Tigers split with ‘AA’ Rangers

Posted 5/14/24

The Torrington Tigers squared off against Laramie for the second week of American Legion baseball.

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Tigers split with ‘AA’ Rangers


LARAMIE – The Torrington Tigers ‘A’ Legion squad earned a split against the Laramie Rangers Saturday at Cowboy Field in Laramie.

Torrington used a six-run fifth inning to run away with a 13-9 win in game one, but Laramie responded with an 8-6 win of their own in the nightcap. 

The split moves the Tigers to 2-2 overall this season. 

In game one, both teams pushed a pair of runs across in the first inning and Torrington extended out to a 5-2 lead in the top of the third. The Rangers answered with two runs in the third, but the Tigers put the game out of reach with their six-run fifth.

Grady Shields led off the fifth for Torrington with a walk and Ryan Moorehouse singled to put runners on the corners. After Laramie recorded the first out of the inning, Rhett Clarke reached on an error to score Shields and Moorehouse. Clarke advanced to second on the error and scored four pitches later when Drew Kramer singled to left field. 

Caleb Kelly followed with a single and Ayden Desmond added a single to score Kramer and put Kelly on third with one out. Bryce Hager singled to left field to score Kelly and scored one batter later when Mac Hibben hit a sacrifice fly. 

Hibben had three hits in four plate appearances with two RBI and three runs scored, while Hager had three hits, and RBI and two runs scored. Desmond finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Moorehouse added two hits with an RBI and run scored. Garrett Hager notched a double and two RBI and Kramer added a hit, two runs scored and an RBI. Kelly finished 1-for-4 for Torrington.

HIbben earned the win on the mound, tossing four innings and allowing four runs (no earned) on two hits with seven strikeouts. Clarke tossed 1.2 innings in relief, allowing five runs (two earned) on six hits and Bryce Hager added 1.1 innings, giving up no hits. 

In game two, Laramie jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first inning and pushed that lead to 4-1 after two full innings of play. Torrington managed to push a run across in the third and used a three-run fourth inning to grab a 5-4 lead, but the Rangers responded with a pair of runs in each the fourth and fifth innings. 

Bryce Hager paced the Tigers’ offense, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored, while Kramer added two hits, with an RBI and run scored. Desmond, Hibben, Moorehouse, and Clarke each added a hit for Torrington. 

Shields started on the hill for the Tigers, tossing two innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on one hit. Moorehouse went four innings in relief, allowing four earned runs on six hits.