With just two innings left in the Spearfish Tournament championship game, the Douglas Cats found themselves trailing 8-2 against Wheatland.
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The Douglas Cats kept their state championship aspirations alive Monday night even as they posted their first loss and ended the first three games with a 2-1 record in Powell.
The Douglas Cats fell to the Casper Crush in a double header at Nida Field June 24, losing the first game by a slim 4-2 margin before struggling in the second to fall 26-7.
After kicking off its season with an impressive 4-1 record, the Douglas Cats have began to struggle a bit winning just three of its eight games since its double header with the Laramie Rangers on June 5.
The sun gleamed off of the Legion A Championship trophy. As the Douglas Cats and Cheyenne Hawks squared off for the title, there was the trophy, sitting on a folding table right behind home plate. After five games in five days, the Cats fell just short of the title.
At this point in the season, the Douglas Cats need every win they can get. The Legion B State tournament is less than a month away and the team will need to win almost every game in conference play to guarantee themselves a spot in Sheridan.
Playing host to seven other teams from around the state, Nida Field showcased the Douglas B Tournament. The Cats B team finished the tournament with a 2-1-1 record in their four games.
Zack Andrews believes in his team. Dropping only two athletes from last year’s roster, the Douglas Cats head coach knows what his returning lineup is capable of and remains optimistic following a rough patch against AA-teams to kick off the season.
Not all good things are meant to last forever. Even for the Legion A Douglas Cats, it meant that a season full of accomplishments – including the most wins in a season since 2001 and a season high 14-game winning streak – had to come to an end, one way or another.
The Douglas Cats were just one bad inning and a bout of poor defensive play away from a dominant weekend of baseball.