High-scoring affairs for Jackson Giants at Rock Springs Invite

JACKSON, Wyo. — A busy weekend of baseball for the Jackson Giants left the U18 Legion ball club with a .500 record on the road trip to the Rock Springs Invite. Jackson won one, lost one in a pair Saturday, and split a doubleheader on Sunday.

The Giants picked up their first win of the season when they trounced the Green River Knights, 14-0.

It was a short-lived celebration for Jackson, however. The Giants couldn’t find that earlier offense when they faced Evanston in their second game of Saturday play. Jackson lost to the Outlaws, 5-2.

On Sunday, Jackson again came out swinging. Fueled by Quentin Bruno’s 2-hit, 5-RBI game, the Giants cruised to a 17-1 victory over Rock Springs. Seth Christensen hurled a gem through four innings, allowing just one run in the opening frame and striking out 5.

The Giants took advantage of three Sand Puppies errors while walloping 17 hits in a game shortened to 5 innings by a 15-run ‘mercy-rule.’

Rock Springs had their revenge in the nightcap, pounding Jackson 12-4. The Sand Puppies took advantage of two extended innings where they scored six runs each in the 2nd and 4th innings. The first outburst chased Giant starter Connor Lang. Bridger Hammond was tagged with the other six runs.

Christiansen picked up two RBI for the Giants while Mason Wright had a 2-hit game. On the plus side, Jackson played error-free ball all day Sunday.

The Giants now stand at 2-3 on the season. They next host the Green River Knights for a game on Friday, June 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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