Cheyenne Central and Campbell County Beat Their Rivals in the Softball State Tournament [VIDEOS]
Day two of the Wyoming High School Softball State Championships began with a pair of rivalry matchups in the winner’s brackets.
Campbell County rallied from a 6-1 deficit and beat Thunder Basin, 16-8.
A short time later, Cheyenne Central topped Cheyenne East, 11-10.
Those two victories put the Camels and Indians into the semifinal on Friday.
After trailing 3-0, Cheyenne Central scored eight straight runs and then held off a comeback attempt by the Thunderbirds.
The Indians tied the game at 3-3 in the first. They took the lead for good with a five-run third. That was highlighted by Cameron Moyte’s two-run home run.
Cheyenne East pulled within 10-9 in the sixth. Cheyenne Central received an insurance run when Ashley Bunch homered in the bottom of the frame. That proved beneficial because Trista Stehwien hit an RBI-double in the seventh that trimmed it to 11-10. Then, with runners on first and second with no outs, three straight strikeouts by Katie Hinz wrapped up the Indians’ win.
WyoPreps spoke to Bunch after the game. She had two hits and drove 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 answered with a pair of runs in the fifth inning that cut the Camels’ lead to 10-8. A five-run sixth inning wrapped up a victory for Campbell County.
Three RBI base hits and an error led to the five runs in the fourth inning that put the Camels in front for good. Four more errors, an RBI double, a fielder’s choice, and an RBI triple created the final margin.
Natalie Clonch had five hits and two RBI’s, while Jadeyn Snyder added three hits and drove in four runs.
WyoPreps talked with Clonch after the victory.
Cheyenne Central and Campbell County squared off in the semifinal on Friday night.