Legion

Photos by Scott Crabtree/The Daily Sentinel

Gene Taylor’s pitcher Ryder Mancuso throws to first baseman Will Applegate to pick off Rocky Mountain’s Kirin Lawing in the third inning of the American Legion state championship game Wednesday. Taylor’s rallied for two runs in the seventh inning, but lost to the Lobos 4-3 at The Diamond at Bus Bergman Sports Complex. Logan Cardoza, below, settles under a fly ball.

Nick Campbell kept fouling off pitches Wednesday, trying to find something to drive through the infield and get the tying run home.

His ground ball was scooped up by Rocky Mountain second baseman Nate Eliason, who threw Campbell out at first to end the Gene Taylor’s American Legion team’s season with a 4-3 loss in the state championship game, stranding the tying run on third.

Taylors

Scott Crabtree

Logan Cardoza settles under a fly ball to left field Wednesday during the American Legion state championship game at The Diamond at Bus Bergman Sports Complex. Gene Taylor’s lost to the Rocky Mountain Lobos 4-3.

Legion

Scott Crabtree

Ryder Mancuso threw four innings of relief Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits. He struck out five in Gene Taylor’s 4-3 loss to the Rocky Mountain Lobos in the American Legion state championship game.