Laramie 11-12 All-Stars Win District Baseball Title
The Laramie 11-12 year old All-Stars cruised to their second consecutive District 2 Little League title with a 16-2 victory over Gillette last Friday.
Laramie hit three home runs and took advantage of nine walks and four Gillette errors.
A three-run home run from Kolton Brenneman gave the 11-12 All-Stars an early lead. Brandon Chavez added a solo blast as part of a three-run second inning for 6-0 lead. Laramie added four in the fifth and six in the sixth inning. That included a solo home run from Jake Vigen.
Manager Jerry Dodd said they played hard all week.
“They persevered. It’s been a long week, and they’re tired, but we had some guys step up that really gave us great at-bats. A couple of home runs in there by some guys that I know are capable of it. They came out focused and helped carry the team.”
Jaedyn Brown had three hits to lead a 12-hit attack. Brenneman finished with two hits and four RBI’s.
Brown also was the winning pitcher. He allowed one run on four hits over two-and-two-thirds innings.
Dodd added, “It’s nice to be the winner in your hometown, anytime. Now we can carry that momentum up to state.”
Laramie takes the top seed from District 2 to the Wyoming Little League State Tournament next Wednesday in Lovell. The 11-12 All-Stars will play Riverton at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27. Cody will take on Gillette at 4 p.m.
The 9-10 year old All-Stars lost to Gillette American 13-0 Friday and finished in third place at the district tournament.
Laramie had only two hits in the game by Max Stanard and Grant Vigen.
Gillette scored four in the first. They added five more in the second, including a home run. Four more runs in the third concluded the scoring.
Aidan Buchanan suffered the loss on the mound.
Later that day, Gillette American defeated Gillette National 15-13 for the district championship.