Rangers Fall Just Short in Green River
The Laramie Rangers dropped both games of a doubleheader at Green River Tuesday in their first action in nine days.
Laramie (1-5) lost the opener 6-5. They fell in the nightcap 5-4.
Rangers manager Brandon Ruckman said give credit to Green River. They are a good Wyoming ‘A’ level legion team.
“They had a good pitcher with good off-speed stuff and had good movement on his pitch. When you have a pitcher like that, you’ve got to do the small things right. It just seemed like it came down to a couple of little things here and there that, you know, in a one-run ballgame can make all the difference in the world.”
Laramie took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning of game one. David Coulthard had a two-run single that was followed by Treyven Armijo’s RBI-groundout. Green River tied it with a three-run home run in the bottom of the frame. The Rangers answered with a pair of runs in the third. After the Knights tied it with a run in the fourth and fifth innings, Green River won it in the seventh. The winning run came across on a wild pitch.
Marshall Stuart took the loss on the mound. Laramie committed four errors on defense. They had only five hits on offense. Albert Steiner led the way with a single, and he drew a pair of walks.
In game two, Green River withstood a late rally by the Rangers. After a 4-1 lead through five innings, Taylor Dodd provided some clutch hits. An RBI-single in the sixth cut it to 4-2. Down 5-2 in the seventh, Dodd came back with single. That led to two runs because of an errant throw and trimmed the deficit to 5-4. With the tying run at third, a strikeout ended it.
Cameron Campbell suffered the loss after 3-and-2/3 on the mound for Laramie. The Rangers were held to four hits, which included a solo home run by Logan Pickard in the second inning.
Laramie is back on the road Thursday for a doubleheader at Gering, NE starting at 4 p.m.