Roughriders Take Post 14 Title

The Gillette Roughriders clinched the 2014 Post 14 Tournament Championship, Sunday morning, with a 4-0 win over Excelsior, Minnesota, at the Jamestown Tournament, in Jamestown, North Dakota.

The Riders got a complete game shut out from starting pitcher Cody Eaton, threw two strike outs and gave up six hits as he picked up a win on the mound.

The Riders scored two runs in the top of the fourth and then two more in the top of the seventh, thanks, in part to an RBI double from Alex King.

The Riders followed that win up with an 11-5 win over Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Sunday afternoon.

Gillette jumped out to a 6-0 lead, in the top of the second, as Zach Donahoo and Jaylen Christopherson registered RBI singles, Jarran Arbach had a two-run single, and Josh Hughes drove home two runs with a double.

Hughes hit another double in the fifth, when the Riders would score four more runs. He finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Sunday morning’s win snapped what amounted to a seven game losing streak for the Riders, who went 0-4, last weekend, at the River City Classic Tournament in Boise, and then started this weekend by going 0-3.

Coon Rapids blanked Gillette, 6-0, Friday afternoon, and then Excelsior shut out the Riders 10-0 on Saturday morning.

On Saturday afternoon, Gillette lost a close one, 3-2, to Jamestown. Drayson Hladky, Alex King, and Josh Hughes each had two hits.

The Riders are now 41-30, and return home, Wednesday, to host Sheridan in a nine inning affair at Roughriders Stadium.

First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m., you can hear it on NewsTalk 1270 KIML and basinsradio.com with coverage underway at 5:45.

On Sunday, July 27th, local baseball players will have a chance to get noticed at the Under Armour National Baseball Tryout, presented by Baseball Factory, at Hladky Memorial Stadium.

The Baseball Factory says the tryouts allow participants to get discovered, get evaluated and get better.

Players entering grades 9 through 12, can try out between 9 am and 1 pm. Players entering grades 6 through 8 can try out between 1 and 5 pm.

It's the first time the Tryouts have ever come to Wyoming.

To sign up, call 1-800-641-4487, extension 101.

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