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Riverton Babe Ruth League creates summer travel team
May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Riverton has formed a 13- to 15-year-old traveling baseball team for the summer.
Riverton has games scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Babe Ruth field.
At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Rawlins and Lander will square off against each other. Riverton plays at 8 p.m. vs. Rawlins to end the first day.
Riverton opens the second day at 9 a.m. vs. Rawlins. Riverton and Lander battle at noon to conclude the two-day schedule.
The games are seven innings affair.
Cody Beers and Mike Axthelm coach the team.
"It's a good bunch of kids," Beers said. "This team was picked both for their skills on the field and the way they conduct themselves."
Riverton will play in a tournament on June 8-9 in Powell.
The team wants to play 10 games in June.
Riverton is well represented by the current Riverton Babe Ruth teams.
Brandon Fullerton, Josiah Washington and Teron Doebele are from the Phillies.
Jordan Mills and T.J. Paulsen were selected from the Angels. Josh Oaks, Devin Matsen and David Gard will play for the Rockies.
The Giants on the roster are Baylor Beers, Ryan Axthelm, Reed Axthelm, Kylan Shultz, Robert Buline and Steven Reinig.