Tigers ‘A’ team splits against Gillette

Robert Galbreath
Posted 6/20/24

The Torrington Tigers 'A' Legion team split an away double-header against conference rival Gillette on Tuesday.

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Tigers ‘A’ team splits against Gillette


GILLETTE – Conference play intensified as teams in the American Legion ‘A’ baseball division commenced week seven with the Torrington Tigers splitting an away double-header against the Gillette Rustlers on Tuesday, June 18.

Torrington soundly defeated Gillette in the first game by a 15-4 margin. Gillette turned the tables in the second game to post the win, 14-9.

Game 1

The Tigers established an early 3-0 lead with one run in the top of the first inning and two runs in the top of the second. Mac Hibben singled in the first inning to drive in one run.

Gillette responded in the bottom of the third inning with four runs to tie the game, 4-4.

Determined to regain control of the scoreboard, the Tigers dominated the fourth inning with nine runs in the top. Ayden Desmond singled for two RBI. Drew Kramer, Bryce Hager and Grady Shields singled to drive in one run apiece. Greiman was struck by a pitch, Hibben drew a walk and Garrett Hager grounded out for three additional runs.

A solid Torrington defense shut out Gillette from scoring in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings while the Tigers capped off their win with two more runs in the top of the fifth.

Torrington tallied 10 runs against Gillette over the course of the first game. Bryce Hager set the pace for the Tigers’ offense with three runs. Kramer posted two runs with one each by Hibben, Desmond, Shields, Caleb Kelly and Garrett Hager.

Torrington stole seven bases with multiple steals by Hibben and Greiman. Demonstrating patience while batting, the Tigers drew six walks, led by Hibben with two.

On the mound, Hibben started for the Tigers, striking out six while Bryce Hager played relief.

Game 2

Gillette found itself ahead, 4-2, by the bottom of the first inning. Torrington moved into the lead, 6-5, with three runs in the top of the third inning, including a single by Kelly that resulted in two RBI.

Gillette rallied in the bottom of the fourth inning with seven runs, creating a four-run lead that the Tigers came up short in closing in the remaining innings.

Overall, Torrington totaled eight hits against Gillette in the second game. Kramer and Greiman both tallied two hits with one each by Bryce Hager, Desmond, Kelly and Garrett Hager. Kelly collected two RBI.

Greiman started as pitcher for the Tigers with Desmond playing relief.