It was a long weekend for the American Legion Post 41, Evanston Outlaws. They lost three games. On Thursday, despite getting more hits than the East Idaho Rockies, the Outlaws lost the game 8-5. On Friday, they faced Utah’s Wasatch Black team and lost that one 8-4. Saturday, they lost to Utah’s PCH (pitch, catch and hit, a showcase club) and lost that game 5-2. The weekend wasn’t a total loss. On Sunday the Outlaws faced Wasatch Gold in a battle of the offenses and Evanston emerged victorious 11-6.
Against the Rockies, the Outlaws hit 13 compared to the Rockies eight hits but those eight hits were enough to win the game.
The Rockies took an early lead in the second inning but the Outlaws tied the game up at two in the third inning when Braedon MacDonald doubled, allowing two runs.
The Rockies took the lead for good in the fourth inning when Spencer Evans doubled off of a Beau Lloyd pitch and scored two runs.
The Outlaws mounted a comeback in the seventh inning thanks to a single by Cris Periman and a single by Brenden Thompson that scored three runs, but it was too late.
On Friday, the Outlaws faced Wasatch Black and both teams had opportunities. In the first inning, Seth Lloyd drove in two runs with a single.
Wasatch Black took the lead in the second inning by scoring four runs. It started when Parker Quenton singled and drove one run in and then Jake Allen hit a single, scoring another run and then Max Mobely hit a single and drove in the third run for Wasatch Black.
The Outlaws had eight hits for the game and Wasatch Black had 10 hits.
Saturday the Outlaws fell behind PCH early and just couldn’t find their way back. They did hit more than PCH, 6-4 but PCH took the lead in the first inning when D. Perkes drove in a run when he walked with the bases loaded. PCH did not commit a single error and Perkes made the most play with five.
The American Legion Post 41 Outlaws played Sunday against Wasatch Gold and Wasatch Gold took an early lead. In the first inning Chandler Stocking grounded out, which allowed a scoring run.
The Outlaws took the lead in the second inning and never looked back. Griffen Mitchell hit a single that scored a run and Reid Gross followed him with another single, and another run. Brandon Wicks smacked a double and two more runs lit up the board.
The Outlaws weren’t finished, in the fourth inning they scored three more runs. Wasatch Gold also had a big fourth inning by scoring three runs of their own.
The Outlaws had 15 hits in the game with Griffen Mitchell, Hunter Hicks, Seth Lloyd and Reid Gross getting multiple hits.