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CHRONICLE June 14, 2012 I The Lovell Chronicle I 9 DAVID PECK Minchow's Sinclair Storm base runner Erminia Garcia breaks off first base as MDU Paw Sox first baseman Ashlee Pitt looks on during a tee ball game at Coach One Eye Field last Thursday evening. DAVID PECK Little Haley Layne of the Storm doesn't exactly look ready to field the ball from her infield position Thursday night, but at least she's having fun. DAVID PECK Carlee Byrd of the MDU Paw Sox looks determined to get to second base in a hurry as she sprints off first during a tee ball game Thursday night. BY DAVID PECK Slow starts and tired arms produced five losses for the Lovell Mustangs at the Cody Tournament Fri- day through Sunday. Lovell fell to the Billings Angels twice and once each to the Billings Halos, the Cody Cubs and the Powell Pioneers. All were non-con- ference games. Action began Friday, when the Mustangs fell 14-2 to the Billings Angels - the junior varsity team of the church-sponsored Billings Halos. With 14-year-old Babe Ruth player Cole Wambeke on the mound, the Mus- tangs "spotted" the Angels eight runs in the bottom of the first inning after scor- ing a single run in the top of the inning on a double by Dillon Pickett and an RBI single by Kyle Peterson. Brandon Dickson re- lieved Wambeke on the mound, allowing five more runs in the third and one in the fourth. Lovell added a second run in the third when Dillon Pickett sin- gled and scored on a single by Jacob Adey. Pickett fin- ished the game 3-3 with a double and a triple. The Mustangs played the Angels again on Sat- urday and fell 20-7. As in the first game, the Lovell nine spotted the Angels five runs in the top of the first off starter Daniel Call, and the Angels added eight more in the second to lead 13-0 before the Mustangs scored their first run in the bottom of the second when McKayan May singled and scored. Call hung in there on the mound for the Mus- tangs, allowing three more runs in the third and four in the fourth. The Mustangs plated three in the third with Kyle Peterson deliver- ing a key double, two in the fourth with Steven Pickett cracking a double and one in the fifth with May walk- ing and scoring. "Our bats came alive a little bit," Coach Peterson said. "Our team was joined by two returners, McKayan May and Hunter Hinckley, and we just put 'em right in. "We needed them. They hadn't practiced yet. We gave them uniforms that morning and they dressed on the bus." In game two Saturday, the Mustangs fell to the Billings Halos 19-5. Steven Pickett started and went the distance on the mound, allowing only four runs through five innings and seven through six frames before the Halos exploded for 12 runs in the final in- ning. Lovell chipped away for one in the first, two in the third, one in the fifth and one in the seventh. Dillon Pickett contin- ued his hot hitting, rapping three singles, and Steven Pickett and Kyle Peterson added two hits each. On a cold and windy Sunday, the Mustangs fell to the host Cody Cubs 15- 1, once again falling behind early as Cody led 8-0 after the first inning, 9-0 after two and going up 14-0 with five in the top of the third before Lovell scored its lone run in the bottom of the third when Dillon Pickett singled and scored. Jesse Bassett started for the Mustangs and was relieved by Hinckley and then Caleb Horrocks. "Everyone was out of pitchers by that point," Pe- terson said. "Our arms are getting stronger as the sea- son goes on, but this was our 10th game and others have already played 30 or more. We're a little bit be- hind." In Sunday afternoon's finale, the Mustangs fell to the Powell Pioneers 23-7. The Mustangs were competitive in this one, Pe- terson said, despite the fi- nal score. They led 3-0 af- ter the top of the first on consecutive singles by Dil- lon Pickett, Kyle Peter- son, Nathan Ballard and Bassett, and after Powell matched them with three in the bottom of the frame, they plated two more in the second on a two-run dou- ble by Dillon Pickett. And when starter Nathan Bal- lard blanked the Pioneers in the bottom of the inning the Mustangs led 5-3 after two. Lovell trailed 6-5 af- ter three but took the lead again, 7-6, with two in the top of the fourth, but Powell got to Ballard and reliever May for 17 runs in the bottom of the fourth in- ning to put the game far out of reach. "There was a terrible wind," Peterson said. "It was cold and it was hard. The players ditched their hats because they kept blowing off." Dillon Pickett finished 4-4 in the game, and Ste- ven Pickett, Peterson, Bas- sett and Dickson had two hits each. Now 1-9, the Mustangs were scheduled to play in Cody Wednesday night for a pair of conference games, and they will travel to the Green River wood bat tour- nament this Friday, Satur- day and Sunday. They will then have four days off un- til the Powell Tournament on June 22-24. I BY DAVID PECK Lovell middle school and high school throwing coach Chad Lindsay took five local athletes to the USA Track and Field Wy- oming Association Cham- pionships Saturday in Casper. Quinn Lindsay placed first in the shot put (17-6), first in the javelin (32-10) and second in the 100-me- ter dash (19.41), competing in the sub-bantam division for athletes for in 2004 or later. CJ Lindsay placed first in the shot put (18-8), first in the javelin (51-5) and sec- ond in the 100-meter dash at 16.65 seconds, losing by only 1/100th of a second. He competed in the bantam di- vision for athletes born in 2002 or 2003. IpS Sierra Montanez placed first in both the shot put (23-0) and the discus (70-7) in the youth division, and Jacob Price placed first in the hammer throw (109-9) in the intermediate divi- sion. Tanner Rohrer placed first in both the shot put (41-11) and the discus (130-6) in the young men division. Baxendales win BPM golf tournament The Bentonite Perfor- mance Minerals Company sponsored a golf tourna- ment at Foster Gulch Golf Course on Saturday. The father/son team of Brad and Kade Baxen- dale were the first place team in the tournament. TJ and Brian Green took second place. Jay Bischoff and Jimmy Graham placed third and Dan Wolvington and Josh Tippetts placed fourth. Individual placings went to Kade Baxendale (first), Dan Wolvington (second) and Brad Baxen- dale (third). Flag prizes went to Craig Winterholler, Bruce Wolsey, Todd Baxendale, Mathew Putman, Jay Bischoff, Brock Frates, Cameron Frates and Craig Lundberg. II I I II IIII IIII III II I IIIII We're on book Like us ... 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