturday with victories over Laramie (4-0) and Douglas (4-2) and capped pool play Sunday with a 12-0 win over the Capital City Stars. The 3-0 record in pool play put the Little Leaguers in the championship, where they met up with Douglas once again.

Torrington bested Douglas 11-4 in the title game. 

In opening game action, Preston Stratton tossed a complete-game shutout for Torrington, allowing just two hits in six innings, while striking out seven. 

Chase Moeller paced the Torrington offense, going 2-for-2 with a homerun and two runs scored, while Caden Ryall had two hits, including a double, with two RBI. Owen Curry added a pair of doubles and run scored and Patrick Mortimore and Alark Leo each added hits.

Against Douglas on Saturday afternoon, Torrington pushed a pair of runs across in the first and added single runs in the third and fourth innings to hold off the Cats. Hudson Hoffman earned the win on the mound, tossing six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits. 

Stratton had two hits and an RBI to pace Torrington, while Mortimore added two hits, two stolen bases and run scored. Moeller was 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Case Gonzalez and Gunner Werning added a hit apiece. 

Against the Capital City Stars, Mortimore earned the win going three innings and allowing two hits with five strikeouts. Parker Shimic tossed an inning in relief and allowed one hit with a strikeout. 

The all-stars pushed six runs across in the bottom of the first inning and added five more in the second to grab an 11-0 lead.

Curry was 1-for-1 with two RBI, while Moeller, Stratton and Werning each added a hit and RBI for Torrington. Mortimore and Hoffman each tallied a hit and run scored and Gonzalez added an RBI. 

In the title game Sunday afternoon, the all-stars used a four-run first and five-run third inning to pull away from Douglas and earn the victory. 

Torrington pounded out 12 hits, led by three from Gonzalez. Curry and Stratton each added a pair of hits and four RBI apiece, while Mortimore and Hoffman each had a hit and two runs scored and Leo added a single and RBI. Moeller was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored and Ryall added a hit and run scored. 

Curry earned the win on the mound, going five innings and allowing three earned runs with five strikeouts. Ryall tossed an inning in relief with two strikeouts. 

The Torrington all-stars will kick off district play Monday at 1 p.m. against Gillette in Laramie. 


The minors all-star team finished 2-2 in Douglas to capture a runner-up finish in the four-team field. 

Torrington opened pool play Saturday with a 6-1 loss to Douglas, but battled back and earned a come-from-behind victory over Laramie 15-11. On Sunday, Torrington again used a late rally to get past Rock Springs 15-8 Sunday morning to set up a rematch with Douglas in the championship. Douglas ultimately prevailed in the title game, 10-2. 

Against Douglas in pool play Saturday, the Cats jumped out to an early lead with three runs in the first and two in the second. Torrington responded with a single run in the second but couldn’t overcome the deficit. 

Keaton Wilkie led the Torrington offense with a single and RBI, while Reed Curry, Colby Childs and Cason Carlson each added a hit. David Windham tossed three and a third innings in relief, striking out six.

Against Laramie, Torrington found themselves tied at the end of the second inning, 1-1, but the all-stars erupted for six runs in the top of the third. Laramie answered with eight runs in the third to grab a 9-7 lead.

Torrington wouldn’t go away and put up eight runs of their own in the top of the fourth. Laramie added two runs in the bottom half of the inning, but Torrington escaped with the win via time expiring. 

Torrington finished with 15 hits, led by Jacob Hibben and Jax Bruch with three apiece. Hibben added four RBI and Bruch had two RBI and three runs. Brant Bower and Wilkie added two hits and an RBI apiece. Colin Matthews added a pair of hits, while Curry and Carlson had a hit and RBI each. 

On Sunday, Torrington again found themselves in a deficit, as Rock Springs ran out to a 7-1 lead after the top of the third inning. Torrington responded with 11 runs in the bottom of the third to pull away with the win.

Curry tallied three hits and three RBI, while Matthews added three hits, three runs scored and an RBI. Hibben was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and Wilkie added two hits and an RBI. Bruch was 1-for-2 with two RBI, while Childs, Wilkie, Carlson, Windham and Macoy Baker each added a hit and RBI. Zach Hackbarth finished 1-for-2 with a run scored and Benton Foos chipped in a run scored. 

Wilkie started on the mound for Torrington and went two innings, allowing four runs on five hits. Hibben added 2.2 innings in relief and gave up four runs on one hit with six strikeouts. 

In the title game, Douglas grabbed a 1-0 after the first inning and extended to a 3-0 lead after the third. Torrington managed to cut the deficit to 3-2 in the top of the fourth, but Douglas answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning and five in the fifth to put the game out of reach. 

Torrington pounded out 10 hits in the loss, led by two from Curry, Bruch and Wilkie apiece. Hibben was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI, while Matthews, Childs and Carlson each added a hit. 

Bruch started on the mound for Torrington and went four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with six strikeouts. 

The Torrington all-star minors will head to Laramie next week and open district play at 1 p.m. Monday against Laramie.