Team claims second place

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The Newcastle Babe Ruth Junior Longhorn team emulated their older counterparts earlier this month when they claimed second place at the Wyoming State Tournament held in Buffalo July 11-14. The Newcastle team started the tournament with a 27-4 victory over Sheridan on July 11, and followed it up the next day with a 9-1 win over Riverton that put them in the semi-final contest. The Longhorns got the best of the host team when they beat Buffalo 7-3 in the July 13 contest to advance to the title game, but Buffalo was able to rally through the loser’s bracket of the tourney to earn their way back to the championship. Because they were undefeated going in, Newcastle had a little wiggle as Buffalo had to beat the Longhorns twice to claim the title. Unfortunately, home field advantage helped the hosts do just that, as they cruised to a win in the first championship game and then held on in a wild affair in the nightcap to beat Newcastle 12-11 with a late inning rally.

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