WHEATLAND – The 10U Lady Lobos defeated Torrington twice last Thursday night in a double-header at Lewis Park.
The first game saw a lot of fireworks off the bats from both teams as the Lobos defeated Torrington 15-11 in a close and heated contest. The second game saw less scoring, but provided some good softball from most of the girls who still aren’t in the double-digit age range.
“The girls played really well,” Lady Lobos head coach Brian Connell said. “In the first game our defense was on point and our pitchers were throwing a higher percentage of strikes.”
This is the first year in live pitching for all the pitchers on the 10U team.
“In the second game, our bats heated up,” Connell said. “There were several extra base hits that propelled us to the win.”
Last weekend the girls played in pool play and Saturday lost to Laramie 15-8, beat Scottsbluff in a nail-biter, 12-11 and ran out of steam while hitting a buzz saw in the late afternoon contest losing 14-2 to a tough WYCO team. The team played Prodigy Easton out of Denver Sunday morning but the score was not available by press deadline.
“Pitching was our Achilles’ heel right now,” Connell said. “But we will get there.”
The girls won’t be back to play in Wheatland until the week of the July 29.