The fifth time proved to be the charm for the Green River Knights as they defeated the Evanston Outlaws for the first time in five attempts, 6-1, on May 31 in Green River.
The Knights scored two runs in each of the first three innings behind the bats of Ty Sturglauson, Taydin Cave and Jax Peterson, along with field errors committed by the Outlaws.
Peterson was also the starting pitcher for the Knights, allowing zero runs on two hits over the course of two and two-thirds innings while walking one.
Brandon Wicks was on the mound for the Outlaws, giving up five hits and six runs over three innings, striking out two. Ryan Fisher pitched three innings of relief for Evanston.
Wicks and Fisher each had two hits for the Outlaws, who despite the 1-6 road loss, won the hitting battle, 7 hits to 5 for the Knights.
The loss drops the Outlaws seasonal mark to 12-3, and due to graduation festivities and camps for high school sports, the team is not scheduled to the field until June 15 in the Green River Invitational.
Though no conference games have yet been played, the Outlaws still hold a comfortable lead in the overall standings (below) of the American Legion AA West.
Evanston Outlaws 12-3
Jackson Giants 11-7
Casper Oilers 10-11
Rock Springs Sand Puppies 1-12