Outlaws struggle in Post 320 Tourney

Derrick Calhoun Star Staff Writer
Monday, June 7, 2021

The Miles City Outlaws Baseball Club 19U baseball team struggle to close out the Post 320 Tournament, in Rapid City, SD.

After starting the tournament 1-1 the Outlaws finished the tournament on a four-game losing streak.

With the tournament in the books the Mavericks record moves to 20-10.

“It was a tough weekend for us. We got to see several top end arms, not all but some so we were very pleased with that and how our guys responded to those challenges, we didn’t do enough but there were some good moments,” Outlaws Head Coach Monty Frare said. “Our defense got better even though the score didn’t reflect it and we had a couple of our arms really pitch very well against good physical hitters.”

Frare added that his team needs to continue to keep getting better and they will.

“The boys were not happy with the weekend and know we can play better so that was also a good sign,” Frare said. “Sometimes baseball will kick you in the teeth and it sure did that to us over the weekend, but our guys will spit those teeth out and get back up. We got beat up pretty good so it was not a good weekend for us. We will do a better job of getting them ready for that level of competition because we will have to at the Williston tournament where there will be more good clubs which is good for us.”

The Outlaws are back in action starting Thursday, as they compete in a Williston Tournament. The tournament is being held in Williston, ND, from Thursday through Sunday.

Stars 16, Outlaws 1

The Outlaws played a single game on Friday night, playing the host team Rapid City Post 320 Stars.

The game started slow, with the Outlaws scoring one run in the second to the Stars two second inning runs. The Stars kicked things into overdrive over the last two innings, scoring six runs in the third inning and another eight in the fourth.

The game was called after four runs in accordance to the ten-run rule.

Sturgis 5, Outlaws 4

On Saturday morning the Outlaws carried a 3-1 lead all the way into the bottom of the seventh inning. In the bottom of the seventh, Sturgis’ last chance to get on the board they scored four runs, not only closing the gap but taking the lead and getting the win.

Sturgis outhit the Outlaws 8-5 in the game while taking advantage of four Outlaws errors.

Trae Awbery and Raymond Shawver each had two hits in the game for the Outlaws and Kade Mosley had one.

Cheyenne 14, Outlaws 0

In Saturday’s nightcap the Outlaws couldn’t get their bats going or slow down the bats of Cheyenne en route to a shut out.

Cheyenne scored four in the first inning, one in the second, six in the third and three in the fourth to come away with the 14-0 win.

Mosley had two hits for the Outlaws and Awbery had one.

Riders 32, Outlaws 13

Huge sixth and seventh innings for Gillette pushed them past the Outlaws in their high-scoring Sunday after match up. The game was 9-6 after four innings, 20-13 after five innings, and 32-13 after the final sixth inning.

Awbery and Smith both had three hits and two RBIs for the Outlaws to lead them at the plate. Jacob Hurr had two hits, and Maurina, Aaron Fenner, Damon Petroff and Shawver each had one.

(Contact Derrick Calhoun at mcsportsreporter@gmail.com or at 406-234-0450.)

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