Post 6 wins opener at Pueblo tourney
CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne American Legion Post 6 baseball team held off Las Vegas Durango 8-7 on the first day of the Andenucio Memorial tournament Thursday in Pueblo, Colorado.
Right-hander Max Pedroza worked the final 1⅓ innings to pick up the save. He took the mound with the bases loaded, and walked a batter to help Durango cut Cheyenne’s lead to 8-7. He struck out the next hitter to get out of the sixth.
Pedroza got the game’s final two outs with runners on first and second.
Sophomore left fielder Jackson Hesford was 3 for 3 with two doubles and five RBIs. Pedroza was 2 for 4.
Post 6 (24-9) faced Pueblo Azteca late Thursday. The game ended after the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s print deadline.
CHEYENNE 8, LAS VEGAS 7
Las Vegas…… 000 043 0 – 7 9 2
Cheyenne…… 031 220 X – 8 9 4
Las Vegas pitching: Mayo, Danchek (5) and Collins. Cheyenne pitching: Applgarth, Rodriguez (5), Pedroza (6) and Johnson.
W: Applegarth (2-0). L: Mayo. S: Pedroza (2).
2B: Las Vegas 1 (De la Rosa); Cheyenne 3 (Hesford 2, Vite).