CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne Extreme under-18 fastpitch softball team breezed past Rock Springs – 18B in their opening game of pool play of the Wyoming State USS Tournament on Friday in Casper, 18-1.
Cheyenne dominated throughout the contest, scoring twice in the opening frame. The Extreme further added nine runs in the top of the third, and seven runs in the fourth to hold an 18-0 advantage.
Rock Springs found a way to get on the board in the bottom of the fourth, but it was much too late.
Cheyenne amassed 13 hits to Rock Springs’ 4.
Kaylee Wilson went 3 for 3 and Michael Moorhouse went 2 for 2. Jayden Gashler and Alexis Naughton each recorded 3 RBIs.
Moorehouse threw the first two innings, allowing no hits and no runs, striking out two and walking just one. Jordan Harris stepped in for the final two innings, allowing four hits and Rock Springs’ single run, while striking out two.
The Extreme dropped their second game of the day 5-4 to the 18U Gillette Blue Jays.
Cheyenne (38-12-3) fell behind 1-0 after Casper capitalized on a single, double and stolen base.
But Cheyenne gained some momentum with a three-run second inning with Maggie Seghetti and Brittney Lopez each hitting solo home runs.
Gillette scored a three-run inning of its own in the bottom of the fourth to retake the lead, but Cheyenne tied the game up at 4-4 in the sixth.
A pair of singles and an Extreme error allowed Gillette to secure the game winning run in the bottom of the sixth.
Lopez and Janey Adair each collected two hits out Cheyenne’s 10 total.
Ariana Galicia pitched all six innings, allowing 10 hits and five runs, four earned. She threw four strikeouts and no walks.
CHEYENNE 18, ROCK SPRINGS 1
Cheyenne.... 209 7XX X - 18 13 2
Rock Springs 000 1XX X - 1 4 8
Rock Springs pitching: Unavailable and Unavailable. Cheyenne pitching: Moorehouse, Harris (3) and Seghetti.
W: Moorehouse. L: Unavailable.
2B: Cheyenne 6 (Moorehouse 2, Seghetti, Stehwien, Wilson 2) HR: Cheyenne 2 (Gashler, Naughton).
GILLETTE 5, CHEYENNE 4
Cheyenne.... 030 001 0 - 4 10 2
Gillette 100 301 X - 5 10 2
Gillette pitching: M. Piercey and Williams. Cheyenne pitching: Galicia and Stehwien.
W: M. Piercey. L: Galicia.
2B: Cheyenne 3 (Galicia, Naughton, Stehwien). Gillette 3 (J. Piercey, Hardin, Carter). HR: Cheyenne 2 (Lopez, Seghetti).