WHEATLAND – The Wheatland Lobo baseball team went 3-2 last week, including splitting with conference foe Cheyenne on Tuesday and going 2-1 at a weekend tournament in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
On Tuesday, the Lobos traveled to Cheyenne where Wheatland won game one 8-3 but came up short in game two, 12-7.
In the win, the Lobos capped off the game with three runs in the seventh to pull away from the Hawks.
Cross Hernandez and Noah Whitfield had three hits apiece, going 3-for-4 at the plate each. The duo combined for five RBIs and three runs scored.
Ned Hageman was the winning pitcher of record, striking out nine over six innings.
In game two, Wheatland jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings, but Cheyenne exploded for five runs in the third. The home team added a run in the fourth to go along with two in the fifth and three in the sixth to salvage a split.
Hernandez went 3-for-4 at the plate again with three RBIs. Jake Hicks and Kade Preuit tallied two hits apiece.
Langdon Goodrich was tagged with the loss, striking out one and giving up seven earned runs.
at Scottsbluff tournament
Over the weekend, the Lobos took part in the Scottsbluff Screenprinting Wood Bat Tournament, finishing the event with a 2-1 record.
The Lobos opened the tournament with an 8-1 victory over the host WESTCO Zephyrs on Friday evening.
After three scoreless innings Wheatland broke the tie with a run in the fourth, adding two runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.
WESTCO’s lone run came in the bottom of the sixth.
Mytchell Pollock struck out five and gave up only one earned run over 6 1/3 innings of work.
On Saturday, Wheatland blew out the Casper Drillers, 10-2.
The Lobos jumped on Casper in the bottom of the seventh inning with seven runs. Wheatland added two in the third and one in the fourth in a contest which was called after five innings.
Hageman went 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored, while JP Anderson went the distance for the Lobos, striking out two.
In the final game of the weekend, Wheatland came up short against the Buckley Bombers, 8-6.
Buckley pounced on the Lobos early, grabbing a 7-2 lead after only two innings.
Wheatland chipped away at the deficit with three runs in the fifth and one in the seventh, leaving a runner stranded at third after a caught stealing ended the game.
Wheatland’s record is now 18-11 heading into the home stretch of the regular season.