By: Dave Collins, Sports Director
⚾|Thursday's Legion Baseball Scoreboard
Gering SRs 9, Casper 8
What started out as a defensive game and scoreless tie through four innings quickly took off between Gering and Casper. Gering started the frame with five runs, Casper answered with seven, and all of the sudden it was 7-5 Casper heading into the back end of the contest.
Gering still had some electricity in the bats – Jarred Beamon cranked a two-run homer in the seventh to tie it at seven, and Riley Schanamen launched a two-run homer later in the inning to give Gering a 9-7 lead and they would go on to win 9-8.
Colorado Ducks 4, Alliance SRs 1
Ducks pitcher Urbano Marquez threw a complete game victory and held Alliance to only five hits. Marquez struck out five and didn't walk a batter, throwing a very efficient 73 pitches in his seven innings.
Mario Garcia had the most success for the Alliance lineup with a pair of hits, but Alliance couldn't get anything other than singles off Marquez.
Collin Schrawyer pitched into the fourth inning as the Alliance starter and yielded three runs with three strikeouts. Trevor DuBray struck out four in his 2 1/3 innings.
Gillette, WY 8, Alliance SRs 0
Gillette was consistent throughout the first four innings, adding runs each frame to build the lead and no-hitting Alliance Thursday.
Hayden Sylte pitched the complete game, a Perfect Game, not allowing any hits, walks, hit batters or errors defensively. He struck out five Spartans and didn't walk a batter. It took just 53 pitches to get the job done.
Gillette took the early lead 2-0 after one, added another in the second, and two more in the third before a three-run fourth inning put the game well out of reach.
Imperial JRs 7, Ogallala 1
Six runs in the sixth inning turned a scoreless tie into a rout Thursday. Imperial went up 6-0, which was plenty of run support by limiting Ogallala to just three hits in the game.