Outlaws win three of five in Teton Classic

A joyous moment captured for fun for these five Evanston Outlaws, left to right, Ryan Fisher, Brendan Thompson, Seth Lloyd, Reid Gross and Cris Periman. These five will complete their American Legion careers with the end of the 2019 campaign. (COURTESY PHOTO/Lora Periman)

EVANSTON  The Evanston Outlaws Post 41 American Legion Baseball team won three of five games in the Teton Classic tournament in Jackson this past Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7. The Outlaws fell to the host Giants, 2-1, on Thursday but turned around and evened the score with Park City, 6-3. On Friday, Evanston made it two in a row with a 9-6 victory over the Billings Cardinals. The Outlaws lost a heartbreaker on the final play of the game to Lone Peak on Saturday, 9-8, but won their last time out on Sunday with a 6-4 victory over Idaho Falls.

Jackson 2 Evanston 1

Both teams were strong on the mound on Thursday, but the Jackson Giants was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over the Evanston Outlaws on Thursday in a game that began at 10 a.m. 

Ethan Beus started the game for Evanston and recorded 18 outs. The Jackson Giants fired up the offense in the first inning. Fairbanks singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. The Giants pulled away for good with one run in the fourth inning. when Beus induced Walker to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored. Moya got the win for the Giants. He allowed three hits and one run over six and one-third innings. Ellingson threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. 

Beus took the loss for the Outlaws. He surrendered two runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out one.

Reid Gross, Jagger Mitchell, Ryan Fisher, and Casey Periman each collected one hit in the game for a total of four, compared to nine hits for the Giants.

Evanston had one error in the contest and the Giants did not commit an error in the field.

Evanston 6 Park City 3

The Outlaws exacted a bit of revenge during their second game on the 4th of July which got underway at 12:30 p.m., with a 6-3 victory over the Park City Miners. Park City handed Evanston a 7-6 loss on Friday, June 28, in the Firecracker tournament in Heber City, Utah.

Evanston got their offense started in the first inning when an error scored one run on a Mitchell grounder that scored Fisher. Mitchell would also score on a Gus Allred double to give the Outlaws a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Park City Miners tied things up at two. Lexie drove in one when he singled. 

Allred was the winning pitcher for Evanston, allowing six hits and three runs over seven innings while striking out seven.

Ryan C took the loss for the Park City Miners. He allowed four hits and two runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Casey Periman went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Outlaws at the plate. C led Park City Miners with two hits in four at-bats.

Evanston 9 Billings 5 

On Friday, July 5, the Outlaws took on the Cardinals of Billings, Montana, and emerged victorious, notching their second consecutive win in as many tries. The Outlaws fired up the offense in the second inning and never looked back, leading wire-to-wire. An error scored two runs for Evanston in the frame. Evanston did commit three errors on the day compared to two for the Montana team.

Lloyd was credited with the victory for Evanston. He allowed ten hits and four runs over six innings, striking out five and walking one. Mitchell threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Jace Buchanan took the loss for the Billings Cardinals. He allowed nine hits and seven runs over five and one-third innings, striking out one.

Both teams totaled 11 hits in the game. Casey Periman, Lloyd, Thompson, and Mitchell each had multiple hits for Evanston. 

Lone Peak, Utah 9 Evanston 8

The Outlaws suffered a heartbreaking loss on Saturday against a team from Lone Peak, Utah, on the final play of the game. The game was tied at eight with Lone Peak batting in the bottom of the ninth when Barnes singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Evanston had led the entire ballgame until Lone Peak tied things up in the bottom of the seventh inning on a solo home run by Anderson.

In the first inning, Evanston got their offense started. Lloyd singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Evanston scored four runs in the second inning. The offensive firepower for Post 41 was led by Gross, Mitchell and Casey Periman, all driving in runs in the frame.

Lone Peak scored three runs in the second inning led by Gambill and Christensen, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Easton took the win for Lone Peak. He went three and one-third innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out two and walking zero. Barnes threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen. Hatch started the game for Lone Peak, Utah. He lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out one.  

Derf Periman took the loss for Evanston. He lasted two innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out two and walking one.

Fisher started the game for the Outlaws. He surrendered seven runs on 10 hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Evanston tallied ten hits on the day. Gross, Allred, and Fisher each had multiple hits for Evanston.

The Outlaws notched a 6-4 win on Sunday against Idaho Falls, Idaho, to close out the Teton Classic. Evanston heads to the Cedar Summer Showdown with games against Canyon View, North Sevier and Fremont, Utah, July 11-13.

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