The Laramie Rangers American Legion baseball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Alan Tellinghuisen Tournament in Spearfish, S.D.
The Rangers scored four runs over the final two innings to defeat Miles City, Montana, 10-7, which extended their winning streak to six. Later in the day, Laramie fell to Sturgis, S.D., 5-4 as Sturgis scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning.
Laramie is now 7-12 on the season.
Against Miles City, the Rangers scored four runs in the bottom of the second. The big hit was a two-run single by Caleb Eaton. Laramie also scored runs on a hit-by-pitch and an error.
The Rangers scored two run in both the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings. Alex Flores had an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. The other runs in those innings came off a wild pitch, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
Eaton was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in the game. Flores was 1-for-2 with three RBI. Ramon Gomez had an RBI double in the bottom of the first.
Against Sturgis, Gomez had a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth that tied the game at 2-2. Sturgis scored two runs in the top of the sixth. One run scored on a Laramie error, and the other on a sacrifice fly.
In the bottom of the sixth, Juddson Church hit a two-run single to tie the game at 4-4. Sturgis’ winning run in the top of the seventh scored after a single, but the runner reached base due to a Laramie error.
Church was 2-for-2 at the plate for the Rangers.
Laramie concludes the tournament with a 9 a.m. game today against Wheatland, a team the Rangers defeated twice last week in Torrington.