Yuma’s 12U and 10U Cal Ripken baseball teams both went 1-2 in their respective state tournaments, last weekend.

However, the 12U team won its first game, leading to it placing third in its five-team tourney field and receiving medals for each player. The 10U team won in the losers’ bracket, after dropping its first game, so came away with nothing. It’s just the way it goes.

The 12U team did have a good run at the Southeast Denver complex, and was two runs away from advancing to the final.

It opened tourney play last Friday, July 7, with a dominating 13-3 win over East Central. Yuma scored six runs off of four hits in the first inning and never looked back, adding another four runs off of four hits in the second, and tagging on three more off of two hits in the fourth.

The Yuma 12U Cal Ripken baseball team took third place at the 2017 12U State Tournament, last weekend at Southeast Denver. Team members were Victor Perez, Ethan Gonzales, Andre Baucke, Yahir Trejo, Jesus Ross, Jake Hagemeier, Angel Escobar, Hugo Montes, Carson Lynch, Trey Stegman, Rydge Peterson, Chris Arambula and Skylar Chrestman. Coaches were Kyle Sprouse and Marc Peterson. (Photo by Glenda Perez)

Yahir Trejo had a double and scored three runs, Victor Perez one hit and two runs, Rydge Petersen two hits and two runs, Andre Baucke two hits and two runs, Jake Hagemeier one hit and two runs, Ethan Gonzales one hit and one run, and Chris Arambula two hits and one run.

Yahir Trejo pitched the first inning on the hill, followed by Petersen and then Escobar.

Yuma ran into Southeast Denver on Saturday, dropping a 12-1 decision. It was close until Southeast Denver erupted for a total of 10 runs in its last two at-bats. Escobar singled and scored on Trey Stegman’s single in the fourth, for Yuma’s only run. Arambula and Baucke pitched for Yuma.

Next up later Saturday was a losers’ bracket game with Pioneer.

Pioneer led 5-4 after three innings. Yuma took a 7-5 lead on Trejo’s three-run homer in the fourth. However, two error and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases for Pioneer in the top of the sixth, followed by a three-run double, and then another error led to a fourth run as Yuma found itself trailing 9-7.

Escobar hit a solo homer with one out in the bottom half, cutting the deficit to 9-8. Trejo was inte

The Yuma 10U Cal Ripken team went 1-2 at the 2017 10U State Tournament, last weekend in Lamar. Pictured above are: Front row (l-r) — Felipe Carranza, Lennox Huwa, Adrian Carranza, Reyli Trejo, Anderson Weathers, Zach Ptacnik and Tanner Himes; back row (l-r) — coach Jake Gordon, Caden McCreath, Brody Sheffield, Eric Wario, Noah Hansen, Carlos Wario and coach Jordan Sprouse. (Photo by Tim Sprouse)

ntionally walked with two outs, and reached third base representing the tying run, but a hard-hit ball to short ended the game.

Escobar had a homer and a double, and two runs, Arambula two hits and two runs, Trejo two homers, Perez two hits and one run, and Petersen two hits including a double. Trejo and Petersen pitched for Yuma.

It was feast or famine for the 10U team in Lamar. Yuma lost its first game last Friday by 10 runs to East Central. Brody Sheffield scored Yuma’s only run on Noah Hansen’s single, and Zach Ptacnik and Felipe Carranza each had a hit.

Yuma returned to the field later in the day to earn a resounding 17-6 win over Pioneer. The local boys scored four runs on five hits in the first inning, and kept it going from there.

Adrian Carranza had two hits and scored three runs, Caden McCreath four hits and three runs, Sheffield one hit and one run, Reyli Trejo two hits and three runs, Hansen one hit and two runs, Ptacnik one hit, Lennox Huwa one hit and two RBIs, F. Carranza one hit and one run, Anderson Weathers one run, and Carlos Wario two runs.

The 10U team was on the field again Saturday, seeing their stay end with a shutout loss to Lamar.

Also on the team were Eric Wario and Tanner Himes.


Major League teams

Pictured above is the ALD Automotive team that played in the Major League, the 9-12 year old baseball league with teams from Yuma, Wray, and Otis. Pictured are: Back row (l-r) — Deacon Brown, Jayden Serl, Parker Dressel, Forest Rutledge, Abraham Lopez, Carson Lynch, and Roman Bennett; front row (l-r) — Victor Vasquez, Adrian Carranza, Brody Sheffield, Felipe Carranza, Miles Rutledge, Damian Brown Missing from picture are Will Noble and coach Jon Lynch. (Photo by Tim Sprouse)

Pictured above is the Daylight Donuts team that finished second in the Major League, the 9-12 year old baseball league with teams from Yuma, Wray, and Otis. Pictured above are: Back row (l-r) — coach Marc Haruf, Jake Haruf, coach Breann Witte, Hugo Montes, Trey Stegman, Victor Perez, Jesus Ross, Javier Duran, and coach Rob Stegman; front row (l-r) — Anderson Weathers, David Covarrubias, Drew Cunningham, Tayte Smith, Noah Hansen, and Kyle Schuetz. Missing from picture is James Brandner. (Photo by Tim Sprouse)

Pictured above is the Equitable Savings & Loan team that played in the Major League, the 9-12 year old baseball league with teams from Yuma, Wray, and Otis. Pictured are: Back row (l-r) — Coach Alex Falconburg, Brandon Leuck, Jake Hagemeier, Bridger Lynch, Nicholas Pieper, Ethan Gonzalez, and Alex Ruiz; front row (l-r) — Eric Wario, Carlos Wario, Caden McCreath, Angel Escobar, Pablo Beaena, Reyli Trejo, and Tanner Himes. Missing from picture is coach Rory Lynch. (Photo by Tim Sprouse)