Outlaws start season with 4-game win streak

EVANSTON — The Evanston Outlaws are off to a hot start to the American Legion baseball season. The team has a 4-0 record after putting a whooping on Green River on Thursday, 24-1.

“The team’s looking good,” coach Jason Lloyd said, “looking good for as young as we are.”

Lloyd said the pitching staff is getting stronger and building stamina.

“The pitching seems to be getting better,” he said. “They go a little longer in the game and the pitch count is going up.”

The Outlaws’ season began on May 1, when they beat Rock Springs 10-4. They followed that win with another one two days later, besting the Green River Knights 7-1. They played Rock Springs again on May 8, earning an 11-6 victory.

“The kids are having fun and playing well,” Lloyd said.

He looks for more of the same as the season progresses.

“We’ve got a couple of young pitchers we’re going to throw tomorrow,” Lloyd said Monday. (The team will host Rock Springs Tuesday, May 15, at 6 p.m.) “There’s a big tournament this weekend in Jackson, so we’re saving our big arms for that.”

He said the team has been working on hitting, situational plays and playing some small ball.


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