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Raiders chalk up two wins at GR tournament
Jun 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
A three-day American Legion baseball tournament in Green River resulted in a 2-3 record for the Riverton Raiders.
The Raiders fell to the Evanston Outlaws 4-0 and dropped a 3-2 decision to Price, Utah, on Friday.
In the second day, Douglas edged the Raiders 6-4.
Riverton closed out the day with a 13-0 victory over Rangely, Colo., on Saturday night.
Riverton outlasted the Jackson junior varsity team 12-9 Sunday to finish sixth.
The Raiders are now 8-8 on the season.
Behind the arm of Steven Reinig, the Raiders pounded the Colorado team without any problem.
Reinig pitched five innings for the victory, allowing just three hits.
The right-hander recorded nine strikeouts.
Riverton was up 2-0 after the first two innings before exploding for seven runs in the fourth.
Baylor Beers paced Riverton's attack with two hits.
Against Jackson, Riverton used a four-run first inning and a six-run fifth inning to secure victory. The Raiders smacked out 14 hits to Jackson's three.
Jackson's varsity team this year is playing on the AA level. Riverton is in the A division.
The Raiders will travel to Rock Springs on Wednesday for a conference rematch.
Last week, the Raiders swept Rock Springs, winning 8-7 in the first game and taking the second game due to a forfeit from the visiting team.
The forfeit came when Rock Springs manager was ejected from the game in the sixth inning.
The manager was the only coach on the bench, resulting in a forfeit when he was required to leave.
Green River Knight
Green River Knights 8, Rock Springs Archie Hay Post 24 7 Evanston Outlaws 4, Riverton Raiders 0
Price, Utah, 6, Douglas Cats 1
Evanston Outlaws 11, Rangely, Colo., 3
Price, Utah, 3 Riverton Raiders 2
Rock Springs 8, Jackson JV 5
Douglas Cats 11, Rangely, Colo., 3
Douglas Cats 6, Riverton Raiders 4
Douglas Cats 13, Evanston Outlaws 2
Riverton Raiders 13, Rangely, CO 0