Westco Zephyrs, Express have strong week
     2014-06-26      By Kaitlyn Krzyzanowski    kaitlynk@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Sheila Weber/Sheila Weber Photography - Zephyrs’ pitcher Beau Lofink preps for a strike out during last week’s match up with the Gering Legion seniors. Lofink had a stellar performance during the Alliance tournament last week with eight strike outs and gave up only one hit to Gering. 
Although the Zephyrs didn’t begin the week with a win, the Alliance tournament on June 21 and 22 brought the Westco Zephyrs to victory multiple times.

On June 19, Zephyrs began their week in Scottsbluff facing a doubleheader against Greeley. Greeley showed their strengths and won both matches resulting in the first win being 15-0 and the second 10-2.

Throughout the Alliance tournament, however, the luck changed for the Zephyrs beginning with a smooth win against Gering 8-0. Five runs were scored in the third inning resulting in the team getting the victory. Beau Lofink excelled during the game only giving up one hit while allowing no earned runs or walks. Lofink also struck out eight.

The Zephyrs started to pick up more steam after a 12-0 win against Torrington during their second match. With eight total RBIs, Andy Van Amburg and Trevor Garcia contributed the most with each getting a total of two. The team also scored 15 total hits throughout the game. Garcia also helped lead the Zephyrs to victory in their next game against Chappell by receiving three total RBIs. The Zephyrs came out victorious with a 10-2 win.

The final game played against Rapid City 320 also found the Zephyrs successful. Thanks to a groundout by Traceton Halley that ended up scoring Tristan Donelson, the team held the lead for good resulting in an 11-6 win.

Westco Express found themselves in an equally as successful week during the Cheyenne tournament held on June 20 through the 22.

Express had their first game against the Cheyenne Indians which resulted in a blowout for their team with the Express winning 23-3. Fifteen runs were scored in the sixth inning to help the team reach that victory. Although the Express had a tough game against Davy Jones next, they still came out victorious with a 7-4 win.

The third game for the Express against Fort Collins ended up being a tough battle as well. However, the opposing team had an error in the eighth inning which resulted in the Express taking the lead and then the win. Terrell Koch was a standout for the Express with three total RBIs on just two hits.

The final game for the Express against Cheyenne ended up being another blowout win for the team. Express won 10-0 and scored often throughout the game.

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