Rangers Season Ends With Loss To Powell
A second 8-5 loss to the Powell Pioneers at Class A Legion Baseball State Tournament brought the Laramie Rangers season to a close Sunday at Cowboy Field.
They finished in third place for the second time in three years.
Laramie built a 5-2 lead after the top of the fifth inning. Taylor Dodd helped himself with a pair of RBI singles in the second and fourth. Marshall Stuart also had an RBI single in the second. The Rangers other runs scored on Powell errors.
Then, the Pioneers responded and scored three runs to tie the game. Another three runs in the sixth gave Powell the lead for good. Grady Sanders smacked a two-run double to right-centerfield that tied it in the fifth. Bryce Wright’s two-run single capped the sixth that extended the Pioneers advantage.
Powell’s right-hander Ty Whiteman tossed five innings in relief of starter Matt Brown and beat the Rangers again.
With only one hit and three other base-runners over the last four frames, Laramie wasn’t able to mount a comeback. The Rangers struggled with 13 runners left on base in the game, which included seven in scoring position.
Laramie finishes this season with a record of 27-31 and loses only one player off the current roster.