Cheyenne Central and Campbell County win at State Softball [VIDEOS]
Day two of the Wyoming State High School Softball Championships began with a pair of rivalry clashes in the winner’s parentheses.
Campbell County recovered from a 6-1 deficit to beat Thunder Basin, 16-8.
Soon after, Cheyenne Central dominated Cheyenne East, 11-10.
Those two wins put the Camels and Indians in the semi-finals on Friday.
After leading 3-0, Cheyenne Central scored eight straight points then resisted a Thunderbirds comeback attempt.
The Indians tied the game at 3-3 in the first. They took the lead in earnest with a third of five points. This was underscored by Cameron Moyte’s two-point home run.
Cheyenne East shot in the 10-9 in the sixth. Cheyenne Central received an insurance run when Ashley Bunch hit a low-frame home run. This turned out to be beneficial because Trista Stehwien hit an RBI brace in the seventh which reduced him to 11-10. Then, with runners in the first and second with no strikeouts, three consecutive Katie Hinz strikeouts wrapped up the Indian victory.
WyoPreps spoke to Bunch after the game. She had two hits and led in three runs.
Campbell County scored nine runs in the third and fourth innings to take control of their game against Thunder Basin. The Bolts responded with a pair of runs in the fifth inning that reduced the Camels’ lead to 10-8. A five-run sixth inning concluded a victory for Campbell County.
Three basic RBI hits and one error led to the five runs in the fourth inning that put the Camels in the lead for good. Four other mistakes, an RBI brace, a defender’s pick and an RBI treble created the final margin.
Natalie Clonch had five hits and two RBIs, while Jadeyn Snyder added three hits and led in four runs.
WyoPreps spoke with Clonch after the win.
Cheyenne Central and Campbell County met in the semifinals on Friday night.
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