Submitted By Cheyenne Little League
Scoreboard operators were busy at Doc Romeo on Monday July 1st as Cheyenne Little League 9/10 All Stars and Mountain Ridge Little League 9/10 All Stars combined for 27 runs. The Cheyenne All Stars eventually won the offensive battle 19 to 8 in four innings.
Mountain Ridge All Stars jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a two-run blast by Branson Tressler, scoring Landon Hare started the inning off.
Cheyenne All Stars would pile on 12 runs in the top of the third. A bases loaded walk scored Dominic Mercado to get Cheyenne on the board for the inning.
The teams banged out a total of 15 hits between them, as well as five for extra bases.
Nineteen runs in the first three innings helped the Cheyenne All Stars blow out the Mountain Ridge All Stars. A two-run double by Jalen Jones, a passed ball, an RBI single by Garret Baker, an RBI single by Mike Cianci, a RBI single by Chance Mancilla and a passed ball during the second inning supplied the early offense for Cheyenne All Stars.
Mike Cianci racked up four RBIs on two hits including a 3 run home run for Cheyenne.
Garret Baker got the win for the Cheyenne All Stars despite allowing six runs over 2 2/3 innings. G. B. struck out five, walked four and gave up four hits.
Cheyenne All Stars closer Chance Mancilla put away the final four outs to record the save.
Manager Mike Cianci stated "Cheyenne Little League is very proud of our team. The kids played hard every game and showed heart in coming back in 2 games when they were down. Great job goes out to both the players and the coaches! Keep it up as we play for the State Championship."
Cheyenne 9/10 All Stars now move on to the state championship where they will face the District 1 Champion Washoe County on July 19th. The tournament will held in Las Vegas this year. Opening Ceremonies will take place on July 18th at Mountain Ridge Park (7151 Oso Blanca Rd). The Cheyenne 9/10 All-Stars ended the tournament 5-0 with 75 runs scored and only 15 runs allowed.
2013 Cheyenne Little League 9/10 All Stars Roster:
Manager: Mike Cianci Coach: Bob Tillman Coach: Gary Solermin
GARRETT BAKER, TROY BRUCE, LINCOLN BURKABILE, MICHAEL CIANCI, ASHTON HALLENBACK, JALEN JONES, ELIJAH JORDAN, CHANCE MANCILLA, DOMINICK MERCARDO, JORDAN MERLOT, CJ STANTON, GREG THIELEN, BOBBY TILLMAN