Laramie Starts Busy Stretch With Sweep of Rawlins
The Laramie Rangers pounded out 28 hits and scored 35 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Rawlins Generals Sunday at Cowboy Field.
Laramie won the first game 21-1 in just four-and-a-half innings. They took the nightcap 14-8.
Rangers’ manager Brandon Ruckman said was pleased with the sweep and their offense.
“I thought the team hit well, and a lot players played different positions they haven’t played a lot. We saw a lot pitcher’s on the mound that we haven’t seen a lot of. We kind of split the squad in the half, but I thought they did well. I saw a lot of improvement at the plate, a lot of hard hit balls, which was nice to see. Base-running was phenomenal today. Saw a lot of taking extra bases on bad throws or balls in the dirt, so it was good to see.”
Trevor Martin led the offense with two hits and five RBI’s. His big blow was a three-run double in the third inning. David Coulthard added three hits and drove in three. He was also the winning pitcher. Coulthard allowed one run on three hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
The Rangers led 3-0 after the first. They added five runs in both the second and third innings. Then Laramie sent 14 batters to the plate in the fourth and scored eight runs. They finished with 14 hits, drew eight walks and took advantage of four hit batters and three Rawlins errors.
In game two, Ramon Gomez threw three shutout innings and got the win, as the Rangers jumped out 9-0. Gomez struck out six in his time on the mound.
Albert Steiner and Michael Schutterle each had two hits and three RBI’s. Laramie had 14 more hits in the nightcap. They also took advantage of eight walks and four errors by the Generals.
The Rangers scored three runs in the first four innings. Rawlins prevented the 10-run mercy rule with two in the fourth and three in the fifth. The Generals scored three times in the seventh before Laramie stopped the comeback.
It’s right back to work for the Rangers, as they are in the middle of three consecutive doubleheaders. Laramie goes to Cheyenne Monday to face the Hawks in a doubleheader at 5 p.m. from Powers Field.
KOWB will broadcast both games of Monday's doubleheader starting at 4:45 p.m. David Settle will call the action from Cheyenne.