Tigers post three wins during busy weekend

Robert Galbreath
Posted 6/4/24

The Torrington Tigers 'A' squad picked up three wins over the course of a busy weekend that included six games.

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Tigers post three wins during busy weekend


TORRINGTON – The Torrington Tigers ‘A’ Legion team played six games over the course of a hectic four-day schedule from May 30 to June 2.

The action opened with Torrington splitting a double-header at home against the Cheyenne Post No. 6 Prep team on Thursday, May 30. Cheyenne won the first game, 9-4, before the Tigers rallied to secure victory in a close second game, 10-8.

On June 1, Torrington boarded the bus for a double-header against Buffalo. The Tigers cruised past Buffalo in the first game, 13-6 and went on to defeat the Bulls, 9-6, in the second.

Torrington traveled to Sheridan on June 2 to play the Jets. Sheridan edged up by a single run to win the first game, 3-2. The Tigers fell in the second game, 8-5.

Torrington hosted the Bridgeport Bombers on Tuesday. Results from the game were not available at press time.


Cheyenne secured the initiative with six runs over the fourth and fifth innings. Torrington rallied in the sixth inning by outscoring Cheyenne, 3-1, but came up short in carrying the momentum into the seventh inning to close the gap.

Drew Kramer and Garrett Hager each had two hits against Cheyenne with one apiece by Caleb Kelly and Rhett Clarke.

Garrett Hager started as pitcher for the Tigers in the first game, striking out three. Ryan Moorehouse and Xavier Sanchez came in as relief pitchers and both struck out one.

Battling back in the second game, Torrington established an early 6-0 advantage with three runs in the first inning and three more in the second. Cheyenne attempted to bridge the deficit in the seventh inning with four runs, but its effort was too little, too late.

Mac Hibben set the pace for the Tigers in the second game with two hits and three RBI, including a triple in the bottom of the second.

Clarke posted two hits for two RBI. Garrett Hager collected three walks and Colby Sandusky stole three bases.

Landre Greiman pitched three innings for the Tigers, striking out two. Kelly struck out one as relief   and Sandusky collected the save.


A grand slam by Hibben in the fifth inning of the first game between Buffalo and Torrington clinched the lead for the Tigers, 10-1. 

Overall, Ayden Desmond singled twice against Buffalo while Bryce Hager had one hit for two RBI. Kelly scored two runs with a sacrifice fly.

Demonstrating patience while batting in the first game, Torrington collected 10 walks, including two apiece by Bryce Hager, Garrett Hager and Greiman.

Desmond pitched six innings, striking out eight. Sandusky stepped in as relief in the seventh.

In the second game, Buffalo found itself ahead by one run, 3-2, by the bottom of the fifth. Torrington responded with seven runs in the top of the sixth to pull into the lead, 9-3. 

Desmond led the Tigers at bat against Buffalo with four hits. Greiman and Kelly both tallied two hits for two RBI apiece while Bryce Hager had one hit for two RBI.

Moorehouse started as pitcher for Torrington, striking out eight. Bryce Hager and Hibben both served as relief pitcher with one strikeout each.


The first game between the Tigers and the Jets reached a deadlock, 2-2, at the bottom of the sixth inning. A run by Sheridan in the bottom of the seventh secured the win for the Jets.

Kramer, Clarke and Mateo Correa each singled against Sheridan. Hibben stepped up to the pitcher’s mound in the first game, striking out 10.

In the second game, Sheridan pulled ahead, 6-1, at the bottom of the third. Torrington fought to close the gap with four runs over the course of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, though Sheridan remained in control of the scoreboard by three runs.

Moorehouse posted three hits against Sheridan while Clarke had two.

The Tigers host the Lockwood Razorbacks on June 6 with the game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. followed by a home game against the Lobos on June 7 at 2 p.m.