Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorIt begins with a doubleheader Thursday against Green River.
After losing four games at the Powell tournament, the Riverton Raiders will host four straight conference games this weekend.
The critical homestand begins Thursday night in a doubleheader with Green River.
The first game starts at 5 p.m. at Roy Peck field.
Riverton is 10-14 overall, but 3-1 in conference play.
"This stretch is pretty huge for us," Riverton manager Brady Beers said.
Riverton lost to green River 8-0 earlier this year. The game was played on the first weekend of the season.
"In the last couple of years, Green River always has an attitude that they are going to show up and try to beat you," Beers said. "That is where they bring an edge."
Riverton hosts Evanston on Saturday afternoon.
Riverton lost to Cody 10-0 on Friday afternoon. The Raiders fell to Douglas (13-0) and Billings, Mont, (17-4).
Cody's John Beaudrie thew a no-hitter vs. the Raiders.
"Overall, the toughest team that we played was the Billings Halos," Beers said. "The toughest team that we had in general was Douglas, because we gave them too many opportunities."
Cody's ace had 13 strikeouts.
"John throws hard, and he had a pretty mean curve ball that had our guys fumbling to hit it," Beers said.
The Casper Drillers downed Riverton 11-5 on Sunday in the eighth-place game.
Powell Pioneers 7 Lovell Mustangs 3
Miles City, Mont, 13 Lovell Mustangs 1
Cody Cubs 10 Riverton Raiders 0
Douglas Cats 2 Billings, MT Halos 1
Miles City, Mont, 10 Powell Pioneers 1
Cody Cubs 8 Billings, Mont, Halos 5
Douglas Cats 13 Riverton Raiders 0
Douglas Cats 3 Cody Cubs 2
Billings, Mont, Halos 17 Riverton Raiders 4
Billings, Mont, Angels 16 Lovell 3
Powell Pioneers 13 Casper Drillers 3
Douglas Cats 13 Riverton Raiders
Casper Drillers 3, Lovell 2
Casper Drillers 13, Riverton 5
Billings, Mont, Halos, 12, Powell, 1
Cody Cubs 8, Billings, Mont, Angels 7
Miles City, Mont, 5, Douglas 0
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