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Lovell Mustangs C baserunner Hudson May slides head first into home plate and beats the tag to give the Mustangs an 8-7 walk- Monday evening in Cowley. .1 ...,V rvvr 8 201 Lovell Cron 9 SAM SMITH off victory over the Riverton Raiders Mustang C sweeps Riverton, goes undefeated in conference BY SAM SMITH The Lovell Mustangs American Legion C base— ball squad finished the conference season un— scathed by sweeping the Riverton Raiders Monday in Cowley. I The Mustangs defeat- ed Riverton 8—7 in walk— off fashion in game one. Lovell led 4—0 early in the game on a triple by Alex Hedges to score Matthew Newman, a single by Lafe Files to bring in Hedges, an error by Riverton to score Files and a single by Cash Wassmer to bring in Hudson May. Both teams scored a run in the secOnd as Lovell led 5-1 after two innings. The Lovell bats went cold midway through the game as Riverton scored two runs in the fourth to trail 5-3. After a scoreless fifth, the Lovell bats responded and the Mustangs scored BY SAM SMITH The AXENOX Tur— quoise Terrors defeated the Club Dauntless Ruby Reds 10—1 in the championship game of a 14U girls softball . tournament Thursday at Constitution Park. Kenadee Rael and Key- lee Christiansen scored three runs apiece for the Terrors. Christiansen pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out 11. Jenna Hessenthaler scored the lone run for the Ruby Reds. Members of the Tur— quoise Terrors 14U squad were Kaydree Owens, Ce- SAM SMITH Lovell Mustangs C baserunner Max Cooley scoots back to second base to avoid a pickoff during the Mustangs’ 17-1 game two victory over Riverton Monday in Cowley. two runs. Davin Crosby doubled home Kyle Wil— son, then stole home for run number two. In the final inning, the leste Lindsay, Hannity Fel— kins, Ashley Mangus, Ce- celia Collins, Jasmyn Peterson, Emma Sponsel, Sharlotte Hanusa, Kenadee Rael, Keylee Christian— sen, Kenley Wilson, Can- dace Walker and Kennedy Brimhall. The head coach of the Terrors was Jenny Chris— tiansen, assisted by Adri— enne Mangus and Tori Kid— gell. The Terrors, finished the season 8—2. “It’s exciting to see how far our girls came this sea— son," Christiansen said. “All the girls put in extra time, and they have so much love for the game. Thanks for all Raiders got to Lovell hurl— er Max Cooley and scored four runs to tie the game at seven. ‘ In Lovell’s at bat, ANNETTE Moss I Turquoise Terrors batter Kenadee Rael takes a mighty swing at a pitch during the Terrors’ 10-1 win over the Ruby Reds Thursday at Constitution Park. Turquoise Terrors defeat Ruby Reds to win 14U softball tournament the support from the com— munity and helping make our program possible.” Members of the run— ner-up Ruby Reds squad were Kira Collins, Jenna Hessenthaler, Kindle Col- lins, Janelle Hessenthaler, Charlotte Bair, Livee James, Angela Lopez, Brook- lin Clark, Vivian Slabbert, Caitlyn Allen, Sara Brinker— hoff and Danika Crumrine. Jen Hessenthaler and Marybeth Slabbert were the coaches of the Ruby Reds, who finished the sea— son 7—3. The Ruby Reds opened SEE ‘SOFTBALL’ page 13 May represented the game—winnin run after being walke . May stole second and third and scored on a passed ball for the winning run. Hedges went 3—3 with an RBI and a run, and Files was 2-3 with an RBI and a run.- Crosby went 2—4 with an RBI and two runs. Newman pitched three innings, allow— ing a run on one hit and three walks and striking out one. Braxton Felkins pitched two innings, a1— lowing two runs on three hits and three walks and fanning four. Cooley pitched two in— nings, allowing four runs on three hits and a walk and whiffing one. V AIS-run second inning helped the ‘Stangs defeat Riverton 17—1 in game two and complete the sweep. Crosby went 3—4 with three RBIs and two runs. May was 2—4 with four RBIs and a run. Files went 2—3 with an RBI and two runs. Cooley went 2—2 with an RBI and three runs, and Owen Edwards was 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs. Hedges went 1—2 with an RBI and two runs. Newman went 1—3 and scored a run. Felkins went 1—2 with two RBIs and three runs. Hedges pitched three innings, allowing a run on two walks and strikin out four. Wassmer pitche two innings, allowing a hit and three walks and farming two. The two wins over Riverton helped Lovell secure the number one seed in their quadrant at the upcoming Wyoming C State Tournament in Rock Springs July 15—18. . “We’re excited to go to State as the number one seed for our quadrant,” coach Nick Wilson said. Now 23-7—1, the MUS- tangs are scheduled to compete in the Western Walkoff Tournament Fri— day through Sunday in Billings. Power hitting propels Mustangs to sweep BY DAVID PECK There’s an old cliché in baseball that, when a team scores a lot of runs, the club is said to have “broken out the heavy lumber” to score the runs. In the case of the modern day use of alumi- num bats, perhaps a better saying would be that the Lovell Mustangs broke out the heavy metal to sweep the Billings Expos Friday afternoon at the Cowley Legion Baseball Field. Indeed, the Mustangs let loose in the twin bill, scoring 32 runs in a sweep . of the Billings team, 16-11 and 16-6. The wins moved the Mustangs’ record to 15—17, more wins than the last two seasons combined. “All year our batters one through nine have done a good job,” manag— er Michael Jameson said. “We’ve seen a big improve— ment from last season. We’ve made a conscious ef- fort to focus on our hitting. We’ve spent more time on hitting in the field and in live situations to create game-like pitching.” Lovell belted out 28 hits in the two games. Things got a little dicey in game one for the Mus- tangs before they pulled awa . Starting pitcher Tuc er Jackson allowed only two runs in four in- nings of work, and his teammates scored six runs in the second and one in the fourth as the home team led 7—2. After Jack- son reached a predeter— mined pitch count and was removed from the game, the Expos scored two runs against reliever Blake Wil- son in the top of the fifth, aided by an error in the outfield. Then after Lovell failed to score in the bot— tom of the inning, Bill- ings busted out for seven runs in the top of the sixth against Wilson and reliever Satchel Ginest to take an 11—7 lead. DAVID PECK Lovell Mustangs batter Tucker Jackson looks locked in on a pitch during Lovell’s game one win over the Billings Expos Friday at the Cowley Legion Field. Wilson got two early outs around a walk in the sixth, but an error opened the floodgates as Billings tied the score 7-7, then took a four-run lead. “That was the first time Blake had pitched in a game in a couple of weeks due to some tendinitis in his el— bow,” Jameson said. “He looked good early. The big- gest thing was him being able to throw without dis- comfort, and we look for- SEE ‘MUSTANGS’ page 12 wry—7r... y.— WW‘V'” W‘W'w’rm {b