Tigers ‘B’ splits with Chadron

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TORRINGTON – The Torrington Tiger ‘B’ squad returned to action for only the second time this season on Thursday, May 25 against the Chadron (Nebraska) Nationals.

The Tigers split the doubleheader at Dean Bullock Field, falling in game one 19-5 but bouncing back in game two for a 2-0 victory.

In game one, Chadron jumped out to a 5-0 lead after only half an inning.

Torrington aided Chadron by committing three errors in the first inning.

However, the Tigers didn’t waste any time getting the offense going in the home half of the first. Ryan Moorehouse singled, driving in the first Torrington run of the game.

Torrington also got hits from Colby Sandusky and Ethan Robbins, along with a walk issued to Holden Hackett. Chadron committed two errors of its own in the first at Torrington cut the visitor lead to 5-3 heading to the second inning.

Chadron added two more runs, pushing the lead to 7-3, but Torrington countered with two in the bottom of the third.

In the third, a passed ball scored Hackett and Drew Kramer had an RBI single, driving in Spencer Booth. 

The runs cut the Chadron lead to 7-5, but it proved to be as close as Torrington came to seeing the lead for the remainder of the game.

Chadron came out in the top of the next inning and opened the frame with a double. It was the start of a 12-run inning for the Nationals.

Eleven of Chadron’s run came before Torrington could even record an out as they pulled away for the 14-run victory.

The game was called after four innings.

The Tigers mustered only four hits – one apiece by Kramer, Moorehouse, Sandusky and Robbins. Wyler Fisher was tagged with the loss. He struck out three, walked four and surrendered nine hits over three innings.

In game two, all it took was two runs in the bottom of the third for Torrington to pick up a 2-0 victory over Chadron.

Booth and Fisher led off the inning with walks, and Kramer singled, scoring Booth and breaking the scoreless tie. Kramer also came around to score after ending up on third after his hit.

For the second straight game, the Tigers only collected four hits – two by Kramer and one each by Fisher and Hackett. Moorehouse and Anthony Moser combined to strike out nine in the seven-hit shutout. Moser was credited with the win, pitching 3 2/3 innings.

The Tiger ‘B’ team (2-1) is back in action June 3-4 for home weekend tournament. The team will face Wheatland at noon and Fort Morgan, Colorado at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. On Sunday, the Tigers play Laramie at 10 a.m. The time and opponent of their final game is yet to be determined.