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Bryson Hyle tags out the Simla runner at home during non-conference action in Simla on Thursday, March 28.
Wendy Dickey

Cheyenne Wells Baseball Splits with Springfield in Tight Double Header, Blanked by Simla

By Betsy Barnett

March 29, 2024

After being swept by McClave in the season opener at the Cardinal field on Tuesday, March 19 the Tigers earned their first win of the baseball season on Friday when they split a doubleheader at Springfield losing the first game, 7-5, but coming back and grabbing the win in the nightcap, 10-5. But on Thursday, March 28, the Tigers hit a buzz saw in Simla losing in a big score of 11-0.

The Tigers are 1-4 in the early baseball season, while Springfield moves to 1-2 after losing to Stratton, 15-5, on Tuesday, March 26th. Simla went to 2-4 after defeating the Tigers.

Despite collecting six hits in the contest to the Longhorns’ five hits, the Tigers still lost Game one, 7-5. Seniors Carson Noe and Keaton Marriott each collected two hits in the loss.

The Tigers fell behind six runs by the third inning, but fought back closing the gap on a single, a double, and a second double.

Cheyenne Wells opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when Bryson Hyle grounded out but scored Noe who had gotten on base utilizing a single to center field.

But Springfield came roaring back in the bottom of the fourth inning after Jorey Billings was struck by the pitch with bases loaded, bringing in a run. Carter Barnes was also struck by a pitch bringing in a second run. Finally, an error committed at first base allowed two more runs to score.

The Longhorns then added two more runs in the bottom of the third inning when Henry Wright singled, scoring two runs, and Cody Malone laid down a sac bunt that scored one more run.

The Tigers tried to come back late in the game as they trailed 7-1 going into the top of the fifth inning. In that inning they would generate 4 runs, but not enough to overcome the Longhorns’ big lead.

In that inning Perry Chadwick pulled a walk with one out. Noe then singled to right field bringing Chadwick all the way home. He would advance to second base on the throw to the plate to try to get Chadwick. Marriott then pounded out a double on a hard ground ball past the left fielder. That hit scored Noe.

With Marriott on second base and two outs, Brenden Framel was hit by the pitch putting two aboard. Zach Dickey then doubled to right field scoring both Marriott and Framel.

Dickey led the Tigers going 1-for-2 at the plate and adding two RBIs to the Tiger tally.

Hyle got the start on the bump for the Tigers and worked through four innings giving up five hits and four earned runs, striking out three, and walking one.

For Springfield it was Leyton Jones who took the win. Jones allowed four hits and three runs over four and one-third innings, striking out nine and walking three.

The nightcap saw the Tigers rally together and get the win, their first of the season, over the Longhorns, 10-5.

Keaton Marriott, a senior who goes to school at Kit Carson, is the shortstop for the Cheyenne Wells Tigers. Wendy Dickey


The Tigers opened the scoring right away in the top of the first inning when Zach Dickey drew a walk with bases loaded scoring Chadwick from third base. Chadwick had arrived on base on a dropped third strike and passed ball.

The Tigers kept the pressure on scoring 5 runs in the second inning and 4 more in the third inning.

The five runs in the top of the second inning when Chadwick hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Trey Scheler who got on base with a single ground ball past third base. Noe then got the ball in play and arrived on an error that scored Chadwick. Hyle then grounded out but hit in Noe. Next, Framel pounded out a double to right field that scored Keaton Marriott. Finally, Dickey singled to right field to score Framel.

Springfield scored 2 in the bottom of the second inning after Cheyenne Wells’ big run leaving the score at 6-2.

The Tigers made the score 10-2 after scoring four more runs in the top of the third inning when Marriott doubled, scoring two runs, Frame hit into a fielder’s choice bringing in another run, and Dickey singled again scoring one more run.

Springfield made a push in the last part of the game scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the fourth and one more in the bottom of the fifth inning while keeping the Tigers scoreless in the final two innings.

Noe started Game 2 on the hill for the Tigers. The senior allowed went the distance giving up two hits and five runs (one earned) over five innings, striking out eight and walking one batter.

Dickey and Framel were a force to reckon with in the middle of the lineup as each collected multiple hits. Dickey would have three RBIs and was 2-for-2 on the day.

Simla used two strong innings to control the Tigers on Thursday during Cheyenne Wells’ home opener, defeating them 11-0. The Cubs generated 4 runs in the top of the first inning and 6 more in the top of the third inning to close any chance of the Tigers coming back in the game.

Bryson Hyle led things off on the bump for the Tigers. The junior gave up eight hits and nine runs, five earned, over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking three.

Keaton Marriott brought relief from the bullpen working through 2.1 innings giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run, walking 2 and striking out three.

The problem for Cheyenne Wells was at the plate as Simla’s T.J. Eurich gave up just one hit—to Taegen Ering—no runs over five innings of solid work, striking out 11 and walking one.

The Cubs scattered 10 hits around the field and accumulated 16 stolen bases.

The Tigers will travel to take on a tough Las Animas (3-1) in another non-conference contest on March 29.

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