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CHR S June 18, 2015 I The Lovell Chronicle 1 9 DAVID PECK Trey Dickerson fouls off a pitch during Lovell's 4-2 win over Riverton in the first game of a doubleheader Monday evening in Cowley. He singled shortly after this swing to drive in a run. Mustangs split with Riverton, drop two to Cody BY DAVID PECK The Lovell-Greybull American Legion Mus- tangs have played some tough competition late- ly, and when the Mus- tangs have been able to field a full team, they've been competitive, upset- ting the Riverton Raid- ers Monday in Cowley and nearly knocking off powerful Cody Tuesday. Monday, the Mus- tangs put together a complete team for the first time in a while and split a doublehead- er with Riverton, win- ning the first game 4-2 and dropping the second 13-1. Starting pitcher Da- kota Bond threw a gem in the first game, throw- ing strikes and trusting his defense. After Riv- erton scored one run in the top of the second, the Mustangs plated a run in the bottom of the frame to tie the score. Dawson Forcella dou- bled, stole third and scored on a single by Trey Dickerson. After allowing a run in the top of the third, Bond blanked River- ton over the final four innings, and his team- mates scored three runs in the fifth to take the lead. Calder Forcella was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Cole Wambeke to tie the score. Justin Ba- cus reached on a field- er's choice and Dawson Forcella walked. With the bases loaded, Garet Fowler walked to drive in a run and Caleb Hor- rocks followed with a sacrifice fly to plate one more. Bond pitched the distance, allowing eight hits and two runs over seven innings. He walked two and fanned one. In game two Caleb Horrocks started on the mound for Lovell and struggled with his con- trol, walking five and al- lowing six runs before being relieved by Justin Bacus, who allowed sev- en more runs over the ensuing four innings. Colten Christie relieved Bacus and recorded the final two outs of the game. Only Wambeke and Bacus picked up hits for the Mustangs. CODY GAMES Cody pounded the Mustangs in Cow- ley Tuesday in a game moved from Cody due to field conditions. The Cubs pounded Lovell 11-0 in the first game and edged the home team 6-3 in game two. Calder Forcella started and took the loss against the strong-hit- ting Cubs in game one. In five innings of work he allowed 10 hits and 11 runs, striking out four and walking seven. Again, only Wambeke and Bacus got hits for the Mustangs. In game two, Cody got to starter Jeremy Schneider for four runs in the top of the first in- ning before Schneider settled down and only allowed two runs the rest of the way, blank- ing Cody in five out of the final six innings. Schneider went the distance, allowing five hits and six runs in sev- en innings of work, only three of the six runs earned. He fanned sev- en and walked two. Down 4-1, Lovell rallied to within one run by scoring two in the bottom of the fifth as Wyatt Horrocks walked, advanced on a single by Calder Forcel- la and scored on a sin- gle by Wambeke. Forcel- la reached third on the Wambeke single and scored on a passed ball. Cody scored two in the top of the sixth to regain the three-run lead. The Mustangs were scheduled to host the Sheridan Jets Wednes- day night and will play in the Powell Tourna- ment this weekend. They also travel to Casper next Tuesday for a doubleheader begin- ning at 1 p.m. Major League teams sweep Powell BY SAM SMITH The Office Shop Cardi- nals took care of the Pow- ell Cards 14-4 Saturday morning at the East Little League Complex in Lovell. Branson Robison went 2-3 with a RBI bunt and a homerun and scored two runs. Zane Horrocks also had a homerun and scored a run. CJ Pickett went 2-4 with a single and a double and scored two runs and Jess Wambeke went 2-3 with two singles. On the mound, Wam- beke pitched two innings, striking out four Pow- ell batters and allowing three hits, four walks and four runs. Zeke Newman relieved Wambeke and struck out seven batters, allowing four hits, no runs and two walks. "Coming off a 23-5 win two days previous, I think our boys came out a little overconfident and start- ed the first inning in a 3-0 hole," coach Justin Moss said. "However, we re- bounded nicely and only gave up one more run as well as scoring four in the second, four in the third and five in the fourth to finish off the game by mer- cy rule, scoring one in the fifth to finish the game 14-4. "We battled back nice- ly and Zeke Newman was especially dominant pitch- ing for us," Moss said. "Zeke didn't allow a run and struck out seven in his three innings pitched." Next, the Cards defeat- ed the Powell Royals 13-3 to go to 13-1 on the season. Trace Moss went 2-2 with two doubles and Horrocks went 1-2 with a homerun. Aden Mayes went 1-3 with a triple. On the mound, Moss pitched 2 1/3 innings and struck out seven batters and allowed three runs and a walk. Pickett re- lieved Moss and pitched 2 2/3 innings, striking out seven batters and allowing no runs and no walks. "Our pitching has been really good all year, but CJ Pickett was especially good today," Moss said. "He lo- cated his fastball and kept hitters off balance with changing speeds." The Cowley Lumber Indians defeated the Pow- ell Giants 8-7 in the Satur- day afternoon game to im- prove to 7-8 on the season. Tyler Nichols went 2-3 with two singles and scored a run and Ezra Har- low also went 2-3 with a two-run RBI double and a second double and scored two runs. Dallen Mangus went 1-3 with an RBI sin- gle and a run. Mangus pitched four innings on the mound, struck out six batters and allowed six runs and a walk. Lane Herman re- lieved Mangus and struck out two batters and al- lowed a run in two innings of work. Thursday, the Cards defeated the Powell Cards 23-5. "Every player on the team had a hit tonight," Moss said. 'Te were led by Jess Wambeke who went 3-3 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored. Aden Mayes went 3-4 with an inside-the-park homer- un, a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored and Branson Robison went 3-3 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored. "Branson Robison and Trace Moss pitched per- fect innings in the second and the fourth with three strikeouts," Moss said. The Indians defeat- ed Otto 16-3 Friday at the Constitution Park field. Nichols went 3-3 with a single, an RBI double and a second double and scored three runs, and who pitched 4 1/3 innings and struck out 11 batters and allowed three hits, one run and a walk. It was a complete team win. We ap- preciate our umpires who have been with us all sea- son long. It's a thankless position." Also on Tuesday, the Cards took care of the Pow- ell Giants 11-0 at the Con- stitution Park field. Wambeke went 2-3 with two RBIs and Robison went 2-3 with a double and three runs. CJ Pickett pitched five innings, striking out 13 Powell batters and allow- ing two hits and a walk. "CJ Pickett was terrif- ic tonight," Moss said. "His pitching line tells just how good he was. Offensive- ly we scored 11 runs but we really didn't break out until the fifth inning. We played a little small ball tonight and Larry Wood- ington and Amos Monter- de did a good job executing on two bunts. It's good to see us do some little things right at the end of the sea- son. We hope to keep our streak alive going into the interleague tournament next week." The Indians will face the Powell Cards today (Thursday) at the Consti- tution Park field at 6 p.m. SAM SMITH Office Shop Cardinals pitcher CJ Pickett winds up for a pitch during the championship game of the School's Out Tournament Saturday at AMCOL field. Tyson Christiansen also went 3-3  with a single, an RBI single and a double and scored two runs. Wil- liam Spann went 1-2 with an RBI triple and scored a run. On the mound, Bo Ar- nold pitched 2/3 of an in- ning, struck out two Otto batters and allowed four walks and a hit. George Higgins relieved Arnold and pitched 2 1/3 innings, striking out four batters and allowing no walks and no runs. Jacob Mangus closed the game, pitching one inning and striking out one batter. "Tyler's been crushing the ball, being 8,8 in the last three games," coach Doug Arnold said. "The hitting is contagious and they're coming down with a case of hititis and we hope there is no cure." The Indians played a doubleheader in Worland Thursday and defeated the Worland Brewers 9-2 in the first game. "Tyler Nichols started and struck out six straight batters," Arnold said. "He was relieved by Bo and he pitched a clean third. Fin- ishing the game was Tyson and Jacob, who closed with eight pitches." In the second game, the Indians defeated the Worland A's 11-1. "Dallen Mangus start- ed and threw three clean innings and allowed one run," Arnold said. "Jacob Mangus closed the game with three pitches. That one bad inning we left at home." MONDAY'S GAMES Monday, the Cards took care of Greybull 16-1. Wambeke went 3-4 with an RBI and three runs, and Moss went 3-3 with a triple and an RBI and also scored three runs. Horrocks went 2-3 with a double and a homerun, four RBIs and three runs, and Mayes went 2-2 with two RBIs and also scored three runs. On the mound, Robi- son pitched 3 2/3 innings, struck out six batters and allowed three walks. Ralph Moreno relieved Robison and pitched the final out. '%Ve came out strong tonight scoring six runs in the first," Moss said. "We adjusted the batting order about a week ago, moving Wambeke to leadoff, and it has paid dividends. Jess has really started hitting and setting the table for the hitters behind him. We are scoring more runs and RBIs have gone up. "Our pitching has been very good this season and Robison was excellent to- night," Moss said. "We are looking forward to fine tuning two more games and having a good week of practice to prep for the in- terleague tournament." The Indians defeated Otto 5-4 Monday in Otto. "Jacob Mangus pitched a complete game and gave up two earned runs," Ar- nold said. "Tyler was 2-2 and Lane had a big first-in- ning double. Dallen Man- gus had a solid hit. We didn't hit it a lot, but we hit enough to win. TUESDAY'S GAMES Tuesday, the Indi- ans defeated Worland in a low-scoring affair 2-1 at the East Little League Complex. Nichols and Harlow both went 1-2 with a sin- gle and a run, and Mangus also went 1-2 with a single. Herman went 1-1 with a double and Kobi May also had a double. "That's by far our best game of the year," Arnold said. "It was a quality win. That's the third game.in a row where we've won by one run. Our player of the game was Ezra Harlow, MINOR LEAGUE Saturday's Minor League action kicked off with the Bank of Lovell Pi- rates falling to the Pow- ell Red Sox 8-5 at the East Little League Complex. The AMCOL Red Sox fell to the Powell Dodgers in a close game 13-12 in Powell. Next, the TCT Angels defeated the Powell A's 8-7 to get their third win of the season. "I'm proud and speech- less," coach Shang Clen- denen said. The Lovell Dental Dodgers defeated the Pow- ell Diamondbacks 5-4 in Powell, also on Saturday. The Wilson Brothers Construction Tigers fell to the Powell Orioles 12-11, also in Powell Saturday. Friday, the Angels de- feated Otto 15-14 at the Constitution Park field to get their second win of the season. Also on Friday, the Dodgers defeated the Ti- gers 8-3 at the East Little League Complex. "I'm proud of my kids," coach Ryan Mangus said. "They had a tough loss the night before. We played great defense and had a great pitching perfor- mance from Trey Wam- beke as well as some big hits." Thursday's games had the Red Sox defeating the Pirates 7-6 and the Angels defeating the Dodgers 6-5 for their first win of the season. "The kids felt amaz- ing," Clendenen said. "They were just beside themselves and that was just what we needed. Our hitting was phenomenal, the pitching was amazing and we came together." Monday, the Tigers de- feated Otto 11-10 in Otto. Tuesday, the Angels defeated the Pirates 15-10 at the East Little League Complex to get their fourth win of the season. Also on Tuesday, the Tigers tied with the Red Sox 8-8 in Cowley. The Dodgers and the Angels will face each oth- er Thursday at 6 p.m. at the East Little league Complex. The interleague tour- naments will be played next week with the Mi- nor League tournament in Lovell and the Ma- jor League tournament in Powell.