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Zephyrs split with Spearfish

Zephyrs split with Spearfish

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Zephyrs split with Spearfish

Zephyrs centerfielder Wyatt Haught makes the catch behind teammates Hunter McCollum (19) and Jerod Balthazor (right) during the second game of their doubleheader against Spearfish, South Dakota, on Saturday, July 10.

It was the tale of two teams for the WESTCO Zephyrs on Saturday splitting their doubleheader with Spearfish, South Dakota.

In game one, Wyatt Haught turned in a commanding performance pitching a complete game shutout in the Zephyrs 8-0 win.

Haught struck out 10 batters and gave up just three hits and issued three walks.

“Wyatt really set the tone with strikes, and we had a lot of good base running there. We did a decent job of taking advantage of some of their mistakes,” Zephyrs coach Jeremiah Luber said. “But Wyatt on the mound really set the tone in that first game. He was killing it up on the mound. They weren’t really competitive against him.”

Carter Reisig had the hot bat for WESTCO in game one. He had two hits in three at-bats with three RBIs. He drove in two of the runs on a single in the fourth inning. Jerod Balthazor and Porter Robbins scored on the play to give WESTCO the 5-0 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Reisig knocked in Jace Heimerman to go up 8-0 for the last run of the game.

Porter Robbins was 1-for-4 from the batters box. Dario Rodriguez and Jerrett Richter each knocked in a run.

In game two, WESTCO took a 2-1 lead after one inning of play.

Spearfish, though, started to rally in fourth putting up one run in the inning. Spearfish added two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to close out the game.

Robbins took the loss pitching six innings. Hunter Garcia pitched one inning of relief in the seventh.

Hunter McCollum produced all of the Zephyrs offense smashing a two-run home run to left field.

Luber said his team was flat in the second game.

“They played way harder than we did in game two. They wanted it more than we did and that was extremely disappointing,” he said.

WESTCO travels to Cheyenne, Wyoming, today to take on the Post 6 Hawks in a doubleheader. Game times are 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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Jeff Van Patten is the sports editor of the Star-Herald. Jeff can be reached by calling 308-632-9048 or emailing jeff.vanpatten@starherald.com.

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