Laramie Rangers Return to the Gem City and Begin a Homestand [VIDEO]
The Laramie Rangers will make their home debut Tuesday night at Cowboy Field when they host the Loveland, CO Aces in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.
Laramie is 6-6 on the season after they were swept in a conference twin bill by Post Six in Cheyenne on Monday night. The Rangers lost the opening game, 11-0, and fell in the nightcap, 7-3.
In the video above, manager Aaron Lozano spoke with KOWB’s David Settle after Monday’s games in Cheyenne. He touched on the team’s play against Post Six, the start to their season, and looking forward to playing at Cowboy Field.
After winning their first two games of the seasons at Wheatland back on June 1, the Rangers split their next eight games.
At Douglas on June 5, Laramie lost the first game, 9-7, but rallied to win the second one, 10-4. The same happened at Casper on Tuesday, June 9. They lost the opener, 6-5, but came back to win the second one 8-2.
Last Thursday and Friday, Laramie went 2-2 in the Dean Bullock Memorial Tournament in Torrington. The Rangers began the tourney with a 12-6 win over Wheatland. They let a late lead slip away and lost in extra innings, 7-5, to Rocky Mountain. Against the host Tigers, Laramie lost 14-2, but they battled back and defeated Severance, CO, 11-9.
In Monday’s conference action, Cheyenne scored four times in the first inning and added six more runs in the second. They went on to beat the Rangers 11-0 in four-and-a-half innings. The game was shortened due to the 10-run mercy rule. Laramie led 2-0 thanks to a walk, a single, and two wild pitches that allowed runners to score. Post Six tied it with two runs in the first and took a 3-2 lead with a run in the second inning. The Rangers rallied within 5-3 in the fifth on Caleb Eaton’s RBI-single that scored Garrett Dodd. Cheyenne put a pair of insurance runs across the plate in the sixth for the final margin.
In the two games, Laramie had eight hits on offense, four in each game. Calvin Webb had a pair of hits in the opener. He was the lone Rangers player with multiple hits in either game. Darek Squires took the loss in game one, while Ryan Chamberlain battled but suffered the loss in the nightcap.
Today’s twin bill against Loveland is the start of an eight-game homestand over the next week for Laramie. They added two games on Saturday, July 20 against Jefferson out of the Denver area. Those will be at 1 and 3 p.m. The non-senior varsity players will face the Westco Express from Scottsbluff, NE in a doubleheader Sunday starting at noon. The Rangers homestand will conclude next Tuesday, June 23, with a pair versus the Casper Oilers. That doubleheader starts at 5 p.m. from Cowboy Field.
KOWB (AM 1290) will provide live coverage of game two tonight starting at approximately 6:45 p.m. We will also carry game two on Sunday and game two next Tuesday. A conflict prevents KOWB from airing either of Saturday’s games.
As always, David Settle will call the action on the radio or you can listen anywhere with the KOWB mobile app.