Wildcats win slugfest, tourney title
The Fruita Wildcats outslugged Cheyenne Mountain for 12-10 victory Sunday and the championship of Best of the West U18 baseball tournament.
Kale Smith pitched the final four innings to earn the win, while Cody Basinger Logan McLennan and Gabe Treider each collected two hits to pace an 11-hit attack for the Wildcats (13-5), who won their second straight tournament. Dylan Row, Basinger and McLennan each drove in two runs. Row, Basinger and Keenan Duran hit doubles, and Casey Mays tripled.
Saturday, the Wildcats manufactured nine runs on five hits to beat the Central Warriors 9-5.
Basinger and McLennan had two hits apiece, and Basinger stole two bases. Winning pitcher Connor Cronkhite pitched the final three innings.