Valley regulators on the diamond fell in two games at state

Kole Behunin drives in two with a triple.

Game against Powell was close, tough, but ended in a loss

GILLETTE — After a successful regular season, the Bridger Valley Regulators entered the Legion B state tournament in Gillette with a 19-5 record.

Temperatures soared as the Valley boys took the field on Thursday, July 15, against the vaunted Sheridan Jets. Jackson Rees was the starting pitcher for the Regulators. Unfortunately, the Regulators fell behind early and couldn’t come back against the eventual state champions, falling 11-2. Cash Henrie relieved Rees, allowing only three runs in five innings. Carson Eardley and Josh White each managed two hits to lead Post 36. Eardley and Kole Behunin each drove in a run in the loss.

Last Friday, July 16, held witness to quite possibly the best game of the entire tournament. The Regulators took on the Powell Pioneers with Josh White starting on the mound.

In a wild, back and forth battle, the Legion boys took the game into extra innings when White drove in the tying run in the bottom of the seventh. After a scoreless eighth, Powell managed to score four runs in the top of the ninth. Konner Schneider reached base with a walk followed by a Sean Rogers single.

With two on, Behunin hit a drive to center field for a stand-up triple, scoring both runners. He then came home on a passed ball pulling the Regulators to within one run. It was not to be for the boys of summer however, as the rally ended there. The game ended with a Powell victory 10-9.

The American Legion Post 36 Bridger Valley Regulators would like to thank all the coaches, parents, volunteers, and sponsors for an outstanding season.