Wins come slow for Price Legion team
The Price American Legion team is about half way through their season and they are seeing some success and have weathered some tough losses as well. Last week the team racked up a pair of wins against Moab. Then they suffered a pair of losses to Union with the scores of 8-1 and 17-7.
Over the weekend they traveled to Green River, Wyo., and dropped an 8-3 game to Steam Boat and had a 12-2 loss to Green River, Wyo. On Friday they managed a 9-6 victory over Rawlings before taking a 6-4 defeat at the hands of Lowell, Wyo. Finally on Sunday they dropped a 11-6 game to Riverton.
In the Moab win, Tyson Damron pitched a complete game despite allowing four runs in the first two innings. The offense for Price kicked in gear and piled up 14 runs as Damron was able to shut down the Moab bats. No scores were available for the second game.
On Thursday at Roosevelt it was Joe Lopez that took the mound and the loss in game one and then Nick Rhoads on the mound in game two.
In Green River, Wyo., Damron threw another completed game against Steamboat and struck out 15. But Price was unable to get enough hits to get him the win.
In game two against Green River, Dalen Wilson took the mound. Carl Wilson blasted a two-RBI double. Price's first basemen Austin Adderly broke his nose fielding a short hop throw in game two. After being treated he returned to the game and felt good enough to blast a homer over the fence the following day.
On Saturday Dalen Wilson hit the long ball in game one against Lowell in the first game. Adderly popped his over in the second game of the day along with a grand slam by Carl Wilson that gave Price the win.
Coach Willie Ellington was pleased with the improvement his boys are making.
"Fundamentals make a difference, when they do the little things, we win, but when they forget, we lose big. But all in all it was a well rounded tournament with some good competition to help us be ready for the Helper tournament," he said.
Ellington is feeling that his team will be a little stronger as some of his players return from other commitments. He has been fielding a team at the bare minimum of nine players for many of the games.