The “crack” of the bat will be alive and well at Cowboy Field this weekend. The Laramie Rangers host their annual Dooley Oil Classic baseball tournament.

This is a wood bat tournament with a field of five teams.

Rangers manager Rich Wilson says the wood bat,

“I think it puts the game back in perspective. It makes it more of a pitching game… I certainly think the wood bat’s just the way to be.”

Ten games will be played today through Sunday afternoon. Today and tomorrow features four games each day starting at 10 a.m. Sunday has only a pair on the slate beginning at Noon.

Laramie welcomes McCook, NE, the Cheyenne Hawks, Douglas Cats and Green River Knights to town.

Wilson adds this field will challenge his squad.

“McCook will be good. They’ll be like the North Platte’s and Scottsbluff; they compete with them. Cheyenne’s good; they beat us the second game of the season there; Green River, you know they’ll be sharp for over there on that west side; and Douglas, they’re improving.”

The Rangers have dropped four straight coming in and are 12-19 on the season.

They open against McCook, NE tonight at 7 p.m. They will face the Cheyenne Hawks Saturday at 7 p.m. Laramie will conclude the tournament with two games Sunday. They face Green River at Noon and will take on Douglas at 3 p.m.

You can listen to all the Rangers games on KOWB (AM 1290) and online by clicking here. They are also available on our mobile site or radioPup app for your smartphone or tablet.

David Settle will call all the action. Each broadcast will start 15 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch.