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10 I The Lovell Chronicle I July 26, 2012 CHRONICLE |m BY DAVID PECK and one in the third to lead 3-2, but Life is bettor at home. The Lovell scored two runs in the third Lovell Mustangs found that out as with two out to lead 4-3. Pickett they split a pair of conference dou- walked and scored on a triple by bleheaders against Cody and Ri- Kyle Petorson who, in turn, came verton last week in Cowley to end home on a base hit by May. the regular season. Lovell made it 6-3 with two The wins vaulted the Mus- more in the fifth as Dillon Pickett tangs into a third-place tie with singled, stole second and scored on Riverton in the Class A North-a one-out single by Peterson. Pe- west Conference at 3-9, and hav- torson stole second, advanced to ing won three of five games against third on an error and came home the Raiders this season, Lovell won on a single by Jake Adey. the tie-breaker, resulting in a third Meanwhile, Steven Pickett set- seed heading into the district tour- tled down to blank Cody over the nament, which began Wednesday last four innings of the game, al- in Powell. lowing only two hits along the way. Lovell was to play Northeast "Stove pitched well," Coach Pe- second seed Casper Wednesday at terson said. "The defense backed 1 p.m. in Powell. If the Mustangs him up. It was a good game, fun to won they will play at 7 p.m. Thurs- watch." day, while a loss would place them Kyle Peterson finished the in a loser-out game Thursday at 1 game 3-3 with three runs and two p.m. runs batted in. FRIDAY SPLIT The Mustangs started Adey The Mustangs earned an ira- on the mound in game two, and portant conference winin game one Cody batters quickly timed the of a doubleheader Friday afternoon young pitcher, scoring seven runs against the Cody Cubs. Lovell won in the top of the first inning on six the game 6-3 behind solid pitching hits and two hit batters. The Cubs from Steven Pickett, solid defense scored 12 more the rest of the game and timely hitting, against relievers Brandon Dickson "Stove got stronger as the game and Collin McArthur. went on," Senior League Manag-Lovell battled to stay in the er Ray Peterson said. "I liked the game, scoring nine runs on eight game because it was low-scoring hits. Stoven Pickett was 3-5 at the with few errors. That's the way plato with a double, one run and baseball is supposed to be played, one RBI. "We'll have to play error-free"It deflates a team when you baseball to be competitive at the give up seven or eight runs in the district tournament." first inning," Coach Peterson not- After Pickett shut the Cubs out ed. in the top of the first, the Mustangs Riverton clobbered Lovell 10-3 plated two runs in the bottom of in the first game Saturday after- the frame when Pickett and Kyle noon. The game was tied 2-2 after Peterson singled and scored. McK- McKayan May singled home two ayan May hit an RBI single during runs in the bottom of the third, but the inning. Riverton plated six runs in the top Cody scored two in the second of the fourth as numerous miscues by the Mustangs assisted the visi- tors. Riverton added two more in the fifth to lead 10-2, and Lovell pushed across a final run in the bottom of the seventh to reduce the final deficit to three. Dillon Pickett went the dis- tance on the mound for the Mus- tangs, and struck out eight. "He stayed in there and kept working, Petorson noted. Pickett also had three hits for the Mustangs, Adey two. Lovell gained a crack at third place and some district tourna- ment momentum by beating River- ton 8-6. May went the distance on the mound, scattering eight hits in a solid performance. "He pitched a good game," Pe- terson said. Lovell trailed 2-0 until a four- run third put the Mustangs on top. Dillon Pickett ripped a two-run double during the inning. Riverton tied the score at 4 with two in the fourth, but Lovell plated two in the fifth and two in the sixth on a run- scoring two-bagger by Kyle Petor- son to lead 8-4. Riverton added two more in the seventh inning. Dillon Pickett fmished 3-4 with two RBIs, while Peterson went 1-3 with three RBIs. The Mustangs fmished the regular season with a 10-30 record. Lovell Mustangs second baseman Jake Adey fires the ball to first base to complete a double play during Lovell's 6-3 win over the Cody Cubs Friday afternoon. The Mustangs are competing in the district tournament in Powell this week. DAVID PECK The team of Tyler Angell, Kade Baxendale and Kevin Winterholler captured the Pioneer Day Golf Tournament at the Foster Gulch Golf Course Fri- day. Placing second in the best-ball tournament was the trio of Randy Wacker, Eric Honeyman and Cleve Wilson, while the team of Jake Bischoff, Jay Bischoff and TJ Green placed third. The trio of Lar- ry Woodington, Charlie Cooley and Pat Croft fin- ished fourth. Flag prizes were won by Eric Honeyman, Dan Wolvington, TJ Green, Tyler Angell, Cameron Frates, Lynette Frost, Peggy Denzin, Jay Bischoff, Bruce Wolsey, Ryan Nicholls, Charlie Cooley and Cleve Wilson. Deuces were earned by the Angell]Baxendale/ Winterholler team, the Wacker/Honeyman/Wilson team and the team of Cameron Frates, Peggy Den- zin and Lynette Frost. Randy Wacker takes a swing during the Cowley Pioneer Day Golf Tournament on Friday held at Foster Gulch Golf Course in Lovell. PATti CARPENTER The team of Kirk Morgan and Randy Wack- er captured top honors at the sixth annual Pitch and Putt event Saturday at the Foster Gulch Golf Course. The fundraiser for Northwest College schol- arships includes 18holes of golf and 40 horse- shoes. Placing second was the team of Mike Kitch- en and Mike McCollam, followed by the duo of Jim Pollack and George Preis and the team of Gene Shuler and Jerald Preis. Top golfers were Wacker (75) and Pat Par- mer (87), while the top horseshoe pitchers were Pat Bacus (52) and Pat Parmer (43). There were 24 entries for the tournament. This is the fifth year the event has been held in Lovell after a year in Powell, organizer Rick Parmer said. Funds are gathered from individ- ual and business sponsors in Big Horn and Park counties. The money raised goes to NWC to sup- port scholarships for agriculture students, two scholarships each for students from Big Horn and Park counties each year. The golf and horseshoe tournament is the final event in the fundraising chain annually, Parmer said. Through silent auctions at the tournament and chipping contest, organizers make nearly enough money for an additional scholarship each year. "We have been lucky in the past years to have enough money that funds can be placed in an escrow account with the college for scholar- ships in the future," Parmer said. "Some of the money in the account has qualified for match- ing funds from the State of Wyoming, which, of course, helps the overall scholarship picture a great deal." DAVID PECK George Preis lets a shoe fly at the stake. Preis played at both horseshoe competitions Saturday, Pitch Putt at Foster Gulch Golf Course and the Cowley Pioneer Day horseshoe tournament. Track and field athletes win medals at Big Sky State Games, in, Billings :/: Several athletes from Lovell of 31-4 and the shot put with a were among those participat- toss of 16 feet. ing in track and field at the BigQuinn Lindsay won a silver Sky State Games in Billings over medal in the discus, also in the the weekend, according to local 8-9-year-old male division, with a throwing coach Chad Lindsay. throw of 32,10 and a silver in the Sierra Montanez won a gold shot put at 18-43A. medal in the shot put in the AJMontanez competed inthe 14-15-year-old female division, open division for ages 19-29 and throwing 25-4. She also won a sil- placed second in the 16-pound ver in the discus, tossing the disc shot with a throw of 42-4 and 58-4. fourth in the 2-kg discus at 124 CJ Lindsay won a silver reed- feet. al in the 55-meter dash with a Brothers CJ and Quinn Lind- time of 8.94 in the 8-9-year-old say also ran the 100-meter dash, male division. He also won bronze and CJ placed fourth overall with medals in the discus with a throw a time of 16 seconds flat. BY DAVID PECK Riverton put the game out of They won two of three games reach with six runs in the top of at the district tournament. They the sixth inning. outscored their opponents 37-16. North Big Horn clobbered And yet the ll-12-year-old North Powell 11-5 on Thursday. Big Horn Little League All-Stars "Everyone hit the ball well. I are not going to the State Little think everyone got a hit," Coach League Tournament due to the Schneider said. "Powell had sev- district tournament's single-elim- en ll-year-olds. They're going to ination format, be good next year." A first-round loss to River- Wyatt Horrocks got the start ton Wednesday doomed the NBH on the mound for North Big Horn, stars as far as a state tournament and Trey Dickerson and Ethan berth, so they took it out on their Price pitched in relief. next two opponents, clobberingFriday found the North Big Powell and Kemmerer. Horn stars matched up with Coach John Schneider said Kemmerer, and NBH won go- North Big Horn had defeated Ri- ing away, 24-0, in four innings. verton four previous times at var- Dickerson started on the mound ious tournaments this season, and allowed one hit over three but Wednesday wasn't North Biginnings, Schneider said. Garrett Horn's Day as the team fell to Ri- Vezain pitched the fourth. North verton 11-2. Big Horn led 18-0 after two in- "We were hitting the ball, butnings. it was right to them," Schneider The game was the final Con- said. "We only had three hits." test for most of the North Big Horn Jeremy Schneider got NBH team, although two players- Jere- on the scoreboard in the bottom of my Schneider andWyatt Horrocks the first inning with a solo home -- have been selected for the a Wyo- run, and he also pitched two ming All-StatoLittleLeaguetoam scoreless innings until removed that will compete in Denver over due to a pitch count after three the Labor Day weekend. innings. Brent Snyder finishedAlong with Schneider and up on the mound. Horrocks, 12-year-olds on the Trailing 1-0, Riverton ralliedNorth Big Horn squad included for three runs in the third and Tristan Jewell, Brent Snyder, La- two in the fourth. North Big Horn than May, Trey Dickerson, Gar- cut the lead to 5-2 with a run in rett Vezain and Antonio Garza. the fifth when Snyder tripled and Three players were ll-year-olds: scored on a Schneider sacrifice fly Mikkel McIntosh, Ethan Hessen- to deep right field, thaler and Ethan Price. 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