CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Mustangs split a pair of games Saturday in Thornton, Colorado.
Cheyenne (18-19) started the day with a 6-1 loss to the Colorado Yard Dawgs before beating the Colorado Roughriders 19-3.
The Mustangs couldn't overcome a slow start in the loss to the Yard Dawgs.
The Yard Dawgs got on the board to start the first inning with the help of a pair of stolen bases. Colorado extended its lead even further by adding four more runs in the top of the third to break away to a 5-0 lead.
A sixth run by Colorado in the sixth inning put them firmly in control.
But the Mustangs found a way to get themselves on the board off an RBI single from Cade Connell, scoring Lukas Moore, with the pair collecting both of Cheyenne's hits for the game. But it wasn't enough to get the Mustangs back into the contest.
Grayson Brain tossed the first three innings for the Mustangs, allowing three hits and five runs, two earned. Brain threw one walk and no strikeouts. Xander Jarosh stepped in for the final four outings, allowing four hits and just a single run, tossing two strikeouts and two walks.
Against the Roughriders, Cheyenne scored five runs in the first inning and seven in both the second and third to take the win.
Jarosh was 3 for 3 with four RBIs, while Connell, Dylan Doan and Orry Davis were also all 3 for 3. Doan and Davis had two RBIs apiece.
Jacob Knipper added two hits – including a double – and three RBIs. Logan Homar drove home three runs.
C.J. Jackson added a double, while Doan worked three innings on the mound to get the win.
Cheyenne hosts the Colorado Springs Cage Rats in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pioneer Park.
YARD DAWGS 6, CHEYENNE 1
Yard Dawgs…… 104 001 0 – 6 7 1
Cheyenne…… 000 001 0 – 1 2 1
Yard Dawgs pitching: Marlow, Stahl (5) and Krza. Cheyenne pitching: Brain, Jarosh (4) and Connell.
W: Marlow. L: Brain.
2B: Yard Dawgs 1 (Krza).
CHEYENNE 19, ROUGHRIDERS 3
Roughriders…… 020 1 – 3 1 0
Cheyenne…… 577 X – 19 19 1
Roughriders pitching: Proffitt, White (3) and McDonald. Cheyenne pitching: Doan, Moore (4) and Jackson.
W: Doan (2-0). L: Proffitt.
2B: Roughriders 1 (Moreno); Cheyenne 2 (Jackson, Knipper).