JACKSON, Wyo. — The Post 43 Giants ran into an Evanston team hungry for payback last week as the Outlaws bested Jackson in all three meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Giants ace Parker Bleggi did not get rewarded for a decent outing Tuesday. He worked 5 1/3 innings allowing 7 runs on 11 hits while striking out 7. Just 4 of those runs were earned as the Giants played sloppy ball behind him.
Jackson just couldn’t put together hits when they needed them, falling to the Outlaws 10-6.
Things went much the same in the nightcap as the Giants dropped that one as well, 14-6. Giants pitcher Seth Christianson did not have his best stuff (10 hits, 11 runs, 5 walks), though Cooper Christensen turned in a solid effort toeing the rubber.
The Giants managed just 5 hits in the loss, with Christiansen 1-3, 1HR, 3RBI) and Aaron Moya (1-4, 2RBI) doing the bulk of the damage.
Fresh start on Wednesday afternoon but same result. Evanston was just too much for Jackson at home on their field. The Giants starter Kyle Cranston could not get past the 2nd inning as he threw 75 pitches, allowing 11 runs on 7 hits and 6 free passes. Bridger Hammond cleaned up nicely but the Giants were too far under a pile of Outlaw runs.
Final on Wednesday, Outlaws 13, Giants 2.
Jackson didn’t have to mull over the Evanston massacre for long as the Post 43 boys of summer jumped a bus to Cody for a tournament there over the weekend.
Other than Connor Lang, who had both of the Giants’ only hits, Jackson could not get the bats going against host Cody on Friday. The Giants wasted a solid effort by Aaron Moya who went the distance (6R, 9H, 3BB) for in the 6-1 loss to the Cubs
Jackson rebounded later that day with a thrashing of Gillette, 9-2.
Southpaw Steven Ashurts and Connor Lang combined to silence Gillette bats, scattering 8 hits and 2 runs as the Giants walloped Gillette 9-2.
Mason Wright (2-2, 3R), Parker Bleggi (3-4, 3R) and Connor Lang (who drove in 5 runs) had big days at the plate.
Jackson came out firing on Saturday with the momentum. The Giants trashed Powell 16-7, grabbing an early 6-0 lead after the 1st inning and never looking back.
Xander Witt grabbed the win for Post 43 in a strong starting effort. Aaron Huggins mopped up. Nearly every Giants in the batting order had a hit—Parker Bleggi, Nason Wright, and Grant Parkin had multiple hit days.
A rematch with Cody on Saturday was closer but still a loss for Jackson. The Giants early 1-0 lead was short-lived as the Cubs plated 3 in the 2nd and 3 more in the 3rd enroute to a 6-3 win.
Grant Parkin was impressive for the Giants, going all the way and working out of trouble when he had to.
The Giants are now 12-22 on the season. They host the Casper Oilers for two on Monday night at Giants Stadium. (July 13 – 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.)
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