DOUGLAS – Three Lobos were selected to play for the Wyoming Legion Baseball ‘A’ All-Star Game that was played August 6 in Douglas.
Kade Preuit, Ryland Petroski and Langdon Goodrich all saw action in a game where the East beat the West 9-2.
The East scored first blood and never looked back. Sporting a 4-2 lead into the final stanza, the East team came up with five insurance runs to seal the deal. It was the second annual all-star game and the series is now tied after this season’s victory.
“Yeah it was good to finally get a win out of an all star game,” said 2022 Wheatland High School graduate Kade Preuit. “I’m grateful for every game I was in. I just missed one thing in each which was winning. I’m glad I got to play with some teammates and friends from other teams in my final high school game. I’m grateful for being selected it meant a ton getting to play in that game with those guys.”
Langdon Goodrich also played his final high school game as his age next year will prevent him from participating.
“It was a super cool experience being able to play with all the people you’ve competed against all year,” Goodrich said. “The dugout environment was pretty light-hearted and everyone was just there to have a good time and play baseball. To be selected for an event like the all-star game is awesome. It’s something you dream about growing up. Playing in the game is cool because the stands are packed just to watch baseball, which pushes you to do your best on the field and make the most of your opportunities. It was cool to be able to dominate and beat the west by 7 runs. What made it the best was that we didn’t take the game overly serious and took it as an opportunity to have fun and interact with guys that you normally don’t get to interact with in a fun way.”
Ryland Petroski who was golden for the Lobos this year both in the field and in the batters box said he was grateful to be chosen to play.
“Being selected for the all-star game was a great experience,” Petroski said. “Being around a bunch of guys who are good at the sport and having full confidence that each and everyone of them would do their job was a cool feeling to have. For the majority of the game it was fairly close so the pressure was still there, but toward the end we started to hit the ball extremely well as we got past their good pitchers. Overall, it was a great experience and it was an honor to be selected to play for the East.”
First year head coach Braden Fagenbush had nothing but praise for his three all-stars.
“Langdon had a great super senior season,” Fagenbush said. “He worked hard in the off-season as a member of the UW club team to become a hitter and defender. In the past Langdon was a pitcher only and he was focused on finding a spot in the lineup. We were excited to see his production. He was a greater leader for us this season! Kade did a nice job for the lobos this season. He was a top 3 hitter in our lineup and top 3 in our pitching rotation. He anchored our defense in center field and covered a lot of ground for the lobos! Ryland had a good junior season for the Lobos. He was definitely one of our most consistent hitters and defenders. Ryland was our ace on the hill and did a good job in conference play. Ryland is a feared hitter in our lineup and rotation. I was very happy to see these 3 get the opportunity to represent the Lobos. There were 2 other guys that made the All-Star game for the Lobos and choose not to play. The two the choose not to play were Noah Whitfield and Jake Hicks.”