Lobos 1-3 against Torrington, Gillette

Wheatland’s Noah Whitfield (31) relays a throw to first baseman Ned Hageman (27) to record an out in the first inning of a 20-2 loss to Torrington on Wednesday, July 17. Kobey Preuit delivers a pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Torrington on Wednesday, July 17. Photos/Andrew Towne


WHEATLAND – The Wheatland Lobos went 1-3 last week with the team’s lone win coming against Gillette Rustlers in game one of a Saturday afternoon doubleheader.
The week began with a sweep at the hands of rival, Torrington on Wednesday evening.
The visiting Tigers jumped out to a 20-0 lead before Wheatland got two across in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Singles from Mytch Pollock, Ned Hageman, and Jake Hicks singled, driving in the first run of the game. Kade Preuit singled, loading the bases with one out, and Aric Suko hit into a sacrifice fly for the Lobos final run of the game.
Kobey Preuit, Pollock and Hageman went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Lobos. Preuit was tagged with the loss, striking out four over two innings of work.
In game two, Torrington jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning en route to a 7-1 victory over the Lobos.
The scored remained 2-0 until the top of the fifth when the Tigers added four more in the top of the fifth and the one more in the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth, Hageman singled with two out, driving in Luke Anderson, who had reached base courtesy of a Torrington error.
Hageman tallied two of the team’s five hits while taking the loss on the mound. Hageman struck out five over four innings of work.
On Saturday, the Lobos returned to the field with a 12-8 victory over Gillette.
Gillette was first on the scoreboard, but Wheatland countered with four in the bottom of the second.
Kade Preuit doubled to lead off the bottom of the second, while Kobey Preuit tripled to give the Lobos a 2-1 advantage.
It was a lead which Wheatland briefly gave up in the top of the fourth when Gillette plated five runs, taking a 6-4 lead.
The Lobos countered with an RBI groundout from Cross Hernandez, while Pollock followed it up with a solo home run to tie the game at six.
The Rustlers added one more run in the fifth before Wheatland pulled away in the home half of the frame.
Suko two-RBI triple put the Lobos back in front 8-7.
The triple sparked six runs for the Lobos as Wheatland pulled away for the 12-8 victory.
Hernandez and Pollock led Wheatland with three hits apiece, while the Preuit duo and Suko added two hits apiece.
In the final game, the Lobos were shutout 5-0 by Gillette.
The visiting Rustlers scored four runs in the first inning and ended the game with their final run in the seventh.

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