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Raiders pummeled by Casper Oilers

Jun 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Riverton is 6-6 on the American Legion baseball season.

Casper powered its way to a 21-0 American Legion victory over the Riverton Raiders Tuesday afternoon at Mike Lansing Field in Casper.

The game was set for nine innings, but was stopped after seven because of the 10-run rule.

The Oilers are now 2-0 on the season against the Raiders. Casper beat Riverton 26-3 earlier at Roy Peck Field. The Raiders are 6-6 on the year.

"We were a little short-handed on Tuesday," Riverton manager Jeremy McCormick said. "Some things just didn't go our way."

Riverton had nine players dressed for the non-conference game.

"It does make a little bit more challenging," said McCormick about having no substitutes.

Riverton was coming off a doubleheader sweep against Rawlins on Thursday.

The Raiders will be back in action on Tuesday in a doubleheader vs. the Green River Knights at Roy Peck Field.

Riverton is 1-1 on the season with the Knights.

"It should be a pretty good game with Green River," McCormick said.

Start times for the Green River games are 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Casper 21, Riverton 0

Johnny Souza started on the mound against the Oilers and lasted five innings. Souza hadn't pitched since he threw 139 pitches in the loss to Casper.

The Oilers crossed home plate early and often in the first four innings, producing four runs in the first inning. The Oilers scored three runs apiece in the next three innings to break the game wide open.

Gerald Childers came on after Souza, but the Oilers added eight more runs in the sixth inning.

"Casper hit the ball well, but we had some errors," McCormick said.

Riverton only managed three hits off Casper's pitching staff.

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